The 7 habits of highly effective Twitter users

Turns out Stephen Covey’s book on the habits of highly effective people relates to the most influential people on Twitter.

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Habit No. 1: Make each tweet count

Mark sure each tweet or update you send is relevant. There is an increasing amount of noise on Twitter, so you need to make sure each tweet you send grabs the attention of your followers. With limited time and lower attention spans, compelling tweets are a must. Hint: Try to follow the nine simple formulas to creating killer headlines.

Habit No. 2: Know yourself

Discover and clarify your values and goals. What are you trying to accomplish from Twitter? Think Guy Kawasaki and his Twitter strategy.

Habit No. 3: Plan ahead

Plan and execute your tweets for the week ahead. Schedule some tweets using a third-party platform like HootSuite or TweetDeck (which is now part of Twitter).

Habit No. 4: Know your following

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