Oh, finally! Thanks to a great post, I discovered this four-minute video, “How to use Twitter in 10 easy steps.”
Now you can stop scratching your head and check out Twitter!
A few notes I’d add for those getting started:
- The group of people you choose to follow completely defines your experience: if you follow people who post where they’re eating lunch, you’ll find Twitter to be bland and shallow. If you follow people who love to share great articles they’ve read, interesting pictures or videos and insights into current events, then you’ll be amazed at Twitter’s depth and interest.
- If spammers follow you, don’t freak out. Unlike email, they can’t fill your inbox. As long as you don’t follow them back, you only see messages from those fascinating people you chose to follow. It’s like you’re rubber and they’re glue! [third grade reference] If they “creep you out” sitting there, as a friend of mine put it, you can always “block” them on your followers list. Buh-bye, spammy.
- To find interesting people to follow, ‘search’ is your friend: search twitter on key topics that interest you, browse those who talk about it, click their profile to see what they tweet, and if you like them, give ‘em a try. If they start talking about lunch…well, un-follow – no message to them, no dividing up your cd collection, just a quiet sigh of relief.
- Or check out whom your favorite ‘tweeples’ follow – birds of a feather, as they say…
Well, that’s enough for now. Enjoy!