I have heard from Boomer friends, and family that they have a Twitter account, but have not used it. Some have said that they just can’t figure out what to do with all the little Icons provided on the screen. Well, in order to assist those who want to join, and those who have already joined, but are not using it, the guidelines in this post are designed to get you started. In addition, Twitter has a wonderful support system, which is very easy to understand, and easily accessible.
Navigating in Twitter requires that you have an email account. Make sure you know what password you want to use before you sign-up.
Twitter works via text, therefore the cost of using Twitter is usually what you pay for text messages on your phone. Check with your carrier before you sign-up, so that you are clear about cost.
Note: Twitter has a 140 character limitation for each Tweet. Who knows, maybe it’s just what you need to cut down on your bill 🙂 !
You can choose to use your email as your user name; however, many people use their first name as their username so they can be recognized by their friends, and others.
When your account has been created it will have an @symbol placed in front of it, for example, judith would become @judith
Liking the website, hope to learn a lot here! A suggestion: from this “Intro to Twitter Session1”, could you provide a link to next session on same subject at the bottom, so I can follow this “thread” step-by-step?
Thanks for the feedback Bob. You can find additional sessions on the tech4Boomers archive page: