Twitter users need your help

On the list below at left are people asking us for help with Twitter. Can you help them? We’ll be too busy for a few days to get back to everyone. Thanks! You many have to scroll down, as there are also other kinds of questions mixed in. For more information, scroll down to below the lists.

Plus, if you really like helping, look at this list of people asking Twitter questions, or this list of people you can help with their Twitter questions.

People who need help People giving help

What’s this about?

Above is a list of people that could use your help (read the tips first, though). Please help anyone you can! Why? A great way to get followers is to find people you can help…and help them! The right hand column is a list of people who are giving help.

In fact, feel free to visit this post anytime you would like to find people to help! When you help someone, if you would add #tshlp to your tweet, that will help me see it so I can thank you :) And if you want to tell them about this post, give them this link: http://j.mp/GetGiveHelp (to encourage them to understand what you’re doing, and what they can do).

Did someone help you?

Tips (or click here for help resources)

1. What if the tweet isn’t a question at all?

Ignore anything that doesn’t look like a question. What’s shown below are Twitter search results (that I’ll try to keep updated) but it won’t be perfect.

2. What if the question is hard to understand?

  1. See tip #4 and #5 below for how to see the conversation that led to the question
  2. If that doesn’t help, tweet the user and ask them to clarify their question
  3. Sometimes it works just to guess at what they’re asking and say whatever seems like it will be the most helpful thing

3. How will you know who helped someone?

  1. If you add #tshlp to every tweet you write when helping someone from the list below, that will help me see it so I can thank you :)
  2. At the very bottom I’ve included a link to people who are helping (at least those that have remembered to include the #tshlp). Also, figure that tweets that are over a day old have probably already been helped.

4. How can I see the tweet on it’s own page for more options?

  1. Underneath each tweet it will say “[X] hours ago”. That is is a link you can click. It will take you to a web page where you can see the tweet all by itself, and depending on your web interface, there will be a variety of extra options, such as…

5. How can I see the conversation the person is asking about

  1. When you are viewing a tweet on its own page there will usually also be some words that say “in reply to TweetSmarter” (or whoever). That is also a link. Click that to see what the person is replying to.

6. What are some resources I can use to help people?

Google search is all you need much of the time :) …but here are some of my favorite links for helping people:

  1. For questions about Twitter applications, use the controls at the top left of the OneForty website.
  2. http://j.mp/TwitterFixes
  3. http://j.mp/LearnHashtags
  4. http://j.mp/TheTwitterBasics
  5. http://j.mp/SearchOldTweets
  6. http://j.mp/MissingTweets
  7. http://j.mp/TwitterSuspension
  8. http://j.mp/TweetSafely
  9. http://j.mp/TwitterTrademarkRules
  10. http://j.mp/TheTwitterLimits
  11. http://j.mp/TwitterAbuse
  12. http://j.mp/HowUseLists

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