Sign Up to Twitter — TDC Preseason (Week 2)

Twitter is hyper critical for Thirty Day Challenge 2008. Ed believed it is the biggest thing to happen to Internet marketing this year. Veterans have started playing with Twitter last year and found it very effective. It is now a major communication tool.

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For start, go to Twitter home page. To quote from Eric Nuzum:

If you aren’t familiar with Twitter, it is one of those things, like MySpace, that sounds totally ridiculous and stupid when you first hear about it. But once you start using it, you realize how much fun (and useful, Ed adds) it is.

Twitter Homepage

The Twitter home page has a video that shows you what the service is. To sign up, clikc on the Get Started–Join! button.

Twitter Signup Form

Here are the fields you need to fill into the form:

  • Username. This will appear as your Twitter page. Use your name, add underscore if you want.
  • Password.
  • Email address.
  • Humanness. A captcha that confirms you are a human instead of a script or robot.

Read the Terms of Service and click on the I accept. Create my account button.

Once you are registered, you will be redirected to a page which is your home page in Twitter. It will be blank because there’s no activity yet.

Now add Ed’s and Dan’s Twitter. The term used in Twitter is to follow.

Follow People on Twitter

When in Dan’s page, for example, if you click on the Follow link, Twitter will approve soon that you are now following him. Immediately after that you can set Device updates (like Instant Messenger) to use Twitter.

Please don’t set this up yet. To avoid being overwhelmed, start very slowly. Follow only Dan and Ed and get familiar with the features first. (But please don’t feel you are speaking to the wall, because soon you will be using it actively.)

For now, learn how to use it first. Instructions on how to do this will be coming soon. In fact, you will learn how to make your Twitter experience better ten times with a tool introduced next.

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