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Join the 140-character communication revolution. Important conversations play out every day on Twitter and this fun and fast social media platform offers one of the few ways to directly engage with celebrities, companies, media outlets, and even political figures like President Obama (@BarackObama). Learn how to get up and running on Twitter and start engaging in a new kind of conversation. Maria Langer shows you how to set up an account; read and write tweets; add images, links, and tags to your tweets; and interact with other users via sending replies, using mentions, favoriting tweets, and sending direct messages. She also shares her insider etiquette tips for tweets and retweets, and shows how to customize your privacy settings as well as personalize your feed.
Hi, I'm Maria Langer, and I'd like to welcome you to Up and Running with Twitter. This course tells you everything you need to know to get up and running quickly with Twitter. It begins with the basics, by showing you how to create and configure a Twitter account, and how you can get started reading and writing Twitter updates, or Tweets. Along the way, it explains how to include Tweet components, such as links, images, hashtags and location tags.
It shows you how you can interact with others through the use of reply's and mentions. You'll also see how you can set various Twitter options, so it looks and works the way you want it to. Finally, you'll get a glimpse of more advanced Twitter features including lists, search functions, and personalized content that might interest you. I'll even introduce you to Twitter apps that work on your mobile device. Whether you're new to Twitter, or you've been using it a while, this course will get you up and running quickly, to make the most of Twitter.
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