in 15 minutes. Learn the basics about Twitter in 15 minutes!. What is Twitter?.
Learn the basics about Twitter in 15 minutes!
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
@ + name The command which allows tweets to be sent; proceeds username (i.e. @journchat)
Following You choose to receive someone's updates
Followers People who choose to receive your updates
Direct Message Private message sent between two people
Block Preventing someone from reading your updates
Favorites A public area to save your favorite tweets
Fail Whale When too many people are tweeting!Hashtag The # next to a word allows for conversation tracking (#tweetup) http://search.twitter.com
Tweetup A face-to-face gathering of those who tweet
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