UPDATED IN 2018! Are you interested in using Twitter, but don't know where to start? Are you mystified by hashtags, retweets, and other strange conventions? The revised and expanded third edition of Twitter In 30 Minutes is here to help! This unofficial Twitter tutorial will walk you through the basics, using plain English, step-by-step instructions, and lots of examples from real Twitter users. In no time, you'll learn how to:
- Create a new Twitter account online or on your phone
- Customize your Twitter profile with photos and a bio that's right for you
- Navigate Twitter icons, the Twitter app, and Twitter.com
- Follow other Twitter accounts … and block those you don't like
- Identify local people and organizations using Twitter
- Find people who share the same interests and hobbies
- Compose your first tweets
- Share photos
- Use hashtags, retweets, and other Twitter conventions
There's more. Twitter In 30 Minutes shows you how all kinds of people use Twitter to promote their businesses, connect with their followers, explore their interests, and have fun! It's peppered with real-world examples, from everyday people to celebrities.
Authored by award-winning technology journalist Ian Lamont, the revised third edition of Twitter In 30 Minutes covers Twitter's new interface for the Web and mobile devices such as the iPhone and Android phones. There are new screenshots, along with instructions for registration on iOS and Android devices.
Twitter In 30 Minutes is a perfect introduction to people who are new to Twitter, as well as those who already have accounts and want to learn how to get the most out of Twitter. Buy the book today!
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About the Author
Table of Contents
What is Twitter?
What can Twitter do for you?
CHAPTER I A brief tour of Twitter.
CHAPTER II - Signing up for Twitter
How to register online
Pick a suitable Twitter handle
How Twitter uses topics to recommend accounts
Upload contact lists to Twitter
Recommended accounts to follow
Begin using Twitter
How to register using a phone or tablet
How to install Twitter on an iPhone or iPad
How to install Twitter on Android
Navigating the Twitter interface
The Twitter icons explained
Your home timeline
Your personal timeline
How to customize your profile
Edit profile information
Add a header photo
Add photos and a bio using the Twitter app
CHAPTER III - Finding and following people on Twitter
How to follow someone on Twitter
Follow an account online
Follow an account using the Twitter app
Who should you follow?
Experts and leaders
How to find specific accounts to follow
Find friends on Twitter
How to find local accounts
Twitter’s recommendation algorithm
How many accounts should a new user follow?
Accounts to avoid
How to unfollow a Twitter account
How to mute accounts
How to quickly unfollow lots of people
Help! I’m being followed
How to block followers
How to protect an account
CHAPTER IV - Tweeting.
How to create a tweet
Deciding what to tweet about
What do other people usually tweet about?
Mental blocks to tweeting
Finding your comfort level
Controversial and angry tweets
Tips for writing great tweets
Tips for taking great photos
How to delete tweets
CHAPTER V - Advanced Twitter: Joining the discussion
Someone responded to my tweet!
Why don’t famous people respond to my tweets?
Someone mentioned me!
Practical uses for hashtags