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  • Twitter How to Guide

  • What is Twitter?

    An online social network, which allows its users to read and send messages, called

    “tweets.”

  • How to Use Twitter: Jargon

    Tweet:  A message, which is 140 characters long.

    Handle: What you use for your username.

    Retweet or RT:  Giving credit to another person’s tweet or re-sharing.

    Feed/Timeline: The tweets on your homepage. It's made up of a stream of updates from Twitter users you follow.

    Mention or @: Referencing a user by their username in a tweet .Those users are notified when this happens.

    Example: Thanks for making our golf course look great @adavncedturf!

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  • How to Use Twitter: Jargon Cont

    •  Direct Message or DM:  A 140-character message between two people, which is private. You are given the option to accept a DM from all Twitter users or from just the users you are following. You can only DM a Twitter user who is already following you.

    •  Hashtag or #:  A way to identify a message on a topic being talked about. By using hashtags, you are enabling other users to find your tweets, based on a topic you chose. If you click on a hashtag, you can see all the tweets that mention it from any twitter user. Do not put spaces in the hastag.

    Example: Winter has come, time to use the ice melt! #icemelt

    •  Follow: The user’s tweets will show up in your feed and you can send direct messages to them.

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  • How to Use Twitter: The Steps

    Step 1: Signing Up

    •  Go to https://twitter.com

    •  Click the Sign up for Twitter Button.

  • How to Use Twitter: The Steps

    Step 1: Signing Up Continued

    •  Fill out the full name, email, password, and

    username fields on the sign-up screen.

    •  Choose whether you want Twitter to be tailored.

    •  Click the Sign up Button.

  • How to Use Twitter: The Steps

    Step 2: Signing Up Continued--Prompts

    Click “Let’s go” to get started. Check items you are interested in and press continue.

  • How to Use Twitter: The Steps

    Step 2: Signing Up Continued--Prompts

    Select people or organizations to follow. Click the x’s to get rid of the suggestion (click all x’s to get rid of all). Then, click continue.

    Upload a photo, then click continue. This step can be skipped.

    Username  and  Handle  

  • How to Use Twitter: The Steps Step 2: Signing Up Continued--Prompts

    Upload your contacts. This step can be skipped.

    If you decide to upload, your contacts will show up next. You can click on the x to get rid of a contact. Click continue to finish.

  • How to Use Twitter: Profile Your Profile Screen: Home Screen

    •  Your feed/timeline shows you what your followers are tweeting, as well as, the users you follow.

    •  The trends area shows popular topics being discussed across Twitter.

    •  You can reach your notifications here (who is now following you and mentions of you).

    •  Direct messages can be found and composed here.

    •  The discover tab displays popular topics and hashtags. It also suggests users for you to follow and recommends

    particular stories based on your own connections, language, and location.

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  • How to Use Twitter: Profile Expanding a Profile

    •  To start expanding your profile, click on “Edit

    Profile.”

  • How to Use Twitter: Profile

    •  Add a header photo (Big photo that goes across the top of page. Dimensions:1500x500 pixels)  

    •  Add where you are located

    •  Add a bio

    •  Add website (if you have one)

    •  Add a theme color (Buttons and text will be this color.)

    Expanding a Profile

  • How to Use Twitter: Tweets Anatomy of a Tweet

    Name  of  User   User’s  Handle   Time/Date  Tweeted  

    Reply  to  Tweet   Bu"on  

    Retweet   Bu"on  

    #  of  Times     Retweeted  

    Favorite    Bu"on   More  Bu"on*  

    Summary  of  Tweet:   #  of  retweets  

    Users  who  retweeted   Expanded  info     Exact  Qme  

    *  Share  via  Direct  Message…share  tweet  with  another  user  in  a  direct  message.        Embed  tweet…allows  you  to  copy  and  paste  the  HTML  code  into  a  blog  or  website.        Mute..allows  you  to  remove  a  user’s  tweets,  without  blocking  or  unfollowing  them.  They  will  not  know.        Block  or  Report…blocking  a  user  will  stop  them  from  following  you  or  looking  at  your  tweets  when  they  are                                                                      logged  into  twi"er.  You  can  report  someone  for  behavior  that  is  not  considered  good.  

    Picture  (Avatar)   of  User  

  • How to Use Twitter: Tweeting How to Tweet

    •  Click on the tweet button.

    •  Begin tweeting by typing in the box that pops up (the tweet button will turn bright blue).

    •  Copy and paste a link in the box, if you are referencing items, like articles.

    •  Add a hashtag (#) to identify the topic you are discussing. If you are

    talking about icemelt, type #icemelt at the end of the sentence.

    •  If you are referencing a particular person or company in a tweet, type @ and, then, their username (@advancedturf) in the sentence.

  • How to Use Twitter: Tweeting How to Tweet

    •  Click the camera icon to add pictures and help illustrate what you are trying to say.

    •  Add where you are by clicking the location button here.

    •  Tweets can only be 140 characters long and you can check this here.

    •  When you are done, click the “Tweet” button (It turns bright blue when you

    type in the box).

  • How to Use Twitter: Following How to Follow

    •  Go to the search bar and type in the user’s name.

    •  Click on their username or picture in the search

    results.

  • How to Use Twitter: Following How to Follow

    •  Click on the follow button.

  • How to Use Twitter: End

    Those instructions were the basics of Twitter. If you have any questions, e-mail me at briggs@advancedturf.com.