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I created a Facebook page for our Inn and a Twitter account. I have NO clue what Twitter is all about or how to work it. Anyone know of any simple tutorials?
 

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not tutorials so much, but some decent information:
From Quantum Hospitality:
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Follow Forty Putney B&B on Facebook and Twitter - Tim Brady really uses it to his advantage like no one else I've seen. Hopton House B&B in the UK is another good one - although full disclosure, I stopped following her for awhile because it was too much!
You can get Facebook to feed automatically to Twitter from your fan page.
I will be doing a little session in it at the SR meeting in December - I will bring you a copy of my handouts.
 

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If you need a tutorial for Twitter you're in over your head.

Tweets on Twitter should be short snippets of info for your guests, who you hope will find you and follow you. Upcoming events, specials, food, weather, helpful stuff that takes all of 140 characters to write. Or, make a nice long post on your blog and reference it on Twitter.
You can write a ton on Facebook and link FB to Twitter so your FB ramblings show up, truncated, on Twitter.
 

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going on twitter, just be sure to check who is following you so you can remove them if they are random porn sites. these people immediately start following newbies. that's all i'm going to say.
 

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Thank you all for your responses, and Jeanne I greatly look forward to your handouts!
But I should have been much more specific. I "get" what I want to do in terms of the social networking, but it's the actual nuts and bolts of posting that I just don't get. I set up the Twitter account and it automatically said I was following 20 people...and I didn't see any place to delete. I didn't have time to really sit and dissect it yet, hopefully next week.
Every time I think I have Facebook figured out they change it, this latest "Live Feed" thing is driving me nuts.
 

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Thank you all for your responses, and Jeanne I greatly look forward to your handouts!
But I should have been much more specific. I "get" what I want to do in terms of the social networking, but it's the actual nuts and bolts of posting that I just don't get. I set up the Twitter account and it automatically said I was following 20 people...and I didn't see any place to delete. I didn't have time to really sit and dissect it yet, hopefully next week.
Every time I think I have Facebook figured out they change it, this latest "Live Feed" thing is driving me nuts..
Do you have more than one Twitter account? Did it really say that 20 people were following you rather than the other way around? I tried searching for you but came up with no hits on your B&B name.
 

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Thank you all for your responses, and Jeanne I greatly look forward to your handouts!
But I should have been much more specific. I "get" what I want to do in terms of the social networking, but it's the actual nuts and bolts of posting that I just don't get. I set up the Twitter account and it automatically said I was following 20 people...and I didn't see any place to delete. I didn't have time to really sit and dissect it yet, hopefully next week.
Every time I think I have Facebook figured out they change it, this latest "Live Feed" thing is driving me nuts..
Do you have more than one Twitter account? Did it really say that 20 people were following you rather than the other way around? I tried searching for you but came up with no hits on your B&B name.
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I think I have just one, with the b&b name...it said I was following 20 people, when I hadn't decided to follow anyone. And I can't see how to "unfollow" them. Talk about unhip, aren't I supposed to be one of the younger innkeepers here? I'm an old fuddy duddy...these kids and their new fangled technologies...

Hey, did you get my email on the milk jug the other day? I have to run out next week to pick one up for someone else, so if you want to try one let me know and I will get you one too!
 

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Thank you all for your responses, and Jeanne I greatly look forward to your handouts!
But I should have been much more specific. I "get" what I want to do in terms of the social networking, but it's the actual nuts and bolts of posting that I just don't get. I set up the Twitter account and it automatically said I was following 20 people...and I didn't see any place to delete. I didn't have time to really sit and dissect it yet, hopefully next week.
Every time I think I have Facebook figured out they change it, this latest "Live Feed" thing is driving me nuts..
Do you have more than one Twitter account? Did it really say that 20 people were following you rather than the other way around? I tried searching for you but came up with no hits on your B&B name.
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I think I have just one, with the b&b name...it said I was following 20 people, when I hadn't decided to follow anyone. And I can't see how to "unfollow" them. Talk about unhip, aren't I supposed to be one of the younger innkeepers here? I'm an old fuddy duddy...these kids and their new fangled technologies...

