@vahva's guide to Twitter - Part 3 of 3 - a short tour of Twitter


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This is an updated version of the guide I produced in Autumn 2010. In it I provide a short tour of the features of twitter including explaining mentions, retweets and hashtags.

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@vahva's guide to Twitter - Part 3 of 3 - a short tour of Twitter

  1. 1. http://bryonytaylor.com @vahva’s guide to Twitter Part 3: a short tour of Twitter
  2. 2. http://bryonytaylor.com Home – read tweets of all the people you follow Don’t try and read the entirety of your ‘home’ feed, Twitter is about serendipity. Skim read and click on what you fancy.
  3. 3. http://bryonytaylor.com Connect – see who has interacted with you Here you will find who has followed you, retweeted you (ie repeated your tweet), favorited one of your tweets (ie bookmarked) and ‘mentioned’ you
  4. 4. http://bryonytaylor.com Discover – find what’s happening on twitter Here you will find new people to follow, current trends, breaking news etc.
  5. 5. http://bryonytaylor.com Me – view your own profile Here you will find your recent tweets, access to your favorites, photos and videos you’ve linked to and private ‘Direct Messages’ DMs
  6. 6. http://bryonytaylor.com @ replies or mentions This is when someone mentions your twitter username in a tweet This is a public conversation
  7. 7. http://bryonytaylor.com Retweet (RT) or Modified Tweet (MT) A retweet is like a forwarded email – a repeat of your original tweet – sometimes preceded by RT A modified tweet is your tweet slightly changed – sometimes preceded by MT
  8. 8. http://bryonytaylor.com Hashtags Hashtags are a way of filtering information on Twitter and turning a gushing tap into a few drips of consumable information.
  9. 9. http://bryonytaylor.com #Hashtags A hashtag is a word with # put in front. They are clickable – click on one to see all the tweets that contain that hashtag. Alternatively search for a hashtag using the search bar on twitter.
  10. 10. http://bryonytaylor.com Examples of popular hashtags: #followfriday #bbcqt TV programmes, sports events, gigs & conferences use them. Anyone can create a hashtag – just put a # in front of your chosen key word.
  11. 11. http://bryonytaylor.com End of Part 3 – read the rest at http://bryonytaylor.com/twitterguide All images from royalty-free site: http://sxc.hu . This guide was written in July 2013.