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How To Set Up A Twitter Account

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Step-by-step Twitter account set-up.

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How To Set Up A Twitter Account

  1. 1. HOW TO SET UP A TWITTER ACCOUNT1. Go to: http://twitter.com2. Click the big yellow, “SIGN UP” button on right3. Enter the information as asked: Full Name: Your full, legal name User Name: The name you want others to find when searching for you [Example: John_C_Smith_Sales_Director] Use underscore (_) marks for better chance at available name Password: The longer, the better. Add numbers to make it more secure Email: Enter the email address you want to be contacted through4. Opt-In Boxes – There are two opt-in boxes on this page. Both are already checked and will activate unless you uncheck them (click on them to do this). The first opt-in box allows others to find you via your email address and the second one allows Twitter to send periodic announcements to you.5. It may take a couple of tries to get all of the account information accepted for you to create your new account. Any duplication of information with other existing Twitter accounts will reject your entry. Keep trying – there are many creative solutions to securing your Twitter account.6. When all of the information is approved, click the, “CREATE MY ACCOUNT” button.7. INTERESTS – This page allows you to select which interests you would like to follow with your account. The more of these you follow, the more tweets you will receive from others with similar interests. For a business-only Twitter account, you may wish to only follow business related interests.8. FRIENDS – Again, if this is just a business-only account for you, you may wish to keep this list filled with only business contacts. Several icons of sources for searches appear here (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.), all of which may offer access for you to build your friends list.9. A Confirmation Email will be sent to the email address you entered for this new account. Go to your email and follow the instructions to activate your new Twitter account and you’re ready to begin!10. You may go to Youtube.com for further detailed instructional videos on how to set up your digital device for your new account.ProMatch Networking Team 3/3/11rev1

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