Hey, did you get my email on the milk jug the other day? I have to run out next week to pick one up for someone else, so if you want to try one let me know and I will get you one too!
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Yup, that's what I searched on...nada. I'm still thinking about the milk jugs, so don't worry about it for me!
I did find your FB page, tho.
 

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Thank you all for your responses, and Jeanne I greatly look forward to your handouts!
But I should have been much more specific. I "get" what I want to do in terms of the social networking, but it's the actual nuts and bolts of posting that I just don't get. I set up the Twitter account and it automatically said I was following 20 people...and I didn't see any place to delete. I didn't have time to really sit and dissect it yet, hopefully next week.
Every time I think I have Facebook figured out they change it, this latest "Live Feed" thing is driving me nuts..
Do you have more than one Twitter account? Did it really say that 20 people were following you rather than the other way around? I tried searching for you but came up with no hits on your B&B name.
.
I think I have just one, with the b&b name...it said I was following 20 people, when I hadn't decided to follow anyone. And I can't see how to "unfollow" them. Talk about unhip, aren't I supposed to be one of the younger innkeepers here? I'm an old fuddy duddy...these kids and their new fangled technologies...

Hey, did you get my email on the milk jug the other day? I have to run out next week to pick one up for someone else, so if you want to try one let me know and I will get you one too!
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Yup, that's what I searched on...nada. I'm still thinking about the milk jugs, so don't worry about it for me!
I did find your FB page, tho.
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Ok, here's what's weird...I created the FB page, now I can't find it. Is it attached to my name at all?
 

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Thank you all for your responses, and Jeanne I greatly look forward to your handouts!
But I should have been much more specific. I "get" what I want to do in terms of the social networking, but it's the actual nuts and bolts of posting that I just don't get. I set up the Twitter account and it automatically said I was following 20 people...and I didn't see any place to delete. I didn't have time to really sit and dissect it yet, hopefully next week.
Every time I think I have Facebook figured out they change it, this latest "Live Feed" thing is driving me nuts..
Do you have more than one Twitter account? Did it really say that 20 people were following you rather than the other way around? I tried searching for you but came up with no hits on your B&B name.
.
I think I have just one, with the b&b name...it said I was following 20 people, when I hadn't decided to follow anyone. And I can't see how to "unfollow" them. Talk about unhip, aren't I supposed to be one of the younger innkeepers here? I'm an old fuddy duddy...these kids and their new fangled technologies...

Hey, did you get my email on the milk jug the other day? I have to run out next week to pick one up for someone else, so if you want to try one let me know and I will get you one too!
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Yup, that's what I searched on...nada. I'm still thinking about the milk jugs, so don't worry about it for me!
I did find your FB page, tho.
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Ok, here's what's weird...I created the FB page, now I can't find it. Is it attached to my name at all?
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I found it by searching on the inn name, but it comes up with your personal name.
 

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Thank you all for your responses, and Jeanne I greatly look forward to your handouts!
But I should have been much more specific. I "get" what I want to do in terms of the social networking, but it's the actual nuts and bolts of posting that I just don't get. I set up the Twitter account and it automatically said I was following 20 people...and I didn't see any place to delete. I didn't have time to really sit and dissect it yet, hopefully next week.
Every time I think I have Facebook figured out they change it, this latest "Live Feed" thing is driving me nuts..
Do you have more than one Twitter account? Did it really say that 20 people were following you rather than the other way around? I tried searching for you but came up with no hits on your B&B name.
.
I think I have just one, with the b&b name...it said I was following 20 people, when I hadn't decided to follow anyone. And I can't see how to "unfollow" them. Talk about unhip, aren't I supposed to be one of the younger innkeepers here? I'm an old fuddy duddy...these kids and their new fangled technologies...

Hey, did you get my email on the milk jug the other day? I have to run out next week to pick one up for someone else, so if you want to try one let me know and I will get you one too!
.
Yup, that's what I searched on...nada. I'm still thinking about the milk jugs, so don't worry about it for me!
I did find your FB page, tho.
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Ok, here's what's weird...I created the FB page, now I can't find it. Is it attached to my name at all?
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I found it by searching on the inn name, but it comes up with your personal name.
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And now I can't find where to delete the Inn page under my name, I don't want them linked.
 

