Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Twitter Basics
Twitter Basics
Twitter Basics
Twitter Basics
Twitter Basics
Twitter Basics
Twitter Basics
Twitter Basics
Twitter Basics
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Twitter Basics


Published on

Are you new to Twitter? Let us help you with the basics.

Are you new to Twitter? Let us help you with the basics.

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

No notes for slide


  • 1. Basics
  • 2. What is ? A free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read brief messages.
  • 3. - Messages are known as “Tweets” - intended to answer the question “What are you doing?” - Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters long. - Users have a profile page where their Tweets are displayed. Basics
  • 4. More Basics...
    • Each user has their own subscribers known as “Followers” and each user can subscribe (“Follow”) other users.
    • Users have a home page where all of their Tweets and the Tweets of the users they Follow are displayed.
  • 5.
    • @ = Reply To/Mention
    • When replying to a user’s post, the replier would place the @ symbol before the user name of the person they are replying to.
    • When the @ symbol is used within the Tweet, this is a Mention.
    More Basics...
  • 6. More Basics...
    • RT = ReTweet
    • This could be found at the beginning of a status and would be followed with the original author’s post. It is used when a user is re-posting (ReTweeting) another user’s status.
    • Direct Message
    • When two users are following each other, they have the option to send a Direct Message. There is still a 140 character limit, but these messages are completely private - more like an email.
  • 7. Additional Capabilities - Tweeters can upload images and videos to 3rd party websites and put a link in their status that directs followers to view the media.
  • 8. Continued...
    • Users can customize their profile picture, background and color scheme.
    • Twitter tracks Tweet content and compiles “Trending Topics” that are searchable to see what people are tweeting about.
    • Often the # symbol is used to tag a word or phrase. This symbol makes the topic more searchable & encourages it to become a Trending Topic.
  • 9. Now Tweet Away...
    • In need of a friend? Follow our resident Mad-Man, Buzz Winkle, and never feel lonely again:
    • @Buzz_Winkle