Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service that allows you answer the question, &quot;What are you doing?&quot; by sending short text messages 140 characters in length, called &quot;tweets&quot;, to your friends, or &quot;followers.&quot; Microblogging … “What are you doing?”
Twitter.com This is my account. A tiny bio & picture. And then, “microposts” … 140 characters or fewer to answer the question: “What are you doing?” &gt; You can post whatever you want … most people it’s a quick update. Businesses also use this to respond to people talking about their brands. It can also be used to track things … outbreak of influenza for example … how many people have certain words in their posts? This is you TALKING … but who’s listening? Who are you listening to?
Twitter.com This is the “old twitter” … Few more things … you can just post your updates, but that’s kind of like talking to yourself. You can also follow people … and depending on your privacy settings … they can follow you . And that’s where it gets interesting … getting these updates from people / organizations / news. I get MOST of my news from twitter. You can go to their profile and see what they’re up to … You can let these posts wash on by
@twittername Tweeden = many options for posting twitter … not just the web: tweetdeck,
Surveys / research / crowd sourcing
NEWS … hahah
A few quick tips … #hashtags @elisapiper D elisapiper RT = retweet
Sign up … step by step
Terms of Service – you can read them
They’ll suggest people / organizations to follow by interest …..
They aren’t local
Find your friends by uploading an address book I find it’s easier to look through who your friends are following … those are the folks you’re connected to here
Just look for people you know are on …
Some more stuff to do:
Don’t add your location if you’re concerned about the phone as a tracking device Don’t show everyone’s photos DO protect your tweets if you have any concerns
You can update your password here You can post updates on twitter from your phone … if you set it up that way. You can turn off notices // want an email when you get a direct message? Ot when someone follows you?
This is where you add a picture!
Change your design … colors, theme, etc.
Twitterpart to tweet
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