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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:19 pm    Post subject: Twitter  Reply with quote

NGLReturns is now on Twitter as.... NGLReturns!

I've signed the account up to follow a few people I knew would be interesting, and some were pure guesswork. Its signed up to follow Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, C of E, Vatican, Anglican Communion, Greek Orthodox Church, a couple of Rabbi's, Giles Fraser, Ship of Fools etc... Oh - and Russell Brand.....

If you are on Twitter - please let me know - or follow NGLReturns & I'll set the account to follow you back. I'm still learning the Twitter system, but we could extend the debate - and bring some news back here. If nothing else - we might encourage some new members....
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Lexi.

Can we please have an 'How to' guide for Twits?  

No, seriously.  

What about setting it to follow Big Brother (for Ralphie) and Real Housewives for me?    
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well - if you want to hear about them, you need to follow them. The list on the NGLReturns account is partly so I can keep an eye on a variety of sites - and so the links are easily found if other people wish to follow some key religion twitter accounts.

How to Twitter?

1. Sign up.
2. Bear in mind that anything you post may be available to the whole world. Largely, other people won't be interested, but if they follow you, they can see what you post. If you want to stop wierd people you don't know from following you:
Click on the little head icon in the top bar, go to settings, scroll down, and to tweet privacy, and click "Protect my tweets". That way, only those you agree are allowed to follow you can do so.
3. Tweets can only be 140 characters long - so be concise.
4. Repeatedly sending the same message, or sending offensive twits, particularly to famous people, is considered spam, and could result in your twitter account being removed. If someone spams you, you can block them:
Click on their account - and then on the head in the middle bar (next to "Follow"), you can then choose to report them to twitter - or block them entirely (they will not be able to read your tweets, or follow you)
5. You can attach pictures to a tweet through a number of applications. Twitpix is the easiest, and can be downloaded onto your phone for instant tweeting after you've taken the picture.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's really helpful, thanks Lexi.

So . . . if I have an account, I can work out how to follow (I think), but

1) how does one Tweet somebody?
2) how does one post one's own Tweet?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ketty wrote:
That's really helpful, thanks Lexi.

So . . . if I have an account, I can work out how to follow (I think), but

1) how does one Tweet somebody?
2) how does one post one's own Tweet?


1. To tweet someone directly you include @followed by the name, eg. @NGLReturns. However, if @NGLReturns is following you, they would see the tweet anyway. But using @NGLReturns would send the tweet directly to that account, and others wouldn't normally see it (unless they click on your profile and then go to @Mentions to see the conversations you have.

2. You post a tweet by:
a. Click on the blue box in the top bar - the one with the square and quill
b. On the left hand side, click in the text box which has the grey "Compose a new tweet" and write it in there.
Once you have written your tweet - don't forget to click "Send"
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found this site - http://www.brentozar.com/twitter/
to be really helpful ....
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My software package won't work on twitter.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim wrote:
My software package won't work on twitter.


That's a shame - could you ask them if they could update it to allow twitter?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've tried, Lexi; apparently the present package of Guide ( 6.0.33 ) is the last of the version 6 upgrades - unless Windows throw another spanner in the works necessitating another patch.
The next version - presumably Guide 7 will probably come out next June at the earliest. It could cope with twitter.
( Or so they tell us )
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim wrote:
We've tried, Lexi; apparently the present package of Guide ( 6.0.33 ) is the last of the version 6 upgrades - unless Windows throw another spanner in the works necessitating another patch.
The next version - presumably Guide 7 will probably come out next June at the earliest. It could cope with twitter.
( Or so they tell us )


I shall look forward to you signing up then  


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