Twitter 101

Twitter 101, by Melissa Stoltz

 

Twitter allows you to post a 140 character message. These are public messages – anyone can search for and read your tweets. (There is a way to send a private tweet, but we won’t need that for our purposes right now.)

 

Important Vocabulary:

@ “at”: @ is used to “call out” a specific Twitter account

 

Handle: this is a user’s name on Twitter

 

Hashtag: # is used to categorize your Tweet; must be written as one word with no spaces or punctuation and can be used anywhere within the Tweet

 

RT: retweet – when you want to “forward” someone else’s Tweet, select “retweet”and it will appear in your Twitter feed; some users will add “RT” to the Tweet to indicate it has been retweeted

 

Trend: when many Tweets include the same hashtag; Twitter (and others) track top trending hashtags

 

Tweet: a single message sent via Twitter

 

Shortened URL: a web address that has been “shortened” to save Tweet characters

 

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Example Tweet:

 

I love double chocolate fudge ice cream! #needtojogtoday Right, @meriah ?

 

Breakdown of the Tweet:

 

The user @meriah will see this in her Twitter feed.

 

Anyone searching for the hashtag #needtojogtoday will see this tweet come up in their search.

 

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We will be using the hashtag #justiceforethan in all of our tweets. We are trying to get this hashtag to trend by encouraging our supporters to use this hashtag whenever they Tweet about the issue. Feel free to add additional hashtags to your Tweets, but keep in mind 1-2 hashtags is considered good etiquette and keeps your message clear.

 

We will have a list of handles available for you call out when you Tweet. Please feel free to call out anyone you think can be an ally.

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Please feel free to copy and paste this page into your own blog/site for the purpose of #justiceforethan.

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georgia,palatino;”>Twitter allows you to post a 140 character message. These are public messages – anyone can search for and read your tweets. (There is a way to send a private tweet, but we won’t need that for our purposes right now.)

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georgia,palatino;”>Important Vocabulary:

georgia,palatino;”>@ “at”: @ is used to “call out” a specific Twitter account

georgia,palatino;”>

georgia,palatino;”>Handle: this is a user’s name on Twitter

georgia,palatino;”>

georgia,palatino;”>Hashtag: # is used to categorize your Tweet; must be written as one word with no spaces or punctuation and can be used anywhere within the Tweet

georgia,palatino;”>

georgia,palatino;”>RT: retweet – when you want to “forward” someone else’s Tweet, select “retweet”and it will appear in your Twitter feed; some users will add “RT” to the Tweet to indicate it has been retweeted

georgia,palatino;”>

georgia,palatino;”>Trend: when many Tweets include the same hashtag; Twitter (and others) track top trending hashtags

georgia,palatino;”>

georgia,palatino;”>Tweet: a single message sent via Twitter

georgia,palatino;”>

georgia,palatino;”>Shortened URL: a web address that has been “shortened” to save Tweet characters

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georgia,palatino;”>***

georgia,palatino;”>

georgia,palatino;”>Example Tweet:

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georgia,palatino;”>I love double chocolate fudge ice cream! #needtojogtoday Right, @meriah ?

georgia,palatino;”>

georgia,palatino;”>Breakdown of the Tweet:

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georgia,palatino;”>The user @meriah will see this in her Twitter feed.

georgia,palatino;”>

georgia,palatino;”>Anyone searching for the hashtag #needtojogtoday will see this tweet come up in their search.

georgia,palatino;”>

georgia,palatino;”>**

georgia,palatino;”>

georgia,palatino;”>We will be using the hashtag #justiceforethan in all of our tweets. We are trying to get this hashtag to trend by encouraging our supporters to use this hashtag whenever they Tweet about the issue. Feel free to add additional hashtags to your Tweets, but keep in mind 1-2 hashtags is considered good etiquette and keeps your message clear.

georgia,palatino;”>

georgia,palatino;”>We will have a list of handles available for you call out when you Tweet. Please feel free to call out anyone you think can be an ally.

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Meriah
Meriah Nichols is teacher and artist who lives in a yurt off the grid. She is deaf, has 3 kids (one with Down syndrome) and a lot of chickens. She writes about travel, disability, and getting dishes done. She likes her tea Earl Grey and hot.
Meriah

@meriahnichols

#deaf mom, teacher & #disability activist, living in a yurt #offthegrid. 3 kids (1 with #downsyndrome), a camera and a lot of chickens. Never a dull moment
This is a really fantastic idea and tutorial - book mark it! https://t.co/DRNLLzzQpi - 10 hours ago
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