Twitter Tips, Tricks, and Tweets

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Twitter Tips, Tricks, and Tweets

by Paul McFedries

Wiley | June 1, 2010 | Trade Paperback

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Maximize your fun and boost your productivity with this updated, full-color guide to tantalizing Twitter tips!

The popularity of Twitter continues to soar, and is fast becoming the most popular social networking site online. Whether you're looking to learn how to set up an account for the first time or are on the prowl for some cool third-party Twitter apps, this full-color guide will boost your entire Twitter experience.

Allowing you to communicate with fellow Twitters within a 140-character limit, this fun and fascinating social networking tool is easier than maintaining a blog and quicker than sending an e-mail or text. With these tips, tricks, and tweets, you'll stay in the know and up to date on anything and everything you find interesting.

  • Explores the newest Twitter features, including the new re-tweet feature, which adds a re-tweet button to each tweet on a person's timeline, much like the sites current "reply" button
  • Discusses Twitter's new search widget, which is more sophisticated and precise
  • Shows how to use the just-announced Geolocation API, which adds location-based information to tweets
  • Explains how to tweet from mobile devices
  • Shows how to add Twitter to a blog or to other social networking sites such as Facebook
  • Offers ideas for using Twitter in business as well as for personal contacts
  • Covers Twitter terminology and provides helpful tips and tricks for expanding Twitter's usefulness through third-party applications

Explore the possibilities of Twitter and discover what the buzz is all about with this tremendously terrific guide to Twitter!

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.59 in

Published: June 1, 2010

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470624663

ISBN - 13: 9780470624661

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Twitter Tips, Tricks, and Tweets

Twitter Tips, Tricks, and Tweets

by Paul McFedries

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.59 in

Published: June 1, 2010

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470624663

ISBN - 13: 9780470624661

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi Foreword xii Introduction xxii Chapter 1: How Do I Get Started with Twitter? 2 Setting Up Your Very Own Twitter Account 4 Signing In to Your Twitter Account 6 Viewing Twitter’s Current Status 7 Changing Your Twitter Password 10 Resetting Your Twitter Password 11 Deleting Your Twitter Account 12 Chapter 2: What Can I Do to Customize My Twitter Profile? 14 Filling In Your Profile Details 16 Setting Your Twitter Picture 18 Applying a Theme to Your Profile 19 Selecting a Background Image 20 Using a solid-color background 21 Selecting a custom background image 22 Background photo challenges 23 Using a background image to tell people more about yourself 27 Overcoming background problems with tiling images 29 Choosing Your Profile’s Colors 29 Stopping Twitter from Sending New Follower Messages 31 Chapter 3: How Do I Send Tweets? 32 Sending a Tweet 34 Sending a tweet using the Twitter site 35 Tips for managing the 140-character limit 36 Typing nonstandard characters in Twitter 37 Notes on tweet etiquette 38 Adding hashtags to create a tweet topic 39 Working with Your Tweets 40 Deleting a tweet 40 Adding a tweet to your favorites 42 Making your tweets private 43 Downloading All Your Tweets 44 Working with Mentions and Direct Messages Sent to You 47 Viewing tweets that mention you 47 Viewing direct messages sent to you 48 Getting an e-mail when you receive a direct message 49 Chapter 4: How Do I Follow Other Twitter Users? 50 Finding People 52 Finding people with Twi
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Maximize your fun and boost your productivity with this updated, full-color guide to tantalizing Twitter tips!

The popularity of Twitter continues to soar, and is fast becoming the most popular social networking site online. Whether you're looking to learn how to set up an account for the first time or are on the prowl for some cool third-party Twitter apps, this full-color guide will boost your entire Twitter experience.

Allowing you to communicate with fellow Twitters within a 140-character limit, this fun and fascinating social networking tool is easier than maintaining a blog and quicker than sending an e-mail or text. With these tips, tricks, and tweets, you'll stay in the know and up to date on anything and everything you find interesting.

  • Explores the newest Twitter features, including the new re-tweet feature, which adds a re-tweet button to each tweet on a person's timeline, much like the sites current "reply" button
  • Discusses Twitter's new search widget, which is more sophisticated and precise
  • Shows how to use the just-announced Geolocation API, which adds location-based information to tweets
  • Explains how to tweet from mobile devices
  • Shows how to add Twitter to a blog or to other social networking sites such as Facebook
  • Offers ideas for using Twitter in business as well as for personal contacts
  • Covers Twitter terminology and provides helpful tips and tricks for expanding Twitter's usefulness through third-party applications

Explore the possibilities of Twitter and discover what the buzz is all about with this tremendously terrific guide to Twitter!

From the Jacket

getting_started New to Twitter? Learn to create an account, set a password, complete a profile, begin tweeting, manage updates, and follow others.

cool_new_stuff Discover all the new tools, services, and sites that more than 100 million Twitterers are using.

tweet_n_retweet Reply to updates, download a friend's tweets, view your own and your friends' retweets, and keep someone's retweets out of your timeline.

tweets_to_go Set up Twitter's mobile phone feature and manage Twitter with tools like TweetDeck, TwitterBerry, Twitterific, and Twittelator Pro.

search_it_out Perform basic and advanced searches, add Twitter Search to your browser, and use Bing Twitter, Twitterfall, TweetBeep, and other tools.

where_R_U Geotag your tweets, connect to third-party Twitter apps, manage access, track tweets by location, or tweet events to your Google calendars.

twitter_bling Add Twitter widgets to your Web site, gadgets to your desktop, an app to your Facebook profile, and your tweets to your LinkedIn page.

About the Author

paul_mcfedries (@paulmcf) is a technical writer and programmer. He has written more than 70 books that have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide.