Twitter for Beginners: 5 Steps for Better Tweeting

by July 20th, 2009 | by Josh Catone | Mashable

Twitter is immensely useful as a utility for joining in the global conversation and sharing thoughts, opinions, information, and media. But for new users, there’s also a fairly steep learning curve. For many people new to Twitter, the site doesn’t immediately “make sense” and it can be a bit daunting. But there are things those users can do to make the service more useful from the get go.

Below are five steps for new users to take in order to make the Twitter experience more enjoyable from the beginning. New users have both third party services and built-in tools at their disposal to make Twitter work for them, and this post highlights some of the best.

STEP ONE: Find People You Already Know
STEP TWO: Find Like-minded Users
STEP THREE: Find People in the Area
STEP FOUR: Get a Desktop (or Mobile) Client
STEP FIVE: Learn the Ropes

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