Twitter can be accessed not only through a computer, but also through your internet enabled phone. You can send a single message to one or multiple users, follow friends and read messages sent to you without much difficulty. However, if you are pretty new to this social networking service, here is an easy guide to help you get started and moving.
Twitter messages, commonly known as tweets are made up of up to 140 characters; much like an SMS. You can still say much in such few words, cant you? This is an aspect that makes Twitter experience charming. You can send a message to a group of users or a single user, or communicate directly with friends you have followed (and have followed you) with short tweets like “I’ll be attending the summer gig this weekend, you may join.” This lets know what your plans are and if they intend to join you.
In twitter, there is great flexibility when it comes to choosing what to make public and what not to. You can send a message to a certain friend without others seeing the message, and you can as well share some information with a section of friends. Your general profile can also be made private or public. If you don’t wish your twitter ID to be available to anyone, then you can set so.
If you don’t have a twitter account, signing up is quite simple and it’s free. Just go to www.twitter.com and fill in the sign up form with your name email and password. It is recommended to use your real name so that friends will easily recognize you. Otherwise you may have no one following you because you have used a funny name that they are not familiar with. It is also important to upload a profile picture so that those friends who don’t remember you by name can recognize your photo.
Once you have your twitter account set, it’s time now to get friends to follow you. You can send then your twitter address, which is normally in the form of twitter.com/yourusername. For example, if your username is Ryman, then your twitter page address will be twitter.com/ryman. You can as well find people you know on twitter. Visit their pages and click “follow”. Building a network of many friends in twitter makes the whole experience more fun and worthwhile.