Monday, April 30, 2012

How and Why to use Twitter.

  • What is Twitter?
  • What do I do with Twitter?
  • What value is Titter?
  • What do I say? Or do I just read.
  • Who do I read?
Twitter is an app where you read what other people are writing. Other people write short sentences, only 144 characters long. You just read what is happening to people or what is on their minds. These are called "tweets."

First search out people you want to follow who are on Twitter. Some of my favorite people to follow are the comedian Steve Martin, some NASCAR drivers, Ryan Seacrest of American Idol fame, and Leonard Nimoy from Star Trek. Even Anderson Cooper is on Twitter. He's on twitter for CNN News and for his syndicated show called Anderson. You can follow many news reporters, TV personalities and movie stars.

Many local businesses have Twitter accounts and write posts that contain promotions or discount. Following these businesses might save you some cash.

To get started create a twitter account. Don't worry it's free. Twitter is very public. Anyone will be able to see what you write or see your name. However, if you don't write anything there's nothing for people to read about you.

  • Create a Twitter account.
  • Search for people.
  • Select Follow to see what they write . This is referred to as "following" someone.
If, or when you get tired of following someone, simply unfollow them from within the app.Twitter is available for all smartphones, tablets and there is a Twitter web page at Twitter is completely FREE.

You can follow me by searching for Tablet Grandpa. Shown as @TabletGrandpa on Twitter.Here is a sample of a few tweets.

Above is an example of tweets seen on a smartphone.


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