HOW TO BE A #Twit­ter­celebrity

We got Sree Sreeni­vasan, Chief Dig­i­tal Of­fi­cer, Columbia Univer­sity, to help you get pop­u­lar on #Twit­ter­verse!

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It won’t be long be­fore the num­ber of peo­ple fol­low­ing you on Twit­ter will be con­sid­ered a skill. So we asked the ex­pert for some handy tips on how to climb the Twit­ter pop­u­lar­ity charts. Re­mem­ber, you read it in Cosmo first! Par­tic­i­pate by post­ing on a reg­u­lar ba­sis. Aim for 3-5 posts a day, with no more than one post an hour. But that can vary when you are do­ing live-Tweet­ing. Find Twit­ter chats where lots of folks are talk­ing and jump in. #Par­tic­i­pate No one wants to con­stantly hear about what you’re eat­ing un­less you are a food writer or chef. In­stead, share things that re­flect the best you. #Dont­boreme there are at least 50 ad­di­tional peo­ple you could be fol­low­ing. Don’t fol­low blindly, but seek out good feeds. And no spon­sored stuff! #Fol­lowingis­good Share con­tent shared by oth­ers, us­ing the Retweet but­ton, but also oc­ca­sion­ally cut­ting and past­ing the Tweet and putting RT in front of the other per­son’s Twit­ter han­dle. #RT­more Peo­ple de­cide in a few sec­onds whether to fol­low you or not. De­scribe your­self clearly and link to a site where peo­ple can learn more about you. The more in­for­ma­tion you give, the more Twit­ter is likely to sug­gest you to oth­ers as well. Be sure you have a re­cent, recog­nis­able photo of your­self. And make sure your han­dle is recog­nis­able and mem­o­rable. #Op­ti­mise Share things—tips, ideas, ar­ti­cles, that are help­ful to oth­ers and peo­ple will flock to you. #Helpothers Al­ways credit oth­ers if they point you to some­thing you are shar­ing (us­ing “via”) and do in­clude @ men­tions when talk­ing about oth­ers, so they can get more fol­low­ers. #Gen­eros­i­tyrules Whether you’re fol­low­ing less than 20 peo­ple or 2,000, Vi­su­als and videos work great on Twit­ter, so post more.

#Pho­to­splease Fol­low th­ese tips, and be­come a Twit­ter star like

th­ese celebs!

Son­akshi

Sinha

Neha Dhu­pia Katy Perry Sonam Kapoor

Ri­hanna

So­phie Choudry

Kelly Os­bourne

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