# FollowMe!A Guide on How to Use Twitter By Amanda L. Walker, M.A. Recruiting Coordinator
tweet, tweet• What is twitter?• Why should I care?• What should I say?• How do I set this up?• Now what?
What is twitter?Twitter is a free social networking and micro- blogging service that enables users to send and read others’ users updates known as tweets.Tweets are text based post of up to 140 characters which are displayed in the users’ profile page & delivered to other users who have subscribed to them (known as followers).
Why should I care?Twitter is a platform of people talking on the Internet,people talking to people, and brands talking to people.Twitter is a stream of consciousness of the webcommunity.Twitter is a social media archive that is considered aliving, breathing, permanent, indexed, & searchabledatabase of conversations.
What should I say?Be yourself!The question asks, what are you doing? So answerit.Start Sharing! Start with things that are relevant,things you would like to see, or even pose questionsfor discussion.
How do I set this up?• Begin by signing up for an account at www.twitter.com .
NOW WHAT?START TWEETING!1. To speak to someone* use the @ symbol, and then their twitter name. For example: @olmsgal are you ready for football season?2. To speak privately, use D and their twitter name. For example: D @olmsgal are you ready already at work?3. To pass along something AWESOME, us RT for ReTweet. For example: RT @InternQueen What is your dream internship?4. To start a discussion, use a hashtag (#) For example: What is your dream internship? #DreamIntern