Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to join FaceBook – from now on referred to as FB.
For the next few posts, let’s look at FaceBook. This is not going to be in as much depth as the Twitter sessions were, but if you’re a writer, you need to be on FaceBook. If you have family across the world, you need to be on FaceBook. If you like to communicate with your friends and like the thought of getting in contact with friends from long ago, you need to be on FaceBook.
In recent years I have seen a huge increase in elderly people getting online, joining Social Media groups such Facebook and Pinterest. A local retirement village opened a small computer club about two years ago, with two computers, half a dozen eager learners, and no Internet connection. Within two years, this group has grown to over 20. They have two qualified Computer Boffs who come from the local university to tutor them and sort out their problems. They have eight computers, and a permanent connection to the Internet.
In a previous post, we looked at the Whats and Whys of Twitter. I intended to cover how to sign up today, but I realised there was an important stage which you may or may not know, and that is how to create a strong password. So first things first. Today, we’re going to look at creating a strong password. This will be useful for you on every site you sign up for.
Now that you have your Twitter account created, it’s time to find some followers.
I don’t like the name followers, so let’s call them friends. But remember, Twitter calls them followers. It’s not a weird cultish thing.
“Followers” is just Twitter’s name for “friends” in FaceBook, and “contacts” in your email programme.
There are two main contenders for applications that help you manage all your social accounts, likeTwitter, FaceBook, Linked In, etc. Tweetdeck is one of them, and another is HootSuite.You can also manage many streams such as newsfeeds, Twitter lists, replies, retweets, direct messages (DMs) and you can follow hashtags, which allow you to search for keywords. Today we’re looking at TweetDeck. Next post we’ll look at HootSuite.