How To Twitter Someone
If you’re jumping on the social networking bandwagon, you’ll need to know how to Twitter someone. Known as sending a Tweet, Twittering someone utilizes their username and your message, and is visible to not only that user, but your other followers and even other Twitter users, dependent upon your privacy settings.
To Twitter someone, you’ll need:
- A Twitter account
- An internet connection
- Another Twitter member’s username
- Visit the Twitter homepage. On the right, click “Get Started Now,” to create your account. Enter your full name, followed by a username, which will appear in the URL of your Twitter page. Choose a password and enter your email address. Choose from a few settings and click “Create my account.”
- Sign in on the home page. Enter your username or email address, as well as your password.
- Click “Find People” in the top navigation. If you know the name or email address of the user you want to send a tweet to, enter the information in the search field.
- Click that user’s name to view his or her profile. Below the username and picture, click “Follow.” You might also want to find users to follow by entering a keyword or phrase into the search box to find users tweeting about topics that interest you. You don't have to follow a user to send them a Tweet.
- Place your mouse over one of the user’s tweets. The mouse-over effect will bring up options.
- Click “Reply.” This will bring you to your Twitter home page, and auto-populate an @-reply to that user. Following the @username, write your message. Remember, you can only use 140 characters total, which includes the @username.
- Click “Tweet.” This will send your message to that user.