How to sign up and get started on A beginners how-to guide by @camila_espina
1. Go to the twitter website and fill out initial sign up fields:
2. Choose an available username and create account *twitter will automatically let email@example.com know which username is available. *Your username is also your “twitter handle.”
3. Twitter will provide a basic functions walkthrough:
*twitter will prompt you tofollow popular celebrities orbrands to get started.*to follow simply click thisicon.*”following” means thatyou will receive themessages people tweet andbe able to read them inyour “timeline”*accounts with this symbolsimply mean that it is averified entity – forexample, that is the “real”CNN twitter account
*This is what it looks like whenyou’re already following anotheruser.*This is what it looks like whenyou don’t follow a user.*This is what it looks like when youput your cursor over the “following”button – if you click, you will“unfollow” that user and won’t bereceiving their tweets anymore.
4. Search contacts and start following! *If you clicked “skip this step” when twitter suggested following popular accounts, a new window will appear prompting you to find people you want to follow. *You can also search for your contacts from Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and AOL.
Tweet box: where you’llcompose your tweets *This is how your twitter “home” page will look like
Your name andprofile picture *This is your “timeline”How manytweets you’veposted, howmany peopleyou’refollowing andhow manypeople followyouTrending topics
*to view your interactions click here*your interactions show the latest people who’ve:- Started following you.-“Retweeted” one of your posts.-“Mentioned” you in a tweet.
What is a “retweet”?*A retweet is sharing a tweet. You can share someone’s tweet orthey can share yours.*There are 2 ways to retweet someone:1. Put your cursor over someone’s tweet and the “Expand”“Reply” “Retweet” “Favorite” buttons will appear, click retweet.
What is a “retweet”?2. Copy the tweet you want to retweet into your tweet box, place an “RT” and @(the twitter handle of the person you’re retweeting).*Retweeting this way lets you add a comment to the tweet you’re sharing – add it before the RT.
What is a ”mention”?* A mention is when you place an “@” before someone’s twitter handle in a tweet.* When you mention someone, they receive a notification.* Additionally, it will create a link from your post to their twitter profile.* A great way to connect!