Last week I covered setting up your Twitter account from scratch, so today I'll show you some more tips.
Using the @ symbol
Every time you message someone publicly, you must always use the @ in front of their twitter name (unless you want to message them privately,then you put D in front of user name), then everyone who follows you, and also follows the person you are messaging can see the message (tweet), but, anyone who is following you but NOT the person you are tweeting cannot see the tweet! But, just to confuse you more, if you put any symbol, RT (last blog post explains this) or message in front of the @username then any of your followers can see the tweet .... phew!!
Adding a picture to your tweet
To be able to add a picture to your tweet you must go to a third party photo sharing site such as Twitpic or yfrog and sign in using your twitter name, you will also be able to write a tweet to go with your picture ..... but remember that the picture will be in the form of a clickable link which takes up some of your 140 characters.
1st - sign in with Twitter .....
Then click allow .....
Then follow steps 1 -> 4
Step 1 - find the picture from your computer files,double click the picture and the file name will appear in the box
Step 2 - Write your message in the box
Step 3 - Check the Twitter box , or else your picture and tweet will not appear on twitter
Step 4 Then click 'Post It'
And then,a as if by magic, your tweet will appear in your twitter time line ......
...... and clock on the yfrog link and voila!
Here is the photo!!
For the next blog,does anyone have any Twitter questions they'd like me to cover in future blogs? If so, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll try my best :-)