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@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.

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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  • 1. http://bryonytaylor.com @vahva’s guide to Twitter Part 3: a short tour of Twitter
  • 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. 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. http://bryonytaylor.com Discover – find what’s happening on twitter Here you will find new people to follow, current trends, breaking news etc.
  • 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. http://bryonytaylor.com @ replies or mentions This is when someone mentions your twitter username in a tweet This is a public conversation
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.