Although these days we all prefer to stay within 140 characters, there are exceptions. We’ve compiled a list of six such exceptions in the form of books that will teach you everything you need to know about Twitter and microblogging. All the books are as fresh as the whole microblogging revolution so it’s only a matter of picking the right one(s):
In Twitter Power, Joel Comm, the well known internet marketeer, tackles Twitter for business. Best suited to those new to microblogging, Twitter Power gives a good overview of how to tweet effectively. Yes, the first chapters of Twitter Power deal with the basics and most of you will probably skip them. However, this book gives good guidance to experienced Twitter users who have decided to also use microblogging in business and marketing. How to build your team? How to build your brand? Joel Comm tries to answer all of your questions and give you some real microblogging power…
Twitter Tips, Tricks and Tweets
New to Twitter? Twitter Tips, Tricks and Tweets is the ultimate guide for those who need a fast start. If you’ve been using Twitter for a longer time, don’t pick it up. On the other hand, maybe you want to learn how to customize your profile? Using Twitter on your mobile phone isn’t easy for everyone right? Paul McFedries has written the essential Twitter guide, so use it well!
Twitter Means Business
For those already using social media, Twitter Means Business gives a good overview of it’s impact on impact. Julio Ojeda-Zapata gives numerous examples of corporate Twitter users, such as Starbucks, JetBlue, Comcast and other. Use microblogging as a customer support service, public relations tool or product development resource.
For those about to build (Twitter applications), O’Reilly’s Twitter API provides an introduction to using the richness of Twitter’s data. It gives an overview of Twitter, the ecosystem and culture, as well as the technology you need to start building your own Twitter application. Code samples? You got it! Kevin Makice illustrates the use of the Twitter API with sample applications such as Tweet Publisher, Auto Tweet, Tweet Alert and others.
Why should we care about Twitter? Twitter Revolution gives you a ten step program on why you need to get into social media. If you already know it’s value, the authors provide resources on how to improve your performance on the microblogging web. Need followers? Let the revolution begin…
The Twitter Book
From the man who coined the term “web 2.0”, comes an awesomely Twitter-like book about Twitter itself, caled simply The Twitter Book. Why? The authors manage to tackle their overhyped subject with grace and ease, giving an easy to understand introduction to microblogging and how to use it both personally and in business. Specific examples such as “retweet your customers” could prove invaluable even to the more experienced Twitter user.
Twitter Mit 140 Zeichen zum Web 2.0
Sprechen sie Deutsch? For those who are more at home with German, Nicole Simon and Nikolaus Bernhardt’s Twitter – Mit 140 Zeichen zum Web 2.0 is the essential guide to microblogging. With over 40 million Germans online, there’s quite the market out there for this book. It includes various tips and tricks as well as practical stories of Twitter success.
What’s your favorite?