Monday, April 16, 2012

Setting Up Twitter - Lesson 1

Every day I hear someone say, "Oh I don't use twitter" and usually that statement is followed with: "I don't understand it," or "It's too hard!", or "I'm afraid to use it," or "I'm too old."  I hear many more excuses then that, but these are used frequently.

I personally didn't start using Twitter until late last year.  I too was a person that didn't see any need for it in my life.  I soon realized that Twitter (along with Facebook) are incredibly useful tools, especially when it comes to politics.  Hey, it helped Obama get elected in '08 right?   It's time for us to use this valuable tool as well to help our side.

The purpose of this blog is to help you easily set up Twitter, how to get started, and to understand the basics.  Over time I may get in to more in-depth information.  But for now, if you don't see what you are looking for here always remember that Google is your friend.  I used Google to learn everything I currently know about Twitter.

Now let's get started....

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Finding People - Lesson 2

Yay!  So you are finally on Twitter!!  So, now what do you do?  That's a very good question.

Having Twitter won't do you a lot of good if you don't follow people, or they don't follow you.  That is unless you just like to talk to yourself.  First let's learn how to find and follow people.

Getting Followers & Talking To People - Lesson 3

So, now our fake Twitter girl is following people on Twitter. That's great.  But, as I said in Lesson Two having a bunch of followers is dandy, but what good is it if they can't see what you say?

On Twitter, people only see tweets from a person they are following.  They will see your tweet if you send it 'directly' to them in their "interactions" and they might respond back.  But, they will never see anything else you tweet.  Booooring!

In this lesson I am going to show you how to "talk" to people, as well as asking them to "follow you back" in  a very nice way.