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Thank you all for your responses, and Jeanne I greatly look forward to your handouts!
But I should have been much more specific. I "get" what I want to do in terms of the social networking, but it's the actual nuts and bolts of posting that I just don't get. I set up the Twitter account and it automatically said I was following 20 people...and I didn't see any place to delete. I didn't have time to really sit and dissect it yet, hopefully next week.
Every time I think I have Facebook figured out they change it, this latest "Live Feed" thing is driving me nuts..
Do you have more than one Twitter account? Did it really say that 20 people were following you rather than the other way around? I tried searching for you but came up with no hits on your B&B name.
.
I think I have just one, with the b&b name...it said I was following 20 people, when I hadn't decided to follow anyone. And I can't see how to "unfollow" them. Talk about unhip, aren't I supposed to be one of the younger innkeepers here? I'm an old fuddy duddy...these kids and their new fangled technologies...

Hey, did you get my email on the milk jug the other day? I have to run out next week to pick one up for someone else, so if you want to try one let me know and I will get you one too!
.
Yup, that's what I searched on...nada. I'm still thinking about the milk jugs, so don't worry about it for me!
I did find your FB page, tho.
.
Ok, here's what's weird...I created the FB page, now I can't find it. Is it attached to my name at all?
.
I found it by searching on the inn name, but it comes up with your personal name.
.
And now I can't find where to delete the Inn page under my name, I don't want them linked.
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Hold on. If you have your own FB page as yourself, you can create a fan page for the inn that does not show who put the fan page up. That's the correct way to put up a business page. But then if you don't want anyone finding your personal page based on an inn search, don't mention the inn on your personal page and don't mention yourself on the inn's fan page. Make sense?
 

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not tutorials so much, but some decent information:
From Quantum Hospitality:
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Follow Forty Putney B&B on Facebook and Twitter - Tim Brady really uses it to his advantage like no one else I've seen. Hopton House B&B in the UK is another good one - although full disclosure, I stopped following her for awhile because it was too much!
You can get Facebook to feed automatically to Twitter from your fan page.
I will be doing a little session in it at the SR meeting in December - I will bring you a copy of my handouts..
I can't find Forty Putney on Twitter...
 

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not tutorials so much, but some decent information:
From Quantum Hospitality:
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Follow Forty Putney B&B on Facebook and Twitter - Tim Brady really uses it to his advantage like no one else I've seen. Hopton House B&B in the UK is another good one - although full disclosure, I stopped following her for awhile because it was too much!
You can get Facebook to feed automatically to Twitter from your fan page.
I will be doing a little session in it at the SR meeting in December - I will bring you a copy of my handouts..
I can't find Forty Putney on Twitter...
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their twitter name is innkeepers. Interesting choice.
 

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not tutorials so much, but some decent information:
From Quantum Hospitality:
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Best Practices
Follow Forty Putney B&B on Facebook and Twitter - Tim Brady really uses it to his advantage like no one else I've seen. Hopton House B&B in the UK is another good one - although full disclosure, I stopped following her for awhile because it was too much!
You can get Facebook to feed automatically to Twitter from your fan page.
I will be doing a little session in it at the SR meeting in December - I will bring you a copy of my handouts..
I can't find Forty Putney on Twitter...
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their twitter name is innkeepers. Interesting choice.
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Man, I wish my inn had a pub!!! That looks fun.
 

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I found Twitter to be a waste and once the porn messages started coming to me..that was the last straw. I just deleted the account. I have Facebook and that seems to be working just fine for friends only.
 

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not tutorials so much, but some decent information:
From Quantum Hospitality:
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Best Practices
Follow Forty Putney B&B on Facebook and Twitter - Tim Brady really uses it to his advantage like no one else I've seen. Hopton House B&B in the UK is another good one - although full disclosure, I stopped following her for awhile because it was too much!
You can get Facebook to feed automatically to Twitter from your fan page.
I will be doing a little session in it at the SR meeting in December - I will bring you a copy of my handouts..
I can't find Forty Putney on Twitter...
.
their twitter name is innkeepers. Interesting choice.
.
Man, I wish my inn had a pub!!! That looks fun.
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It is fun, we just visited Tim yesterday. His Pub is really nice, even it's small but only for guests and they have beer tastings every saturday for guests.
 
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