Welcome to Blog Section #19 Twitter-Topic 3 Twitter 101: a few more Twitter Basics. We’ve talked Tweet, reTweet, and saw the little bird :).
Twitter 101: We Got Started
Before we go any further, here’s a recap:
- In Blog #19.01 we signed up for Twitter. We also talked about terms:
- Home Page which will show tweets from you and tweets of the people you are following on Twitter.
- Profile Page which will show all your tweets. You will have an address, mine is: https://twitter.com/BarbBradyBlog
- In Blog #19.02 we talked about how Twitter works:
- Following: The is the list of those you choose to follow.
- Followers: This is the list of those that follow you.
- @. This is what you use before a Twitter Username to create a call out to a certain person.
So, let’s continue with a few more Twitter 101 Basics and then it will be up to each one of us to jump in to Twitter.
Twitter 101: the Twitter screen
- At the top of your Home page, you will see basic info:
- Tweet. This is the number of tweets you have sent.
- Followers. When someone follows, the number will go up and when someone stops following you, the number will go down.
- Below the basic info is a box that says “Compose a Tweet”. You may not do a lot of tweets at the beginning because you are learning and focusing on following others. But soon, you will be tweeting!
- Just type in your Tweet and click Send.
P.S. One of the best things I have read across the Internet is this tip (and I have read this tip more than once): Don’t wait for people to find you, go find and follow them. Hopefully, they will then follow you back.
Twitter 101: Direct Messaging
Direct Messaging is Twitter’s version of a private message. Twitter Rules: you can only send a private message to your Followers; you can only receive a private message from someone you Follow. Huh? So . . . I think, this is to be used if you are both following each other.
- Private Messages are still limited to 140 characters.
- They can be called DM’s.
To send a Direct Message:
- Click Gear icon
- From the drop down, click Direct Messages
- Click New message
- Type in their username
- type in the message
- Click Send
So, it’s time . . . let’s both jump in to Twitter. Let me know how it goes and
See you next time as we continue to Simplify Technology …