Twitter Training - Getting started with Twitter Twitter is simply another example of the sunshine speed at which communications are catapulting forward, and company America (as well as home business online marketers) should do our greatest to stay up. Social Radar, a quest group reporting on activity and trends in social media, ranked Twitter beloved in June 2009. Close on their heels were iPhone, Google and Facebook. Yes my friends, there have been more "tweets" (140 character exchanges on Twitter) than there have been searches on Google. Let's start with the fundamentals. what's Twitter? Twitter could be a text only platform that launches discussion and banter with a basic question, "What are you doing?" The answers must be 140 characters or less and are sent via the net, mobile texting, instant message and or a spread of applications. Because Twitter combines elements from many applications within the digital world, many say it had been the logical extension of what had developed electronically to this point. for instance, Twitter uses a number of the weather of instant messaging (IM), a number of chat rooms, a number of blogs, and in fact, it's actually a member of the complete social networking family of websites. It's sort of a chat room in this it's an open forum, like instant messaging in this tweets are bite-sized core thoughts, sort of a blog in this it allows for moment to moment updates with people of your choosing, sort of a website in this profiles can (and should) convey a particular "feel" and or character, and definitely a social networking site enabling fun or passionate communication either continually, or in whatever timeframe fits each user. But what's it really? Depends on who you ask. To some, Twitter could be a fun escape air current of the duty, home life or commute; to some it's some way to feel near friends, family and associates (divided by schedules or geography); to some it's an immediate communication and knowledge dissemination device; and most significantly to home business professionals such as you, Twitter is that the one amongst the foremost powerful, real time marketing system now live. But, before we go any longer, comprehend out of your head that Twitter is mysterious and sophisticated. It's just a communication vehicle that permits people and firms to deliver bite-sized messages...in 140 characters or less. And where all the people are - is where people who are running a business from home have to be too. But, you ask - isn't Twitter just an enormous waste of time? Well, yes and no. Is TV a waste of time? Is taking note of radio a waste of time? What about surfing the net, flipping through a newspaper, reading email, talking on Skype, checking Facebook or cable news? the solution to all or any of the above is - yes... sometimes - and sometimes not. Like all media, people can choose what they require from Twitter. All media will be engaged for fun, relaxation, education, major announcements, promotion and access to breaking news. It doesn't matter what peoples' intentions are. All you wish to recollect is that several people survive Twitter, supplying you with several opportunities to achieve them!! Unlike traditional media however, Twitter also can be used for advice, personal branding, feedback, directions, self or business promotion and marketing. So, let's start. It's simple. Just visit twitter.com. This homepage is laid out very clearly. Click the green button on the left which says "join the conversation." At the highest of the subsequent page, you will see "create a free Twitter account." Fill within the required info here. Select a user name (you cannot have the word "twitter" in your user name), create a password and add an email address. Then type within the distressed text exactly as you see it within the "Captcha" box, and click on "I accept - create my account." Immediately you're taken to a page that already has you email address filled in - and asks for your password. If you type in your password, the system automatically sends a message to everyone in your contact list inviting them to follow you on Twitter. If you wish every single person in your system to receive this email, then fill in your password and permit Twitter's automatic email invitation to run. this could take some minutes. If you are doing NOT want Twitter to send an invite to everyone in your contact list, don't fill in your password! Just visit the highest right and click on "skip". people that have both business and private contacts in their computer might not want one group or the opposite to be included. you'll always have one Twitter account for private use, and one for business. After the invitation has run, otherwise you have clicked on "skip," you're taken to your new Twitter homepage! At the highest of the page could be a box with a live curser that poses the final word Twitter question - "What are you doing?" Type in a very bite-sized update (remember, 14 characters or less) about yourself and hit "update." You've just completed your first tweet! Now it is time to seek out some people to follow. For home businesses and online marketers, we propose you start to "follow" everyone currently in your business. you'll find them by typing their name or their email address into the search bar. after you find them (be careful - often there are multiple people with the precise same name!), click "follow". Normally, people who you choose to follow will follow you reciprocally.