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Create an Account


Create an Identity

Create a Username (twitter 'handle')

  • Keep it short
  • Easy to remember
  • Should reflect you and/or your brand

Profile Picture

  • Don't be an Egghead!


  • Be concise
  • Interests
  • Mine: Librarian. Birder. Bibliographic Control Freak.

Background Image

  • Choose a relevant background image


Your 1st Tweet

Keep it short

  • 140 character limit


Mention someone @

When a username is preceded by the @ sign, it becomes a link to a Twitter profile. See also Replies and Mentions. Read more about replies and mentions.

  • for example me, @ginaseymour
  • or a group, @yalsa


Add a hashtag (#)

Definition: The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages.

  • #aasl13
  • #alamw14
  • #TTW14



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