Getting Started with Twitter
Step 1: Set up a Twitter Account.
Go to twitter.com to get started.
Step 2: Choose people to follow
Here are some resources to help you determine who to follow in Twitter.
By Grade Level
Step 3: Understanding Twitter Lingo
PLN (n): Personal or Professional Learning Network
tweet (v): the act of communicating with Twitter
retweet (v): the act of tweeting someone else's tweet; this is a great way to share someone else's tweet and still give them the credit. You can start a retweeted message by adding RT
Comment (v): when you retweet someone's tweet and want to add your own words to the message.
Favorite a Tweet: just like liking in FAcebook, it tells others you like what they said. Your Favorites or Likes are all gathered together, so it is a great way to curate or save the Tweets you like the most in one place.
@ : the symbol that allows you to tweet to an individual (a handle)
#: before a hashtag which organizes tweets into specific topics. You can then search a topic by its #hashtag. You can not "follow" a #hashtag.
Trends: Topics or hashtags or individuals that are in the limelight or popular
Followers (n): People who are keeping an eye on or watching your tweets.
Following (n): People you are watching or "listening" to in Twitter. You can "follow" people in Twitter
Be a Lurker.... and Learn
click here to learn more about Being as Lurker