I don’t tweet as much as I used to… but I LOVE twitter. I think it is pure genius.

Twitter, by definition, is  A series of short, high-pitched calls or sounds

Makes sense why Twitter is Twitter, doesn’t it.

I myself, have a hard time keeping up with ALL of the twitter lingo.

I have compiled a guide for you.

Tweet : A Short Update of what you are doing for about 140 characters.

Followers : People who are subscribed of your updates or fondly known as Tweeps.

FF– Follow Friday(#followfriday) A Twitter “endorsement” Tweeted show the user’s favorite people on twitter.                                              (You could also just use #FF)

Hashtag #: A way of organizing your updates for Twitter search engine & to enable others to discover relevant posts.  You can simply                                                           click on the hashtagged word and see the search results.                                                                                                                         (For example, the SITS girls use the following hashtag: #SITS31DBBB)

Those are the most basic of twitter definition.

Because most of us use Twitter via phone, there are also special commands for Twitter for sms.

Here they are:

When using these, always send to the twitter number.

ON  turns on your authorized notifications

OFF, STOP, QUIET, END, and Cancel turn off your authorized notifications

FOLLOW [username] allows you to follow a specified user (example FOLLOW NIGHLON or  F NIGHLON)

UNFOLLOW [username] allows you to unfollow someone you have previously followed

BLOCK [username] to block a user

@[username] + message – shows your Tweet as a reply directed at another person, and causes your Tweet to save in their mentions tab. (Example: @nighlon you tweet me right!)

D [username] + message – sends that person a direct message that goes to their device, and saves in their web archive.You can also use M [username] + message to send a private message!

RT [username] – sends that user’s latest Tweet to your followers (a retweet)

HELP – texting help or info to Twitter will bring up helpful tips.

SUGGEST – this command returns a listing of Twitter users’ accounts we think you might enjoy following.

These were just the very basic of commands, there are many, many more!

Today, I am doing a little something different.  I have some questions for you!

1. What kind of twitter user are you?

2. What other kinds of tips would you like to see?

3. Would you like to see an interactive twitter guide on the NighLon app, when it is released?

4. Have you signed up for the new newsletter?


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11 Responses to As Requested: A Beginner’s Guide to Twitter

  1. Candi says:

    I really like the new site, and this cute little bird flying around.

  2. nighlon says:

    Thank you!!! I still have a little tweaking, but I’m almost done!

  3. Patricia says:

    Twitter is still a head spinner for me. I will write a Tweet at least four times a week. I have a difficult time with people tweeting (and sometimes the same thing) every five minutes or less 5-10 times. I use Twitter to read people’s latest blogs or learn about a new blog. I love how you’re teaching me things! I will follow you anywhere!

  4. nighlon says:

    Thank you for all of your encouragement. It means so much to me. I want to write a book via twitter. I started and then gave up after a few days. I want to do it again though!
    I have had twitter since not long after it started (before I had facebook) but I have started a new account since then.

  5. arvee says:

    Hey girl! ? Love the new blog! Glad you finally took the plunge! ? Isn’t it great? 😉

  6. nighlon says:

    Thank you! I do love self-hosted. I am ecstatic that I took the plunge! How is your redesign going?

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  8. This fabutwitter post is right on target for me – thank you so much! (I tried to plant a thank you kiss on your Twitter bird’s beak, but he kept flying away. Guess he’s not into PDA’s, huh?)

    • nighlon says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed it and that it helped. The twitter bird (I really should name him) is shy. He has a crush on you and that is why he flew away.

  9. City Share says:

    This is a great start for me. I would definitely take any more twitter advice you have to offer.

    • nighlon says:

      I will definitely post more twitter tips (twips?) in the future! Maybe a webinar or a virtual workshop would be beneficial.

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