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  1. 1. A Basic User Guide<br />Created By:<br />Kathrine Farris<br />Owner/Administrative Professional<br />Office Solutions ME<br />Twitter<br />
  2. 2. What isTwitter?<br />Twitter is an online social media Platform<br />A place to share information<br />A way to find information<br />A place to ‘meet’ and connect with people of similar interests and potential clients<br />A way to ‘listen’ and ask what people think<br />Best of all, it’s FREE<br />
  3. 3. Tweet<br />A Tweet is a message typed and sent out on Twitter<br />Tweets are seen by everyone who is following you<br />Tweets can only be 140 characters, and should be shorter for easy ReTweeting<br />Tweets can be about anything you find interesting or informational<br />
  4. 4. Follower<br />Followers are people on Twitter who see your Tweets, they have chosen to follow you<br />A list of your followers is on your profile<br />Usually, It is good practice to follow people who follow you<br />
  5. 5. Following<br />Following someone on Twitter allows you to see their Tweets and Direct Message them<br />A list of who you are following is on your profile<br />
  6. 6. DirectMessage(DM)<br />A Direct Message is a Tweet that is only seen by the recipient <br />Someone has to be following you in order to Direct Message them<br />Direct messages are a great way to ask a someone a specific question or personally thank them for following you<br />
  7. 7. ReTweet(RT)<br />A ReTweet, is when you forward someone else’s Tweet to all of your followers<br />A ReTweet contains RT and original senders name shown with an ‘@’ symbol (i.e. RT @OfficeSME)<br />This is a great way to increase the number of people that see your Tweets<br />To allow others to ReTweet your Tweets, keep your Tweets short<br />
  8. 8. Hash Tag(#)<br />Hash tags help to organize Tweets of similar content <br />Hash Tags are shown as a number (#) sign followed by the topic (i.e. #Maine, #Cars, etc.)<br />Hash Tags are helpful in getting Tweets to appear in search results<br />
  9. 9. Platforms<br />There are many different 2nd party sites that allow users to Tweet and organize Tweets and followers<br />Tweets include a ‘from’ line at the end, this indicates the platform used (i.e. web, Tweetdeck, etc.)<br />Each site has it’s own advantages and disadvantages<br />
  10. 10. Lists<br />Your Followers can be organized into categories called lists<br />You can establish custom categories to organize your followers<br />People that are following you can add you to a list that they have created<br />People can see the lists that you are added to<br />People can follow entire lists<br />
  11. 11. Symbol Recap<br />Because Tweets are limited to 140 characters, symbols and abbreviations are important<br />@ – Twitter user name<br /># – Hash Tag <br />RT – ReTweet<br />DM – Direct Message<br />
  12. 12. How to get Started…<br />Get started on Twitter,<br />Choose a user name and password<br />Create a profile that tells about you and/or your business<br />Upload a picture<br />Start Tweeting and Following<br />
  13. 13. Follow me on Twitter by going to <br /><br />Or search for @OfficeSME<br />Happy Tweeting!<br />Let’s Connect!<br />