Twitter


Learn the Basics

Good Things, Small Packages
What's a #HASHTAG?
Lights, Camera Tweet!
Instant Connection
Worth a Retweet
A few of your favorite tweets


Setting up your Twitter Account

Tutorial - Getting Started on Twitter



Discover Twitter

What’s in a Tweet?

Inside a Tweet you’ll see photos and videos from people you know or behind-the-scenes moments from the biggest stars. You can link to news stories, blogs, websites and apps.

WHY 140 CHARACTERS?

Twitter was born as a mobile service. It was designed to fit into the character limit of a text message, and Twitter still works on any SMS-ready phone. Brevity keeps Twitter fast-paced and relevant by encouraging people to Tweet in the moment and to focus on the essential idea they are trying to communicate.

WHERE DO TWEETS APPEAR? WHO READS THEM?

Once you Tweet, it is publicly posted on your Twitter profile. In addition, people can follow your stream of Tweets called a timeline so that they automatically appear in their own timelines.

WHAT IS FOLLOWING?

Subscribing to someone’s stream of Tweets is called “following”. To start following someone, click the Follow button next to their name, and you’ll see their Tweets as soon as they post something new.

You don’t have to ask permission to follow someone. Anyone on Twitter can follow or unfollow anyone else at any time. This leads to something unexpected: open and fun conversations that get people talking.

HOW DO I FIND PEOPLE TO FOLLOW?

Start by following people you know. Search for their names or their @handles or find them all instantly by importing your contacts. Then look for your favorite sports teams, actors, local newspapers, writers or schools. Lastly, look for accounts of people sending the type of Tweets you’d like to receive: breaking news, celebrity gossip or professional updates.

HOW DO I SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE?

A private message (sometimes called a DM or direct message) is a private Tweet between two people who follow each other. To read your messages, click on the envelope icon on your profile.

WHAT IS YOUR PROFILE?

Your profile is where you show people what they can expect from your Tweets and why they should follow you. Add a photo, short description and background image to give the world a taste of your personality.
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