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PSRC Technology Integration Team TWITTER 101
Twitter is a social networking tool or microblog. It is composed of short text, pictures, and URLs called Tweets, which can be up to 140 characters. WHAT IS TWITTER?
www.twitter.com HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Create your account.
Tweet - Each of your Twitter posts or updates is known as a tweet. @ - The @ symbol is a way of referring to another Twitter user. For example, @PSRCtraining means you're either sending a message to the training team or you're talking about them in your message. Retweet - A retweet - or RT - is when you share the tweet of one user with all of your Twitter followers. If you happen to follow a Twitter news feed and they post a link to a story that you feel should be shared, you can "retweet" it. TWITTER TERMINOLOGY
Reply - Reply is when you respond to a tweet from a particular user in the public feed. Direct Message – Replies are completely public, but a direct message is a private message that you send through a discussion board. You can only send a direct message to someone that is following your account. Follower – Unlike Facebook, Twitter allows for one- way relationships. If you find Twitter users who are interesting, you can "follow them" to subscribe to their tweets. TWITTER TERMINOLOGY
Hash Tags or # - Hash tags are words or acronyms that begin with the number sign. They are used when many people are tweeting about the same topic or from the same event. TWITTER TERMINOLOGY
HOW DO YOU FIND PEOPLE TO FOLLOW? If you know a user’s name, you can search here.
CONNECT WITH OTHERS The @connect tab allows you to see only your interactions with others.
Collaborate with others Post updates from meetings Share URLs and images Post questions WHAT SHOULD YOU SAY? Compose your tweet.
JOIN THE CONSERVATION
CONNECT WITH FRIENDS
FOLLOW POPULAR ACCOUNTS
DIRECT MESSAGES Send a direct (private) message by selecting Direct Message from the Settings icon.
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