In this How to Learn Twitter for Beginners article, we are going to tackle the basic steps that one has to take to be able to use and enjoy Twitter. Since there are people out there who were not enlightened on the use of this social networking site, this article will help you get started.
First Few Baby Steps:
- Go to twitter.com. See that green button that reads “Sign up now”? Click on it to start creating your Twitter profile. *Notice that there isn’t much to fill up.
- After filling up your profile, Twitter is going to ask you if you want to find some of your friends on the site. Just enter your e-mail address and password. You may skip this step if you want to.
- Then, a page showing you a list of random people you might know and want to follow on Twitter will appear. These people are mostly celebrities or popular companies and etc. You mat also skip this step if you do not want to add these people.
- You are already done. You can now add a picture of yourself and tweak your profile page.
What Else Can I do?
Now that you have your own profile, you can easily navigate through the Twitter pages. You can now look for people to follow and if you want to do that, check out the Twitter directories to look for people who have similar interests as you (examples of the sites that offer this kind of service are justtweetit.com and twellow.com). Once you follow them, you will be able to see whatever they tweet on your home page. By the way, a “tweet” is what Twitter calls a post or an update that you send to the site. Tweeting is mostly what Twitter is all about.
It’s Time to Tweet!
Just write about anything you want or begin a particular topic by retweeting what other people post. To retweet, you can just click on the retweet button in a tweet that other people posted. Retweeting is just another way of saying “repeat” on Twitter; you can repeat other people’s tweets, and even your own tweets for the sake of reminding yourself and others about certain topics.
Since Twitter is a micro-blogging site, it has a character limit which means that you cannot write beyond a specific number of letters, where, in this case, you only have 140 characters to spare. However, that is nothing to worry about because there are applications that can help you solve that problem such as TinyPaste and TweetShrink.
Hope you found this How to Learn Twitter for Beginners article to be a useful read.