Quick Start Guide For Twitter

To create an account

  1. Go to the Twitter homepage: http://twitter.com/signup

  2. Enter your full name, email address and a password that you will remember.

  3. Click Sign up for Twitter.

  4. On the next page you can select a username (this will be your Twitter name). Type your own or choose one that Twitter has automatically suggested.

  5. Check your name, email address, password and username.

  6. Click Sign up and then Twitter will guide you through some steps to help get you started.

  7. Don’t forget to follow @BFAWU1 Group to keep up to date with the latest news, events and workers’ rights.

Twitter Jargon Buster
The @ symbol is used to communicate with other Twitter users. For example, if you wanted to contact BFAWU or reply to one of BFAWU’s tweets you would have to include @BFAWU1 in in your message. This way BFAWU will see your tweet.
Hashtags (#) are a huge part of Twitter. They help to organise tweets into categories. For example, if you type #BFAWU1 in the Twitter search bar you’ll be able to see all the tweets where #BFAWU1 has been mentioned.
A RT (or retweet) is the equivalent of forwarding an email or a text, if you like it, you might decide to share it with your followers.
For more information on using Twitter visit their help centre: https://support.twitter.com/categories/281