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Learning to Twitter @martinlewisMSE

This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's blog. Please read the blog first, as this discussion follows it.

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  • Your abit late with whole twitter-facebook discussion !
  • DMC75_2DMC75_2 Forumite
    216 Posts

    I am a social media Manager and also have a great training video available .

    If i can be of help in anyway

    Please ask


    P.S havent posted link as wasnt sure it would be allowed
  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
    8.3K Posts
    DMC75 wrote: »

    I am a social media Manager and also have a great training video available .

    If i can be of help in anyway

    Please ask


    P.S havent posted link as wasnt sure it would be allowed

    Please do post the link as long as its not too plugging (it would have broken the rules without express permission).

    Thanks very much
    Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert.
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  • charles_b_2charles_b_2 Forumite
    49 Posts
    Sorry, I still don't get either Facebook or Twitter, they are - to me at least - the pinnacle of the 'me too' brigade.

    There is obviously something in it, as Facebook has around 500 million members, and twitter has famous people posting their activities, but I for one pass on the whole concept, probably as I don't follow the crowd I guess!
  • oakhouse13oakhouse13 Forumite
    767 Posts
    I think your account is confusing. There is already a Twitter account for MSE and also an MSE Deals Twitter account. Your Twitter account looks like it is you personally, but is Tweeting deals.

    These are re-tweeted but if the terms change like on the travel money card and people are not including the link back to this website in their tweets then people might be misled into signing up for deals they think are about to end.

    Early days, and you only learn by experience.
  • Hi Martin, Could you please explain what I will have to do to get a Secondary Charge on my daughter & son-in-laws property. They are in full agreement. I lent them £40.000 pounds over about 18 months to improve their property. It has gone from negative equitty to having at least £60.000 equitty in it. Unfortunately my son-in-law could be about to loose his employment and this puts them in a very unstable position. I need to make sure I get my loan back in case anything happens. What does this entail and how much will it cost?

    Many Thanks Chargrill:T:T
  • ChiefGrasscutterChiefGrasscutter Forumite
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    Given the amout of total twaddle twittered about the gulf of Mexico Oil spill - mostly from those who knew fk all about it - I think I'll give it and the stuff on it a miss.

    In general there are people who know an enormous amount about any subject. However you will not hear from them as commercial confidentiality requirements, or company bans on any public observations by their employees will mean they do not contribute to public forums etc.

    Then there are those who know just a little about about a subject...either from being a sub-supplier in the industry in their work or from a hobby. However these people indeed realise how little they really know about the precise complexities of the subject - and hence in general they refrain from commenting.

    Finally we get to the group who think they know everything - but in practice know absolutely nothing. You know the type who rant about how "easy" is is to run a bank they could do it (no they couldn't)
    Unfortuntely it is from this final group that we get all the comments, letters to the editor, rants on BBC phone in programs..........
  • edited 8 March 2011 at 11:56PM
    183 Posts
    edited 8 March 2011 at 11:56PM
    Twitter is rubbish, it is basically announcements or half a conversation, it is very difficult to follow.

    What amazes me is how two pretty useless things could become so popular, facebook looks like
    it was designed on the back of a fag packet, twitter is basically having a conversation with yourself!!

    Both complete rubbish!!

    Both have extremely limited functionality which they miraculously combine with being difficult to use!!

    They make MSE look good!! Now that's saying something!! ;)
  • Can I just say the background to the MSE twitter page is awful, makes the content very difficult to read. Like the new MSE logo though.
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