Twitter for Beginners An online course by Shelly Terrell
Agenda • Review some of the basics! • Discover how to gain and keep followers! • Answer questions!
Chat box question: How often do you use Twitter? A. Only 1 time B. 1 to 2 times a week C. 3 to 4 times a week D. Daily
How to Update Click update!
Chat box questions: • What should you update? • How often should you update?
You should: • Include links! (www….) • Ask questions! • Start conversations! (@bob) • Use hashtags! (#iranelection) • Be on topic! Be interesting! • Retweet! (rt@bob)
You should not: • Be vulgar or rude! • Forget to give credit for a link! • Always market yourself! • Always DM! (direct message) • Forget to reply!
How to direct message (DM)! You put a “d” in front! No @! Then username!
How to Retweet (RT)! Find a good link or quote!
1. Write RT in front of the username 2. Copy & paste! 3.Click update!
Useful tools Search Trending topics Hashtags Ex. #musicmonday
Chat box question: What questions do you have about Twitter?