How to Use Twitter
Have you heard about Twitter yet? Are you using it? Twitter is a "micro-blogging" utility that allows you to send and recieve short notes, links, and, well...anything you want to share with your friends and the world! Here at SOE we use Twitter to send out news updates about our games, occasional company news, and to keep in touch with you...our players!
If you haven't signed up yet and you're interested in checking it out, just follow the steps below. If you're already a Twitter pro, skip to the bottom to see a couple of lists of SOE games and folks you might be interested in following.
Step 1: Go to Twitter.com and click the "Get Started - Join!" button.
Note: There are two languages available for Twitter: English and Japanese!
Step 2: You will need to create your username and password before logging in. Do this by clicking “Join.”
Step 3: Once you fill out the information, click on the “Create my account” button to sign up.
Step 4: Now it’s time to follow Tweeters! Click the "Find People" icon and type the name of the game or person you want to follow. For Everquest or EverquestII, type "everquest" and click the "Follow" button.
Step 5: When you want to update what you are doing, write a comment in the box and click the "Update" button.
Step 6: When you want to reply to specific messages that were already posted click the arrow mark (or type @<name>) and write a comment.
Step 7: Use hash marks # to highlight topics you want to update for search purposes.
Many of us have found that while Twitter provides a fantastic interface through the web to make “Tweeting” easy, there are other applications which have improved the overall Twitter experience.
One of our favorites around the office is TweetDeck which can be found at http://www.tweetdeck.com/beta/. Officially they mention that the product is in beta, however, we’ve found TweetDeck to provide an easy interface for us to follow all of the things that are going on with our friends and followers. You can Tweet directly from TweetDeck so you won’t need to log into the website and you’ll also be able to reply and see your replies quickly and easily. Overall, it’s something you may want to check out if you’re going to dive head-first into the Twitterverse.
Community Team members are on Twitter!!!
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