in 15 minutes. Learn the basics about Twitter in 15 minutes!. What is Twitter?.
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Learn the basics about Twitter in 15 minutes!
What is Twitter?
Twitteris a service for people to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent messages. These messages are posted to your profile or your blog, sent to your followers, and are searchable on Twitter search.
Twitter lets users engage in conversations with other users in 140 characters or less.
Tweet Posting a message to Twitter
@ + nameThe command which allows tweets to be sent; proceeds username (i.e. @journchat)
FollowingYou choose to receive someone's updates
FollowersPeople who choose to receive your updates
Direct MessagePrivate message sent between two people
BlockPreventing someone from reading your updates
FavoritesA public area to save your favorite tweets
Fail WhaleWhen too many people are tweeting!HashtagThe # next to a word allows for conversation tracking (#tweetup) http://search.twitter.com
TweetupA face-to-face gathering of those who tweet
Your Twitter ID
Your User ID = 15 characters
Make your ID easy to remember
Preferably your name, brand or something you want associated with YOU
You’ve only got 140 characters, use them wisely
Check the availability of your username across multiple platforms (http://usernamez.com/)
EXAMPLE:@skydiver, @savvyauntie, @nancyloo
Start the conversation
Tips for engaging
Remember: there are no rules!