How to meet awesome people via Twitter

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If you’re not using Twitter to meet people and make connections, you should be, writes social media and brand strategist Kim Garst: “It’s amazing how much relationship-building you can do in just 140 characters!”

Garst offers four tips to help you meet people and build relationships with Twitter:

  1. Create lists. This helps you follow conversations and more easily interact with pertinent groups. You should have a list of people you’d like to get to know, so you can follow their tweets, share their updates and generally interact with them.
  2. Use the search function. This will help you cut through the overwhelming amount of information flowing through Twitter each day and find the stuff that’s relevant to your interests.
  3. Keep the conversation flowing. Be yourself and respond to every re-tweet and tweet that’s directed at you, as well as some that aren’t from time to time.
  4. Take your relationships offline. Once you’ve gotten to know someone on Twitter, meet up in person if you can. If you can’t, try Skype or a Google Hangout. That offline connection will solidify the relationship.

— Adapted from “Twitter—Your New Power Networking Business Tool,” Kim Garst, The Huffington Post.

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