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Thread: Who knows Twitter? Teach me to Tweet!

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    Who knows Twitter? Teach me to Tweet!

    I just don't get Twitter. And my 17 year marriage may not survive my husband trying to teach me!
    Now, I'm a fairly decent geek. I can Facebook, upload photos, eBay, etsy, Amazon. I even have a graphic design program that I self-taught. I know what a bezier line curve is and how to manipulate it, work with layers, add text, files, and photos. I can turn stuff into multi page PDFs and edit them.

    Why dont I get Twitter????
    Any help is gratefully appreciated.

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    I don't know how to Tweet either! And I also don't know most of the stuff you talk about in your into! I eBay and Facebook, but would really love to learn all the graphics stuff! Maybe when I retire I'll have more time to learn.
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    Ha, ha. I don't twitter, facebook or even text. Seems like I will have to give in and put texting option back on my phone, then figure out how to do it. Electronics, grrrrr. Sorry, no help from me.

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    Nope....sorry no help here! I Facebook, very rarely text, and most of my phone calls go to voice mail...I just never hear my phone ring!!

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    You are lightyears ahead of me. There is a number of character limit with twitter as well as everything preceded by the pound sign - sorry - can't find the correct character on this keyboard! Other than that I am no help. Good luck!

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    I have a Twitter account but I don't tweet. I do follow subjects and people that I am interested in. Example: i follow political pundits and candidates, fav news show, elections, American Idol during finals, etc. Also quilting personalities and fav brands. Do I get on Twitter daily. Nah. Way too much info to even begin to absorb. Once you open your account, do a "search" for what you are interested in following and click....Follow. Easy.

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    Well, I was hoping someone would explain it also because I don't know what it is either. I can do fb and easy stuff. I'll keep watching. Haha glad to know I'm not alone!! My kids would roll the eyes and laugh!!

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    "Twitter" is way beyond me. I still have a flip phone that I have trouble deleting old/missed calls.

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    I wish I knew half of the computer things you do. I've been trying to get my embroidery files organized; two friends sort of took it over to help. I've since found that things are duplicated all over the place. I have PED software for my Brother machine and believe I'll have to go back to where I bought it to see if they can help me. I do have a maintainence contract with the Geek Squad for my laptop but don't know if they could help.
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    When all else fails, ask your kids for help, or grandkids. If they laugh at you, remind THEM who taught them to eat with a spoon LOL!!
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    I don't understand Twitter either and I am not on Facebook but I learned how to text about 4 years ago. I am an old dog but I can still learn a new trick or two.
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    I follow on twitter but I to would like to know how to tweet Why do they keep it such a secret will be watching here

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    I googled How to use twitter and found some good tutorials. My take is that you set up an account, send out short messages to people who know you/follow you, and read messages from people you know and follow.

    If you use a hashtag, i.e., #quiltingboard, then people who want to hear about the quiltingboard can search for messages with that hashtag and read them all. It's like giving a tag or a title to your tweet so other people who might be interested can find it.

    Some people follow celebrities or organizations. A tweet can contain a link to something else, so if you want to spread the word about an article or picture, you can tweet the link and everyone who follows you can check it out and, if they choose, can retweet it and pass it along to others.

    I hope that makes sense. I don't use it because I waste enough time online as it is!
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    I never learned mostly because there are only so many hours in a day. Quilting is my number 1 passion so everything I do online is related to quilting. Videos, a few blogs & my all time fave The Quilting Board. That is enough time on the internet. I don't have a smart phone either. I only need a phone to call out on or for incoming calls. I don't need internet on my phone. I don't text either. All of this technology is great for some but not for me. It complicates things too much for me.

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    I don't tweet but follow my granddaughter on Instagram. All the teens use Instagram as Facebook has turned into moms and grandmoms domain. I text a lot as most of my friends text me. Texting is so convenient. You don't have to worry about disturbing anyone with a ringing phone. What is amazing to me is how high tech my vehicle is. My grands can watch a dvd in the back with wireless headphones and while I listen to the news, send messages or have messages read to me, call anyone without using my phone and of course push one button for instant person to person help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willferg View Post
    I googled How to use twitter and found some good tutorials. My take is that you set up an account, send out short messages to people who know you/follow you, and read messages from people you know and follow.

    If you use a hashtag, i.e., #quiltingboard, then people who want to hear about the quiltingboard can search for messages with that hashtag and read them all. It's like giving a tag or a title to your tweet so other people who might be interested can find it.

    Some people follow celebrities or organizations. A tweet can contain a link to something else, so if you want to spread the word about an article or picture, you can tweet the link and everyone who follows you can check it out and, if they choose, can retweet it and pass it along to others.

    I hope that makes sense. I don't use it because I waste enough time online as it is!
    One use of Twitter I have noticed is fandom. In other words, if you are a big fan of a particular tv show, you can search on hashtag (your tv show name) and join in on live tweets when the show is on.

    Also, you can get tweets from your local news, alerting you to breaking news/weather items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodie View Post
    I follow on twitter but I to would like to know how to tweet Why do they keep it such a secret will be watching here
    Click Tweet and write your tweet. Most apps are intuitive. No real instructions
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    Also, if you want to tweet someone directly, put the @ in front of their screen name. @shan70 is mine if anyone makes progress, lol. Lots of great #quilting things to follow!

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    Find a 16 year ols and they will show you. I don't tweet of facebook. Too many other things I would rather do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by willferg View Post
    I googled How to use twitter and found some good tutorials. My take is that you set up an account, send out short messages to people who know you/follow you, and read messages from people you know and follow.

    If you use a hashtag, i.e., #quiltingboard, then people who want to hear about the quiltingboard can search for messages with that hashtag and read them all. It's like giving a tag or a title to your tweet so other people who might be interested can find it.

    Some people follow celebrities or organizations. A tweet can contain a link to something else, so if you want to spread the word about an article or picture, you can tweet the link and everyone who follows you can check it out and, if they choose, can retweet it and pass it along to others.

    I hope that makes sense. I don't use it because I waste enough time online as it is!
    Thanks for this good info. I have a Twitter account, but have never used it, so I don't know how. I do get updates in my e-mail about it.

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    I had an old flip phone and DH said we need to get with the times so he got each of us new phones......omg! I did finally learn how to text, but then my phone rang and I had no clue how to answer the call so I had to send my daughter a text and tell her I don't know how to answer your call? Of course she had a good laugh, then sent my GD over to teach me some of the ropes. I'm still in the dark about most of what it can do......

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    Love that you referred to the 'pound' sign. At one point it was also the 'number' sign. Where the heck did the word 'hashtag' come from?

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