deborah petersen.social media editor.writer.guide

Unraveling Social Media One Tool at a Time

5 Steps Before Your First Tweet


Welcome to Twitter!  Here’s a 5-step guide before you send your first Tweet.

1. Go to Twitter . Follow the instructions to sign up:

2. Pick a handle. Mine is @deborapetersen because deborahpetersen was gone.

3.  Write a brief bio, listing your title, where you work, the beats you cover, and other interests, including a couple personal ones. Add a link to  your publication’s website. Twitter will pick followers for you based on this information

This is mine:

Social Media & iPad App gal for Bay Area News Group, writer, recovering New Englander, restless, love Cape Cod, travel, outdoors, birdwatching food, California

Silicon Valley · http://www.facebook.com/deb

4. Download a profile photo.

5. Sign up for Tweetdeck or Hootsuite.

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