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The wise use of Twitter coming from a not-so-wise person



What the reason that you started tweeting?

For networking? Because everyone is on twitter?

With the evolution of technology, social media plays an important part in your life.  No matter for work (business), entertainment or just to connect with your friends.  Social media has become essential in daily life and is a tool used to market yourself.

My reason for tweeting:

Initially, the reason was it would be graded into my course requirement. When I started out, I was clueless about what twitter was used for. I had this concept that tweetples would tweet incessantly about mundane happenings in their life.

This was my thoughts till Stephie Tan -fashion nation blogger (@stephietan), guest lecturer for one of our NCT (New Communication Technologies) lecture shared with us about her experience in social media. Why her? As she is a frequent user of Twitter, established writer of fashion nation which lead to freelance writing on various magazine and she owns her own online shop.

Stephie Tan

stephie tan (not my image-not our lecture too)

She told us “Everything that is shared on the social media can be tracked upon” so nothing is safe online.  So you need to be careful of what you post. Also she shared with us how she gets followers, “the topics that you talk about interests the followers” Therefore you must find your interest, then people would be enticed to follow your tweets.

With her sharing, I felt more inspired about the direction for my tweets and I began to understand more about twitter and the reason for tweeting.

Hence, my reasons for tweeting became:

  1. To connect with friends or family members or people with my same interest
  2. Sharing information with others

Hence the tweetples actually knows information faster than a person who reads the daily news. As information is being retweeted to their followers, it is being spread throughout twitter community.

And how should you go about tweeting? This is the simple way of what I learn:

1. Plan your tweets:

What you want to tweet about and what is your purpose for tweeting. It could be because you wanted to share the information, or you want an opinion about something.

2. Execute your tweets:

Considering what time would be the perfect time to get all your followers to read it and the way you want to phrase your tweets to make it interesting. You should also take into consideration whether you should retweet what you have tweeted (in order for better reach and frequency)

3. Learning from your tweets

It is very important to learn from your tweets in order to improve your tweets. Take notice of what interests your followers. Learn from how others write their tweets, how they manage to spark others’ interest.

4. Optimising your tweets

After learning, you have to measure whether it reaches out to your followers. Or else tweak the way you tweet about things – giving a different angle.

No matter what, you must always dare to try on the social media.


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Guest lecturer – Stephie Tan!

The first thing I heard when I reached the lecture theater was that there was a guest lecturer coming in at 10am. Well, surprise surprise. It shocked me to know that it was stephie tan, who is a fashion nation blogger. Check her out here. Or add her at twitter: @stephietan.

I really love the style of her writing, as seen in fashionation and her own blog called stephiesays. Because of her writing, she managed to get a lot of freelancing writing jobs without asking for it. What’s more is she can do the things she likes and yet get paid! The kind of life I would love.

Have to say I was shocked that she would specially take time out to share with us how she uses social media to her advantage. She may not be as famous as Xiaxue but she is humble and is willing to take time to share with us her success.

I liked her points that she mentioned in lecture, that you might not know who is following you so you should not offend the person. After you don’t know if your parents are stalking you online. I am totally safe in that area, my mum doesn’t use the computer, she doesn’t know ANYTHING about social media. Except for facebook account which my cousin showed to her. But she doesn’t know how to login on her own.

Also you need to talk about things with substance, the topic must be interesting to sustain your reader’s interest. This makes me think about my interest and how this might help me in my near future.

I have to say that I was greatly inspired by what she says and I will put in more effort to do well in my social media, though it is still quite mind-boggling with the amount of research done to back up your information. Social media allow you to reach/communicate with your friends as well as people that you do not know. Also it is networking and understanding people’s interest. Though to utilize it fully to your potential, you will need to be known for something.

This gives me a lot to think about already. Pondering.

Professional Preparation Class

our rep, andris!

our rep, andris!

The one with the ‘leopard’ prints, though it looks more like black  with white spots. But hey, more points for being so fashionable right? LOL. Her hair had the rubber band style, the idea is London from American’s Next Top Model Cycle 12.



If you watched ANTM (American Next Top Model) you would have seen her. I liked her out of all the other models in this season because I believe she has potential to make it to the top three! ^^

Anyway, Andrea did a spoof of Ris Low, the ‘Miss Singapore’ of the way she spoke. It was really classic! ^^



Here’s the video that is going to make everyone laugh…

And what I found what was our famous Phua Chu Kang doing a spoof on her:

Which do you like better? The spoof or the original? ^^ I really can’t decide. HAHA!

Just updated: 4th November!

I also just spotted a spoof of ris low on the mrbrown show that is a vodcast using “So Hot” from WonderGirls.

Have fun viewing all the videos!

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