Design Details · January 22, 2020

330: Twitter Tips for Designers



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This week, we talk about how to be meaningfully involved with the design community on Twitter. We share tips for finding people to follow, what to tweet about, and we dig into the value of building online connections with other designers. As always, we share our cool things for the week, including some futuristic-yet-spooky technology emerging in China, and a top-notch film production company.

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Listener Questions:

Carly Batson asks:

Hi Marshall & Brian! I love the podcast and finally today after listening to one of the episodes I caved and set up a Twitter. Two questions I’d love for you to answer:

  1. How is the best way to get involved with the UX community on Twitter and
  2. I’m a remote designer and have a hard time leveraging connections because I don’t have any designers nearby. How can I use social media to connect with other designers?

Some of our notes:

  • Reply earnestly and engage in conversations consistently
  • Don't automate your tweets – stay authentic
  • Stay positive – the negative conversations and hot takes are so fun, but are ultimately counter-productive
  • Use a consistent and friendly profile photo
  • Learn in public, share openly, ask questions
  • Organize a community in your city - Juan Arreguin helped do this with Marshall in Chicago

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