Twitter How To Set Up An Account


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Twitter How To Set Up An Account

  1. 1. Twitter Tutorial: How to Set Up an Account Getting Started 1. First you have to get to Twitter’s homepage by either entering the search word “Twitter” into Google and clicking on the first search result, or by entering into the address bar found at the top of your internet browser. 2. Click on the orange button “Give it a Try.” 3. The next step is to fill out your information. Be sure to use your actual information when filling out this part out, especially for your username. 4. If your username has already been taken, try entering variations of your full name (e.g. put the initial of your first name and your full last name, or your first name and initial of your last name, etc.) until you find a username that is available. 5. Enter your password. It is recommended that you keep this password as consistent as possible with your other social media passwords. 6. Make sure to enter a valid email address because you will be sent a confirmation email in order to activate your Twitter account. 7. It is recommended to leave the box that says “Let others find me by my email address” checked off because many people often use email addresses to find other people. 8. Also, it is not a bad idea to leave the box that says “I want the inside scoop – please send me updates!” checked off so that you received emailed once in a while with updates from Twitter. 9. Click “Create My Account.” 10. Enter in the caption to complete the security check. Twitter will now ask you to start finding people but, as is recommended with all social networks, you should wait and set up your profile first and then reach out and try to add people. The more information you have in your profile the more likely it is that others will recognize you when you send out your invitation. For Twitter it is rather important that you take a little bit of time upfront to see how other people use Twitter so that you can copy their style. Also, a good rule of thumb is having ten tweets before you aggressively start adding people to your Twitter network. 11. Skip steps #1 “Suggestions”, #2 “Friends” and #3 “Anyone” by clicking “Next Step” at the bottom right. 12. Once you have skipped the 3 steps you will be taken to the Twitter homepage for your personal profile.
  2. 2. Settings 13. Click on the “Settings” button found at the top right to start adding information and customizing your profile. 14. Go through your personal account information and make sure everything is correct, including your time zone. 15. Check the box that says “Add a location to your tweets.” This is a good idea because you will be able to target your tweets geographically and get search results for Toronto. 16. Do not check the privacy box. You do not want to hide your tweets, you want others to be able to search for them. 17. Click on the “Save” button at the bottom of the page, enter your password and click “Save Changes.” 18. Near the top of the page you will see a bar with different tabs in it such as “Account”, “Password, “Mobile”, etc. Skip over the Password and Mobile tabs. (The password tab we have already dealt with and the mobile tab is for users who use text messaging a lot.) Notices This is where you can determine what kind of emails you will receive from Twitter. It is recommended that you leave all these boxes selected since it is a good idea to be alerted when people are reaching out to you, as well as receive emails from Twitter to keep yourself updated. “New Follower” emails let you know when you have a new person who is following your tweets. This is useful because you can start following them back and send them a little thank you note. “Direct Text” emails alert you when people are trying to contact you so that you can respond in a timely manner. 19. Click on the “Notices” tab and leave all the boxes checked. Your Profile and Headshot Part of your profile is a picture. You can use a picture or you can use a logo. It is recommended to use your headshot picture. Have your headshot saved in a convenient place on your computer. 20. Click on the “Profile” tab. 21. Once you have your headshot saved click on “Browse” and navigate to where your picture is saved.
  3. 3. 22. Click “Open” to upload it into the system. 23. Enter in the rest of the information on your profile, especially your website since it will be visible. 24. Under “Bio”, keep it succinct since it only allows you to enter 160 characters (one or two sentences). Do not provide information that is not relevant. 25. Click “Save.” Changing Your Background This section will allow you to change the background of your profile. This is a good idea because it will demonstrate that you are an engaged Twitter user, not a passive one. Note: Take the time to create a customized background. Create your background separately and save it in a convenient location on your computer. Please come see Brad Sage at the office to get the ball rolling on creating your own background. It is great to have a customized background because not only does it demonstrate that you are taking Twitter seriously, it also allows you to include some additional personal information such as links to your other profiles, your email, mailing address etc. on your Twitter profile it only gives you 160 characters and not too many other fields to give a lot of information so customizing your background is a great way to include more information. 26. Click on the “Design” Tab. 27. Save your background in a convenient place on your computer. 28. Click on “Change Background Image” at the bottom of the page. 29. Click “Browse” and search for your saved background on your computer. Click “Open.”