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Twitter Basics for Non-techies (like me)


How do I set up a Twitter account? …

How do I set up a Twitter account?
Twitter for people who need an introduction to Twitter. A step-by-step guide to getting started.

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  • 1. Twitter for Starters Learn Twitter Basics
  • 2. How to
    • Watch a video overview of Twitter
    • Create a Twitter account
    • Update your status (start twittering)
    • Search for people with the same interests to follow
    • Reply to someones tweet
    • Save a tweet (favourite) to read later
    • Direct message someone you are following
  • 3. Open your web browser or Your Internet browser would normally be Internet Explorer or Firefox. If you have a Mac it will be Safari
  • 4. Search for
  • 5. Open
  • 6. Twitter home page
  • 7. Watch the video Watch the Common Craft video to get an overview of Twitter
  • 8. Get started with Twitter
  • 9. You need to:
    • Decide and enter a username
    • Remember you are creating an online identity
    • Your password
    • Your email address
    • The words you see in the image
    • Accept the conditions to save and continue
  • 10. Fill in these fields
    • Username
    • Password
    • Email address
    • Image words
    • Accept conditions
  • 11. Go to Settings to enter:
    • Name
    • Username
    • Email
    • Time zone (drop down list)
    • Web site (if you have one)
    • Bio
    • Language preference
    • Then save the settings
  • 12. Fill in these fields
  • 13. Update your one line bio
  • 14. Your bio Make sure you write something meaningful in your Bio so other can learn something about you. Bios are searchable.
  • 15. Go back to the Home Page
  • 16. Home page: Update your status and view tweets from people you follow
  • 17. Update your status in 140 characters Update your status on your Home page
  • 18. Search for people to follow The search tab is a the bottom of the home page
  • 19. Search: enter key words of your interests to find other people
  • 20. Decide who you want to follow
    • Enter keywords of topics you want to follow
    • This will return tweets by people who have used these words. Look at their bio to see who they are and who their followers are.
  • 21. Click the follow sign to follow someone
  • 22. Follow is changed to following
  • 23. You can see who you are following here On the Home page Click to see who you are following
  • 24. Read your tweets
  • 25. Profile page: Your tweets You can see the tweets you have made here.
  • 26. Reply to other people’s tweets
  • 27. The @ symbol sends a reply This symbol before someones name sends a reply that Goes to their ‘reply’ tab. E.g. @starpath
  • 28. Click the reply symbol This will place the ‘@’ symbol in the status update box before their name. Then type your reply
  • 29. Reply to someone’s tweet by clicking the reply symbol
  • 30. @name is inserted
  • 31. This is where you can see replies to your tweets
  • 32. Favourites
  • 33. Save interesting tweets to read and reply to later
  • 34. ‘Favourite’ a tweet by clicking the star This saves it into the ‘Favourites’ tab to go back and read when there is more time.
  • 35. Read the tweets you have saved (favourites)
  • 36. Your favourites here
  • 37. Direct Messages These are private messages between you and one other person
  • 38. Send or read direct messages Private messages are not for public viewing. An email is sent and the message is saved in the ‘ Direct Messages’ tab.
  • 39. You can see Sent and Received Direct Messages here:
  • 40. Send a Direct Message Access the drop down list of the people you are following.
  • 41. Direct Message drop down list
  • 42. Send direct messages from:
    • The ‘message’ link on the profile page
    • The reply icon from your direct messages
    • The drop down box on the direct message inbox page
    • The status update box using:
    • d + username + message