Stop or reduce the email notifications you receive in your email inbox by changing settings on Twitter.com. In four minutes, learn how to pare down the Twitter email notifications such as tips or meaningless notifications. There are, however, a few types of notifications that you might want to receive as email notifications. Narrated by the author of Twitter In 30 Minutes.
Do you want to block certain people or accounts on Twitter? In just over three minutes, learn how to use Twitter’s “Block” feature on Twitter.com to block people, advertisers, or other types of accounts from following you or appearing in your notifications. Narrated by Ian Lamont, the author of Twitter In 30 Minutes.
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.