In ‘settings’ and then ‘profile’ you can add an image. Choose a picture that you have stored on your PC. You could use a cartoon or other image, it doesn’t have to be of your face.
Next to where the image icon is, go to ‘change image’ and then ‘browse’. Find your picture in the box and select it by clicking ‘open’, then click ‘save’ at the bottom of the screen and your picture will upload. This works just like when you add an attachment to an email.
Having a picture is important as it makes you appear more ‘real’ and friendly.
You wouldn’t attend a meeting or a conference with a bag on your head would you?!
It helps if you complete the ‘bio’ section describing a bit about yourself. This will help people to find you and also help them to decide whether to follow you. Some people use a list of key words, others write a greeting. It’s up to you but don’t leave it blank.
If you have a blog or company website – add this in the ‘web’ section – this should increase traffic to your site. Or put your LinkedIn public profile address.
Search for something you’re interested in (eg. books) using the search bar on the Twitter home page.
Here you will see all the tweets of people using that term. If you’re interested in what someone has said, click on their name, this will take you to their page and click ‘follow’. See if they’re following anyone you would like to follow and repeat the process.
The more people you follow, the more useful Twitter becomes.
Don’t agonise over who to follow, you can change your mind really easily at any time by clicking