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Up and Running with Twitter

with Maria Langer

Video: Welcome

Learn how to get up and running on Twitter and start engaging in a different kind of conversation.
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  1. 2m 30s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
    3. Understanding the Twitter interface changes
      1m 2s
  2. 4m 4s
    1. Understanding what Twitter is
      1m 44s
    2. Understanding how Twitter works
      2m 20s
  3. 19m 10s
    1. Setting up a Twitter account
      4m 33s
    2. Following your first five Twitter users
      3m 3s
    3. Connecting with your email contacts via Twitter
      2m 36s
    4. Creating a Twitter profile
      2m 24s
    5. Signing in to Twitter
      2m 30s
    6. Viewing your home page
      4m 4s
  4. 38m 38s
    1. Reading Tweets
      6m 59s
    2. Writing Tweets
      2m 52s
    3. Including a link in a Tweet
      5m 2s
    4. Viewing images
      2m 14s
    5. Adding images
      6m 44s
    6. Location tagging a Tweet
      9m 8s
    7. Using hashtags
      4m 22s
    8. Deleting a Tweet
      1m 17s
  5. 41m 7s
    1. Learning about another user
      4m 20s
    2. Following other users
      4m 50s
    3. Replying to a Tweet
      6m 17s
    4. Sending a direct message
      6m 13s
    5. Using mentions
      2m 25s
    6. Listing your Twitter friends
      2m 28s
    7. Muting a user
      2m 13s
    8. Unfollowing a user
      2m 47s
    9. Blocking users
      9m 34s
  6. 11m 54s
    1. Retweeting
      9m 17s
    2. Marking a Tweet as a favorite
      2m 37s
  7. 40m 2s
    1. Changing basic account options
      8m 23s
    2. Setting security and privacy options
      7m 15s
    3. Changing your password
      3m 46s
    4. Fine-tuning email notifications
      2m 13s
    5. Editing your profile
      7m 29s
    6. Customizing Twitter's appearance
      8m 29s
    7. Setting web notification options
      2m 27s
  8. 25m 2s
    1. Using the lists feature
      8m 0s
    2. Searching Twitter
      5m 15s
    3. Exploring Twitter's personalized content
      2m 34s
    4. Connecting Twitter to your mobile phone
      6m 33s
    5. Using the Twitter mobile app
      2m 40s
  9. 56s
    1. Next steps

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Up and Running with Twitter
Video Duration: 0s 3h 3m Appropriate for all Updated Nov 12, 2014


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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.

Topics include:
  • Creating a Twitter profile
  • Following Twitter users
  • Reading, writing, and deleting tweets
  • Replying to tweets
  • Using mentions and hashtags
  • Sending direct messages
  • Unfollowing and blocking users
  • Retweeting and favoriting tweets you like
  • Setting security and privacy options
  • Searching Twitter
  • Tweeting on the go with mobile apps


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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Q: This course was updated on 11/12/2014. What changed?
A: Maria added three new movies, "Viewing images," "Adding images," and "Muting a user." She also updated the "Next Steps" video.





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