Twitter Search – In Plain English

Posted by Kent Beatty | Posted in Basics, Search, Tools | Posted on 20-08-2009


How Twitter Search creates new opportunities for plugging in, tracking news in real time and discovering trends.


What This Video Teaches


This video uses a metaphor of “Twitterville” to illustrate the opportunities to use the Twitter Search feature to find people and information, read news and discover emerging information.  It teaches how Twitter Search:

  • Helps people listen to what others are saying
  • Creates a real-time news source
  • Makes trending topics visible
  • Connects related information with hashtags
  • Helps businesses listen to customer feedback



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Twitter in Plain English

Posted by Kent Beatty | Posted in Basics, Twitter | Posted on 01-08-2009

By Kent Beatty of Talent Media Group – Follow him @kentbeatty

So when your friend says, “I just don’t get the twitter thing.”  Send them over to this blog post.  Lee and Sachi LeFever make excellent videos using a technique they call “paperworks.”  They use simple tools, a white board and paper cut outs, and plain English in their fight against complexity.  Although appearing deceptively simple, their videos have lurking under the surface lessons that have been crafted with great care.  Below is their simple explanation of Twitter.


Twitter in Plain English




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