Twitter, Mobile (SMS), and Other Applications<br />
Twitter and Mobile SMS<br /><ul><li>Connecting your mobile device to Twitter allows tweets to be posted when on the road. In order to set this up, click on the settings on the top right corner. Select the "Devices" tab. Enter in your mobile number as requested, including your country code.
Check the box below, allowing Twitter to send messages to your phone. Press "Save".
Twitter will then ask you to send a computer-generated code to their number via text message. Twitter matches the mobile phone number with the correct long or short code from that region.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Connecting your mobile device to Twitter allows tweets to be posted from your mobile phone. In order to set this up, click on the settings on the top right corner. Select the devices tab. Twitter lists various short codes to dial in order to connect your mobile phone with your twitter account. To set this up, follow these steps: (Note the screenshots below are set up using the US short code).
Text the word "Start" from the mobile phone you want to connect to your twitter account to the appropriate short code.
Upon receiving the next message, reply back with the name of your twitter account to continue. (alternatively, if you are creating a new account you can reply back with the word "Signup".
After sending your username to twitter, you will next be required to send in your password. reply back with your password to continue.
After receiving a message back from twitter, you will need to confirm your setup by replying back with the word "OK"</li></li></ul><li>Reference Codes by Country<br /><ul><li>US: 40404
Note: The international number is still in the testing phase. Those using the international number will not be able to receive updates from Twitter on their phone.</li></li></ul><li>Mobile SMS Continued<br /><ul><li>Once the message is sent, refresh the page. It should look like the image above
Now you can use the code (in this example 40404) and text in your tweet to this number. It will appear to your followers and will show up on your page.
For more information on Twitter on your mobile phone, see the mobile support page.</li></li></ul><li>Mobile-Specific Vocabulary<br />When using a mobile device, there are specific commands to perform certain actions, such as following a friend. Do not use @ along with these commands unless specified.<br />Use the following commands to turn mobile Twitter updates on and off:<br /><ul><li>ON : Turns ALL your authorized Twitter updates and notifications on.
OFF : Turns off all updates except direct messages. Send STOP again to turn off direct messages too.
STOP, QUIT, End, Cancel, Arret or Unsubscribe : Turns all phone notifications off.
ON username : Turns on notifications for a specific person on your phone. Example: ON alissa.
OFF username : Turns off notifications for a specific person on your phone. Example: OFF blaine.
FOLLOW username : This command allows you to start following a specific user, as well as receive SMS notificatiosn. Example: FOLLOW jerry.
LEAVE username : This command allows you to stop receiving SMS notifications for a specific user. Example: LEAVE benfu.</li></ul>Use the following commands to send private messages, favorite tweets, etc.<br /><ul><li>@username+message: Reply: shows your Tweet as a reply directed at another person, and causes your Twitter to save in their "replies" tab. Example: @meangrape I love that song too!
D username + message : Direct message: sends a person a privat message that goes to their device, and saves in their web archive. Example: d krissy want to pick a Jampa Juice for me while you're there?
FAV username : Favorite a Tweet: marks a person's last Twitter as a favorite and casues the message to show up in your "Favorites" tab.
RT username : Retweet: sends another user's latest Tweet to your followers.
SET LOCATION placename: Updates the location field in your profile. Example: set location san Francisco.
WHOIS username : Retrieves the profile information for any public user on Twitter. Example: whois jack
GET username : Retrieves the latest Twitter update posted by the person. Example: get goldman.
FAV username : Marks that user's last Tweet as one of your favorites. (hint: reply to any update with FAV to mark it as a favorite if you're receiving it in real time) Example: fav crystal
STATS : This command returns your number of followers, how many people you're following, and your bio information.</li></li></ul><li>Mobile – Things to Remember<br /><ul><li>Using on/off username from your phone only stops notifications coming to your mobile phone; you'll still collect a person's updates on the web since you're still following them.
There is no way to unfollow someone or block someone via SMS.
The following commands perform the same actions: Follow = On and Leave = Off.
Following someone from a phone for the first time will also cause you to follow them on the web.
There is no way to stop following a person without visiting their web profile and removing them. The off, leave, stop, and quit commands will only disable mobile updates from that user.
You don't have to use on/off username from the phone, you can also set individual notifications from a person's profile page on the web, or check your following page an damage all phone notification settings there. </li></li></ul><li>Other Applications<br /><ul><li>HootSuiteis a third party Twitter application that runs from an Internet browser. It only supports IE 8 and up, Firefox 3 and up, Safari 4 and up and Chrome 2.0 and up.
HootSuite offers the option of shortening links, scheduling tweets to be posted later, saving searches as columns, and allowing multiple admins for one account.
HootSuite also offers detailed statistics and corresponding graphics.
For more information, go to www.hootsuite.com.
TweetDeckis a desktop Twitter application that makes it easier to manage a Twitter account. It offers the ability to tweet from within the program. It shortens links and can shorten messages that go over the character limit.
It also allows you to see your tweets, @replies, and direct messages in adjacent columns. A useful feature allows you to monitor several searches at one time.
Note: This program cannot run on an Open-Net computer. For more details, go to www.tweetdeck.com/beta.</li>