1. Join Twitter Go to and click the  button that says Get Started — Join!  Fill in your name, user name, password, e-mail address. You can use your name as a user name.

2. Create your first Tweet. Log in with your new user name and password. Type your news in the box that asks, What are you doing?

3. Personalize your account. Click Settings in the upper right corner of the page. As with many other social media sites, you can add a photo.  Look through the other settings and add any information about yourself that you are comfortable adding. You can choose to get a message sent to the email address you provided whenever someone new follows you.  If it’s someone you don’t know, you can let them or block them.

4. Find other people or organizations. Click on the find People link next to Settings. You can search Twitter for your friends, invite others by e-mail, or have Twitter look through your e-mail account for addresses of existing Twitter users. You can find librarians and educators from Vermont and around the country and world, libraries, professional organizations, news and media outlets, elected officials…  You can also Find People via their email, name, or user name.

5.Follow other people or organizations. To follow other Twitter users, click the Follow button that appears on their page.

Blog Prompts:

  • Blog about the experience. If you’d like post your Twitter username there so others can see it and follow you.
  • Did you like micro-blogging? Do you love it, hate it or are you ambivalent? Explain.
  • How else could libraries use Twitter? How could you use Twitter?



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