Twitter For Beginners: Tips to get the most out of it

It seems that the words Twitter, Facebook and social networking just trip off our tongues now as though they are nothing new at all, because they have become so commonplace. However we should remember that many people are still to take the plunge into Twitter and for a rank beginner it’s not as simple as some of us would like to think.

It’s not just older people who haven’t yet opened a Twitter or Facebook account either, as there are plenty of younger people also wanting to make the leap who haven’t quite got round to it. We’ve found some invaluable help for those who may want to try out Twitter and some tips to help you make the most of your Twitter experience.

For real beginners we’ll explain first that tweets are messages of up to 140 characters and are used to let people know what you’re up to, as well as enabling you to follow what’s happening with other people. You can allow your tweet to be seen by everyone, or you can also direct message people using it. Increasingly the use of social media is being used in business and for marketing so it might be time to jump on board that Twitter train.

Anna Atkisson over on Laptop has written an extremely useful list of 20 tips for Twitter. If you’re unsure about Twitter etiquette or the practical side of Twittering there will be something here that can help you out for sure. For example among the tips is a very significant piece of information that can easily be overlooked and that is to follow people who have chosen to follow you. Although this is your choice of course, you’ll probably find Twitter a more valuable experience if you engage with people and show some interest in them too.

Another tip will help those of you who may panic at the thought of tweeting something you shouldn’t by mistake but it is possible to delete tweets on your homepage by merely popping the tweet into your trash can. If you want to follow more people, then another feature on Twitter now offers you suggestions depending on those you already follow. There’s a lot more really useful information including using hashtags, ensuring your account privacy, using advanced search and downloading desktop and mobile apps so head to the full article at the Laptop link above for more.

Another good article for beginners on Twitter is by Emily Price over on Tecca who gives a lot of information on what it’s all about and why you should give it a go. Are you somebody eager to get started on Twitter? We’d like to hear your comments on this.

  • http://www.socialmarketingdynamics.com/ Sydney Shore

    My aunt is actually attempting her first foray into the twitterverse, and this guide might just make it easier for her. She just conquered facebook, and right now she's setting her sights on twitter.ha