Video by LynneHuy
Added Apr 14, 2016

Author LynneHuy
Rank 194

Hi Everyone

If you are new to Twitter this tutorial will give you an overview of all the basics, from how to send a tweet to how to use Twitter lists.

I hope you enjoy this training and find it useful.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment.

If you would like to join Twitter, here is very quick overview of how to set up your new Twitter account:

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Chrissies Premium
Very helpful Lynne, I didn't know any of this!! :)
pgonz Premium
Hello Lynne, nice to know about the tabs on my twitter. Didn't know about them. I just started my twitter account, so this was very helpful, Thanks!
dickw Premium
Hi Lynne. Been avoiding the socials so far. Maybe your videos will nudge me in. I'll have to sneak in from behind. Thanks....Dick
SeasonGirl Premium
???What Was That???
KariLee Premium
Love your training! I am a confessed "twitter phobic" but I am getting ready to jump in and confront my fears! More like intimidation than fear, but one I will conquer non the less.
LynneHuy Premium
Once you get started it is much easier. I've been on Twitter for 5 years but never really spent any time or effort there until recently. I think it is a great social network now.
KariLee Premium
Set up my account. Set up my business ID. Got profile and header pics. That was the easy part. The rest is overwhelming! I'm suffering from sensory overload, help! How does the communication with others on twitter really work?
LynneHuy Premium
Just take it slow, you have achieved loads already! It will take a little while to get used to it.

Communication happens in the following ways:
- you check your main feed which is where all the tweets from the people you follow will show up. If you see something interesting there you can interact with that person by favoriting their tweet, retweeting (sharing) their tweet or replying to their tweet.
- when you tweet you are interacting with others because your followers will see your tweet.
- You can tweet directly to someone or mention someone. To tweet directly to someone go to their profile and just below their name you will see an option to send a tweet to that person. You can also mention people in your tweet by just including their @Name in your tweet.
- you can also send direct messages to people. I never use this and never mentioned it because the trend is that people just use it to spam others and I don't like this. I don't get any genuine messages in my inbox ever, I just get automated spam.

Check your notifications to see who has started following you and if anyone is interacting with your tweets or mentioning you.

I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any more questions
KariLee Premium
That helped tons! You are my twitter goddess!
Thank you Lynne
ChrisTowers Premium
Hey Lynne thanks :) .. Ill take a look at this.. to be honest I hate social media... Twitter, Facebook etc... the only one I like and have any success with it G+

The others seem to get me nowhere at all .. maybe this will help!

Thanks you :)

LynneHuy Premium
It is a pleasure Chris :)