Setting up a Twitter account is very easy and simple. Just follow these steps below and you'll tweeting on Twitter Tuesday in no time
Go to Twitter.com. In the top right of the page, there will be a button that says sign up. Click it and follow the steps. One of the main components of Twitter is your username. This is how you are identified. All usernames will begin with @ - followed by what you choice for a name. One recommendation is to use something short, simple, and easy to remember but beware, there are millions and millions of twitter accounts and so just using your first name probably isn't going to work.
After you have your account created, You are now able to tweet. Congratulations. The first thing your going to want to do is follow @Fight4MiningMN . This is our official twitter account. By following it, you will be able to see any tweets we put out (useful for Twitter Tuesday. More info on that below).
Now that we got all that work out of the way, we can start tweeting like the birds. So on Twitter Tuesday, We have pre-made tweets posted on this page along with the Facebook page. We do this to keep a consistent message and to avoid confusion. So once the tweets are posted and it hits 12:00pm (Noon), all you will need to do is highlight the tweet posted here or on the facebook page, and copy it. This is done by either right-clicking on the mouse and selecting copy or pressing Ctrl+C on the keyboard. Once copied, click in the "What's happening" box on twitter, and then paste the text we copied earlier. Pasting is done by either right-clicking on your mouse and selecting paste or by pressing Ctrl+P. Once the message is in the box, click the big blue button that says tweet.
Congrats. You Tweeted. But our work is not yet done. Once you tweeted all the tweets we created (We typically create 2-3 of them), we will start ReTweeting :D. Retweeting is taking someone elses tweet (message) and sending it out through our own account. It's that same as sharing a post on facebook. The reason we do this is because we include whats called a Hastag or # . Twitter tracks how many times specific Hashtags(#) our sent out and is listed under the Trends sidebar that everyone can see. This gets our group more attention. So to retweet, the easiest way since you have a new account is to go up to the search bar again, and search for #Fight4MiningMN . This will bring up tweets with this in them (which happen to be the tweets we are putting out ;) ). So once you find these tweets from other Twitter users, there is a small button beneath their tweet that is 2 arrows going in in a square (the button to the left of the heart). Click this button and you will have successfully retweeted. You can do as many times and your heart desires (or until your fingers are sore).
This is the basics of using Twitter. I apologize for this being lengthy but I think it will help. If anyone still have questions, feel free to ask on the facebook page