How To Use and Manage Twitter ?
Twitter has become one of the most important words that you hear in every hot spot around the world .we can say that it become a dangerous website that can break security breaches in any place in the world whether Egypt, Iran ,Tunis and any place the ordinary people can`t reach , it`s the device that goes around the world like the eye wink and narrate what happens like Hawaii disaster , Chili catastrophe and Jeddah floods and that is what we are going to prove in this article trying to be as simple as possible
We can describe it like a giant restaurant ,once you enter it you begin to hear the people from here and there for instance it may seem like a noise but if
listened carefully you will start to hear a meaningful discussions , jokes ,
gossips ,important news ,reliable information and as you can hear them you can also talk and have mutual interests
You may feel for a while that you have wasted your time and you didn`t have any good from these nonsense but you always go out from the restaurant with a close scope of what happening around the world a scope that will broaden your mind and make you more close to the civilized world This is Twitter , an electronic yard for a millions to talk and any one inside this yard can hear you as well as you can hear them
Keep this image in your mind and let us give you a closer view in our restaurant
All the chats you hear inside the restaurant is no more than messages between all the members of the site so we can say that twitter is a free service enables you send and receive messages whatever their number is , as soon as you send the message they will be notified whether on the cell phones or the computers and they can do the same in this case you can be up to date with the outer world . there are no limits for the people you want to know but the only problems that may face you is that every message you send can`t be more than 140 letter , you may feel that it`s problem but it`s advantage but when you think deeply you will find out that it make the sender think seriously in his message to be accurate as right as possible
Now after we had a general over view about twitter and before deciding to become a member let us show you how it will be useful for you
What will the website give us ?
1 – a new way to be up to date with your friends
Let`s say that you want to go out with your friends for shopping and you want to know who will come even to call each one here the website enables you informing them by posting on your wall
2- a simple way to ask for information
Let`s say that you are watching TV and you want to know information about the guest , all you have to do is ask on the website and your friends will answer
3- easy way to exchange information
You are updated with an important event whether at home or work and you want to share it with friends then you will post it so that they will be informed
4 – a way to follow the latest news
As you can share your news you can also follow it all over the world
5- away to follow your celebrities
A lot of celebrities and public figures have accounts make them able to connect with their fans outside the formal code like Julian ASSANGE the founder of WiKiLEAKS website
all youhave to do is to enter his page and press follow as soon as he write any thing you will be informed
Twitter website is some how different with unlimited advantages and the previous introduction was the most important
How to signup on twitter ?
It`s very easy and here are the steps :
1 – Enter twitter website then press sign up
2- fill the blanks in the next page
Then press create my account
3- another page will appear in it
the website will give some suggestions for the most important pages , next step is friends on the bottom of the page
4- the following page will apear
In this page the website will help you finding your friends who use the yahoo or hotmail , if you choose yahoo for example this page will appear
Write your user name and password then press sign in
Press agree to allow twitter find your friends who use twitter on yahoo
Beside every name you will find follow press it After finishing press finish
Twitter will use you to invite more friends you can allow this or continue without doing so Now we reach the home page your first step to that huge world
The last step in creating your account is the confirmation message that tweeter has send it to you mail that to make sure that is really your mail.
log into your mail that you have signed up with and you will find this message:
Press the link and by doing so you have entered the world of twitter , and start writting your tweets (or let’s say your first tweet):
So what will happen after that ?
1 – you can connect with friends and they can also reach you
2- you can follow your celebrities and know about their activities as well , you can find them through tweeter search engine:
As soon as you enter those pages you can know every thing by pressing follow
Important accounts on twitter:
You may be surprised to know that the following celebrities use twitter:
- MUHAMMED IBN RASHED AL – MAKTOM : @HHShkMohd
- QUEEN RANIA : @QueenRania
- PRESIDENT OBAMA @BarackObama
- And you can find our page on twitter - IT Expert : @compu_techno
What is re tweet or reply?
When you sign in twitter you will notice retweet and reply
Re tweet means that you can repost any thing on your wall if you like it, but reply means to comment on someone`s else post , that the sign “@” then his name will apears to notify this person that this tweet is send to him
How do I know the tweets that send to me ?
On the home page you will find a notification ” @Mentions” that to inform about the tweets that send to you
What is the difference between followers and following?
Following for those that you want to know their news , and their tweets will appears to you Followers for those who follow you and know your news , and see your tweets
What is the HASH TAG #?
This term is used to describe a definite event and by pressing on it you will see every tweet that has the same tag even if you didn’t follow them
How to protect my tweets?
It might be irritating to know that any one can see your page so to control this the website provided you with the privacy setting service to control who can see your wall Press on your name then press settings
Then you will find protect my tweets as soon as you press it you control who can follow you
How can I post long links on my twitter?
We mentioned earlier that twitter is based on the idea of small messages so if you want insert any long link will be a problem but the solution is on the link reduction service which is common on some sites like BIT.LY
Simple idea just like the page enables you inserting any link on it
Press shorten and new short link will be created
Why there is a right mark beside some accounts?
Anyone can create an account on twitter so with the increasing number of members there must be a reliability that they are true accounts not a fake name for the public figures so the administrator put this mark which mean that it`s a real account
How to send a private message on twitter?
When you post something on your wall everyone can see it and this may cause a problem so the website enables you send and receive private messages to your friends as follows:
1 – press new message at the top of the page
2- new message
You will find this window
Mark your receiver
Is there chat on twitter like face book?
No, but you can post on your wall and receive replies on this post
What is the difference between twitter and face book?
We can`t compare between twitter and face book and twitter as each one of them has its basic function
Is there an Arabic twitter?
For the time being there is no Arabic version although there is rumors saying so
I created an account on twitter then I removed it how can I recover this account?
You can`t recover it in the present time in the past you could but this option is no longer exist so be sure before doing this again
- If you know more important twitter accounts that you get benefits from following it , we will be grateful to share it to prevail the benefits
At the end , you should know that the number of twitter updates in the year 2010 reaches 25billion update