Sick of certain topics, phrases, and hashtags showing up in your Twitter feed? In three minutes, learn how to use Twitter’s “Muted Words” feature to select certain words to exclude, the source of the word/phrase to exclude, and how long that word or phrase is muted from Twitter. Narrated by Ian Lamont, the author of Twitter In 30 Minutes.
Change the trends that show up next to your Twitter feed on Twitter.com. In less than three minutes, learn how to use the “Change Trends” feature to shift the “trending” topics that show up next to your feed, which are often based on what people in your city or country are Tweeting about, even if you have no interest in them. Narrated by the author of Twitter In 30 Minutes.
In less than 5 minutes, learn how to make a threaded tweet on Twitter. This video helps you stage your thoughts by creating messages that are longer than 280 characters. An example of making a threaded tweet starts at 01:25. Narrated by the author of Twitter In 30 Minutes.
In less than 5 minutes, learn why you should start using Tweetdeck to manage your Twitter experience. Find out the Twitter vs. Tweetdeck timeline differences, how to add columns in Tweetdeck, how to manage multiple accounts, and more. It’s easy to get started – you can use your Twitter credentials to log in without creating a separate account. Narrated by the author of Twitter In 30 Minutes.
I recently received a message from a reader on the topic of operating multiple Twitter accounts. This reader asked if it was a good idea to have more than one Twitter account:
I just finished your book on Twitter in 30 Minutes, and found it to be extremely helpful! You do a great job of making a daunting topic simple! I do have one question: I set up a second account because my life is bifurcated between an educational consulting practice and my family. I plan to finally use Twitter far more effectively than I have done in the past. Am I making a mistake to have two accounts with very different sorts of tweets between them?
My answer: No, it’s not unusual for people to run multiple accounts with different focuses. I have four or five active accounts, including my personal @ilamont, my business @in30minutes and a few other topic areas that interest me. Sometimes I retweet between them if there is overlapping interest.
One thing I would do, however, is make the handles different. If you have two very similar twitter handles based on your name, this may confuse some people who are searching for you, or friends who are recommended to follow you, but are not sure of the right account. So, one account could be @johnsoneducation and the other @johnsoninKC.
The other tip is to start using Tweetdeck (tweetdeck.twitter.com) a Twitter operated Web tool which lets you manage more than one account at a time.
In this 6-minute Twitter tutorial, learn how to turn off some or all Twitter notifications using the Twitter Web interface or the Twitter mobile app (iPhone is shown, but process is similar for the iPad). The narrator of the Twitter tutorial is Ian Lamont, the author of Twitter In 30 Minutes.
The Twitter header photo is kind of like a billboard for you. If you have an old Twitter header photo, or no Twitter header photo, this 3-minute Twitter tutorial will show you how to update it to something better. Narrated by the author of Twitter In 30 Minutes.
If you use Twitter a lot, it’s easy to get frustrated by tweets that run over 140 characters. In less than 4 minutes, this Twitter tutorial will show how to cut long tweets down to size, using quick edits and a few tricks! Narrated by the author of Twitter In 30 Minutes (3rd Edition).
In this 3-minute Twitter tutorial, learn how to change Twitter settings using the Twitter Web interface or the Twitter mobile app (iPhone is shown, but process is similar for the iPad). This is useful if you want to change your username, notifications, Twitter passwords, blocked accounts, etc. The narrator of the tutorial is Ian Lamont, the author of Twitter In 30 Minutes.