How To Get Started On Twitter
Getting started is simple. Go to Twitter.com and click the “Sign up now” button on the right side of the screen.
The registration process is quick and simple. Your user name is also referred to as your Twitter name and becomes part of your url (Twitter.com/yourusername). When deciding on a user name, make sure it’s professional and representative of you. You have a personal and professional brand you need to manage.
But before you start following people, it is important to complete your profile. With a complete profile, people are more likely to return the follow. Think of your profile as a business card; you want to have your most important information available for others to see.From your Twitter page, click on “Settings” in the upper righthand corner.
From your Twitter page, click on “Settings” on the upper righthand corner.
If you have a website, blog, or work url you should share it with others. However, the most important areas of a profile are bio and the location because it tells people who you are and where you’re from. You have 160 characters in the bio so do not be afraid to use them. It is ok to put personal interests in your profile. For example, if you like to bake, put baking in your bio. Later when you find others that have baking as an interest, you are giving them a key indicator they should also follow you. It is common for people to mix their professional and personal life while using Social Media.
After filling out your bio, it is ideal to add a photo of yourself (you don’t want to be a default box!). A photo is also key if you want people to return your follow. People like to see who they are following or who is following them.
The last step is to customize your profile by changing your background to fit your online identity.
UPDATE March 17:
Recently Twitter enabled HTTPS. This will let you use twitter securely even if you are on public wifi. Everyone should check when they register, or go back and change their settings.