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Twitter Guidelines to Live By

The Twitterverse doesn’t have many rules, but there is such a thing as Twitter etiquette. Writing tweets of 140 characters or less isn’t the only guideline. Your experience on Twitter will be a positive [more…]

What NOT to Do on Twitter

Twitter etiquette isn’t only about what you shoulddo. Unfortunately, bad tweets and poor Twitter practices sometimes show up within microblogging communications. While you can’t really go horribly wrong [more…]

Get to Know Common Twitter Terms

Like any new technology, Twitter has its own vocabulary. If you're just getting started with Twitter, here are some of the terms and lingo you and other twitterers might tweet around: [more…]

How to Import Contact Lists to Twitter

You can find your friends on Twitter by importing contacts lists from other services — such as Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, AOL, and Hotmail — that you already use. Twitter will let you know who among your contacts [more…]

How to Invite Friends to Join Twitter

You can use Twitter to connect with your friends by sending them an invitation to join Twitter. By inviting your friends to become Twitter contacts, you're letting them know that you're on Twitter and [more…]

How to Send a Direct Message on Twitter

Direct messages (DMs) let you send your contacts private notes through Twitter. Just like regular tweets and @replies, direct messages are limited to 140 characters. Unlike regular tweets and [more…]

How to Use Twitter's @replies in Your Tweets

One of Twitter's more powerful conversational features is @replies (or @mentions). Tweets that are @replies are public and visible to all Twitter users from your Twitter page, but they are directed specifically [more…]

How to Change Your Twitter Avatar

Your avatar appears to the left of all your tweets, so it's your official face on Twitter. People don't like following you on Twitter if your avatar is just the default. So make sure that you change your [more…]

How to Change Your Twitter Background

You can change the background of your Twitter profile page from the default blue to another color. You can even upload an image of your choice (or do both!). You can tile an image [more…]

Landing Pages on Your Facebook and Twitter Online Communities

A landing page is a page where members have to achieve a specific goal that you have for your online community, such as a subscription or a purchase. [more…]

How to Customize Your Twitter Profile

Your public page on Twitter, also known as your profile, is other Twitter users' first impression of you, and it can make a big difference in whether they decide to follow you. Customizing your Twitter [more…]

Part of the Series: Twitter Basics: 4 Things You Need To Know before You Tweet

Translate Twitter Slang and Jargon

Discussions on and about Twitter are rife with all sorts of abbreviations and jargon that can confuse new Twitter users. What are people talking (and tweeting) about? The following glossary defines some [more…]

Part of the Series: Twitter Basics: 4 Things You Need To Know before You Tweet

Twitter Etiquette for Beginners

Many new Twitter users want to know what the rules are, or whether Twitter has standard protocol and etiquette. Beyond Twitter's standard Terms of Service, Twitter etiquette is simple: Be genuine and non-deceptive [more…]

Part of the Series: Twitter Basics: 4 Things You Need To Know before You Tweet

How to Choose a Good Twitter Username

On Twitter, your username, or handle, is your identity. If you can, sign up for Twitter by using your name or a variation of it as your username (assuming somebody else isn't already using it). For example [more…]

Part of the Series: Twitter Basics: 4 Things You Need To Know before You Tweet
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