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  • This tour will comprise some of the main elements of your twitter page.
  • When you sign into your Twitter account, you will see a homepage comprised of a number of elements and functionalities In this tour you will learn about the key elements to know in order to help you get started (though the list is not exhaustive): The home button, where a blue light will appear when there are new tweets to download from the feed The feed, where your tweets and those of your followers will appear (they can be expanded for more detail or collapsed to take up less space in your feed Your main profile summary, which can be used to click on to access: your profile page your past tweets the list of users you follow; and the list of profiles for those who follow you The connect section, which shows when there has been activity by other users related to you or something you’ve tweeted, including: all interactions with you (primarily users who @mention you, ‘favourite’ your tweets, or follow you) only mentions (when a user specifically mentions your @username) The search bar, which allows you to search Twitter for information (NOTE: it’s best used only to save hashtag searches since Google’s search engine is much more precise at searching) Your profile and messages area, specifically: how to access your direct messages The compose button Your profile area Your feed Where to compose a tweet
  • When you sign in to Twitter, you will be taken to a main page. This is called your ‘homepage’ The blue light beneath your homepage denotes tweets that have not yet been viewed (note the ‘5 new tweets’ under ‘Tweets’)
  • Collapsing tweets reduces the room that individual tweets take up in your feed.
  • Note that it is also possible to
  • The default for this section is all of your Twitter ‘interactions’
  • To isolate those tweets in which you’ve been mentioned, click on the mention button
  • We’re going to look at retrieving direct messages
  • Direct messages can only be sent by users who follow one another
  • Note that, like a tweet, direct messages cannot exceed 140 characters
  • Etad virtual tour

    1. 1. A Tour of Your Twitter Homepage
    2. 2.  Anatomy of a Homepage Home button Feed • Expanding Tweets • Collapsing Tweets Main Profile Summary Connect • Interactions • Mentions Search Bar Profile Button Where to Compose a Tweet
    3. 3. Anatomy of a Homepage
    4. 4. Home Interactions Search Profile & New Tweet Messages FeedMainProfileSummary When you sign in to Twitter, you will see a page like this. We’ll learn about some key aspects of these Twitter elements.
    5. 5. Home Button
    6. 6. This is your homepage. If you see a blue light underneath this area,It means you have tweets to view in your feed.
    7. 7. Feed• Expanding Tweets• Collapsing Tweets
    8. 8. The feed area displays tweets from you and your followers in reverse chronologicalorder. You can click on an individual tweet to see more detail about it...
    9. 9. …like this!
    10. 10. When you want to collapse tweets, click here.
    11. 11. Main Profile Summary
    12. 12. This clickable area displays information related to your profile: your profile page,your tweets, users who follow you and those who you follow.
    13. 13. Connect• Interactions• Mentions
    14. 14. If you see a blue light under ‘Connect’, you should click on it.There are a few reasons why a light sometimes appears here...
    15. 15. The interactions section of ‘Connect’ shows when you’ve been @mentioned,followed by someone else or one of your tweets has been ‘favourited’.
    16. 16. To see only your @mentions, click on ‘Mentions’, just below the‘Interactions’ tab. It shows instances of your username being mentioned.
    17. 17. Search Bar
    18. 18. This is the search button.You can use it to search for people, words or categories of information.
    19. 19. Google is the best way to search usernames and keywords butthe search function is a good way to save hashtag searches.
    20. 20. Profile Button
    21. 21. This is your profile button. You can click on it to view or change yourprofile information or see private messages sent directly to you.
    22. 22. This is the display you’ll see if you click the profile button.We’re going to check the private or ‘direct’ messages.
    23. 23. A blue circle beside a message means it is unread. To read andreply to it, click on the message.
    24. 24. Where toCompose a Tweet
    25. 25. This blue button is one of the places on your homepage where you cancompose a new tweet. (The other place is beneath your tweet count.)
    26. 26. Congratulations!While this is not an exhaustive list of the features and actionsavailable with your new Twitter account, hopefully it helps youto begin to make your way. Best wishes!