On Twitter, it’s all about ‘who and what you Follow‘. Following is a huge part of what’s happening in this particular social universe.
‘Following’ is a personal choice. A good place to start is with ‘friends’ whom you already know, in your personal ‘social circle’, those who are also Tweeps. In this way, they can guide you on how to send Tweets, and give you a sense of belonging to the Twitter community until you get comfortable with tweeting in a larger social network. Ask your friends what their Twitter ID’s are. Once you have the ID’s, you can search for them using the SEARCH field. When you find an ID, click the Follow link.
Another way to get started with Following on Twitter is to find people or publications that interest you. When you find them, just click on the Follow button as illustrated below:
1 – In the SEARCH field, I have entered the word News. On the right of the panel various news options appear with the word Follow next to them.
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2 – After you click on the Follow link. Click the Back Home link to see your Timeline.
3 – When you are back at the Home screen, the News has been added to your Timeline along with everything else (Tweeps) you are following.
4 – If you do not want to Follow a particular choice (e.g., News) anymore, type News in the search field, click the magnifying glass to start the search. When you find what you are looking for, click the Unfollow link. You can also go to your Profile, view all you are following, and select to Unfollow from there.
Following is entertaining, informative, and fun when you become part of the Twitter social network. There is much to learn, and be a part of in this social environment. I hope you will join us soon 🙂
This completes our Beginner, Tech4Boomer Twitter sessions. See you next week. 🙂