Twitter 101

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So you want to tweet on Twitter? Great! Twitter is a very simple and fun website that asks the question, "What are you doing right now?"

Twitter is a great way to stay in touch with contacts, follow people of interest and allow them to follow your tweets!

1. Open an account. Easy at pie.

2. Upload a small photo of your face.
It should look good at a very small thumbnail size. So just your face is best. You can also use a symbol if you want to be more discreet.

3. Customize your page.
Twitter has a few great pages to choose from. If you like to build your own--go ahead, but lets keep it simple for now.

4. Fill in your info
You know the drill, profile stats. If you have a blog or website to promote, be sure and include it in your profile for networking bliss. Also, your description about yourself should be short, catchy and fun.

5. TWEET! Type in your first tweet and watch the fun begin! Examples are:

"Mary is Starbucks, soy latte, and Xmas music"
"Mary is in a traffic jam. Boooo."
"Mary is headed to a Broadway Show. Yay!"
"Mary is writing another blog post...about apples!"
"Mary is watching a crazy movie about clowns and dragons. Jealous?"
"Mary just fell. Ouch. Darn cobblestone and heels."
"Mary is bliss."
"Mary wonders why tourists love to talk really loud."

Soon you will be adding friends to follow and tweeting back to them. Its fun and simple.

If you have a cell phone, you can even tweet from your phone.

And if you want to link Facebook updates to you Twitter can! Read my post on TWITTER FEED for that....

PS...You can certainly add me as a friend here....