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Need: How to twit

who can teach me how to twitt. i need some guidance. I will appreciate

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Breese's picture

Hey Ikirimat, Great post. Do

Hey Ikirimat,
Great post. Do you have any specific questions?
Here's a link to Twitter's Help page: https://support.twitter.com/

Stella Paul's picture

I can!

Dear Ikirimat

Step 1: Click on this https://twitter.com/

Step 2: Click on 'sign up' and open an account

Step 3: Please share your username with me/world pulse.Just a simple one line post on World Pulse saying -this is my username is enough.

Step 4: I will send a direct message (means a twit that is specially for you) (You will receive it through your email also)

Step 5: You send a 140-character reply to that twit (you will have to just log into twitter to reply)

Voila! You will become an active twitter user!!!
Lets do it!

Stella Paul
Twitter: @stellasglobe

ikirimat's picture

my user name

Thank you for taking your time to guide my through this part of IT. My user name is gikirimat

Grace Ikirimat

"It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success."


Stella Paul's picture

Here's what you need

Ok Grace,

So I checked your Twitter account. I am following you.You are following many people also. You are also already twitting. Good!

Now, I think this is what you need -

You need to share your own story on Twitter.

You also need to share any story that have read and want to express your opinion on Twitter. It can be a news item, an
article or an opinion piece. You need to express your view and also give the link to that story - all within 140 character.

This is where bit.ly is a must.
First, you copy that url of the story and paste in on bit.ly and click on 'shorten'
This will give you a very short url of the same story.

Next you write your comment and copy paste the tiny url from bit.ly

Iam online Twitter now. You are welcome to send a try it and send a twit. 98% of the twits are accompanied by a shortened url.

Best wishes!

Stella Paul
Twitter: @stellasglobe

Stella Paul's picture

Another thing

And Grace, I am checking your twits now. In your twit, start using a hash tag(#) before a place or an issue,depending whichever you want to highlight more.

For example, your last twit was 'it is raining here in Kampala'

Ideally, it should be 'it is raining here in #Kampala

The hashtag will help your twit become a part of the entire internet information database on kampala. Also its THE way to register your location.

Stella Paul
Twitter: @stellasglobe

amykessel's picture

Twitter and tweeting

Hi Grace,
Glad to see you on Twitter!

I have a suggestion for you, which will greatly help you follow conversations and manage the tweets you receive and send. View all your Twitter activity through a free service called Hootsuite. You will register using your Twitter name, and it gives you the opportunity to organize the people you follow into different groups. This makes it much easier than just scrolling down a long list of tweets!

I like to follow people, then add them to lists I make up. For example, you might follow key NGOs. Or strong women activists. You make up the categories, then assign the people you follow to those categories.

Hootsuite also shows you a timeline of your tweets, any direct (private) messages you receive, and any tweets that mention you in them.

http://www.hootsuite.com is the place!

I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any challenges!

Take care,
Amy

ikirimat's picture

Happy

Dear all,
Twitter is an exciting feature. I am so excited today, I have been able to add features ; twitter, facebook and others to my journals and this has enabled me to share my articles in other websites. I very much appreciate your support. I will continue exploring more.

Regards and Blessings

Grace Ikirimat

"It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success."


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