About Using TwitterAbout Using Twitter

Twitter (www.twitter.com) is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest information about what you find interesting. Simply find the public streams you find most compelling and follow the conversations.

At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. Each Tweet is 140 characters in length, but don’t let the small size fool you—you can share a lot with a little space. Connected to each Tweet is a rich details pane that provides additional information, deeper context and embedded media. You can tell your story within your Tweet, or you can think of a Tweet as the headline, and use the details pane to tell the rest with photos, videos and other media content.

To send a tweet to KQED Do Now, you must create a twitter account. This can be done either via your mobile device or on your computer. Here is a video that explains how to create a Twitter account:

If you are using a computer,

  1. Go to www.twitter.com
  2. Register on the main page on the right -- by entering your full name, email, and password. Be sure to remember your password.

If you do not have a smart phone or an iPod Touch you can set-up Twitter text messaging on your cell phone. Follow these instructions to do it:

  1. Click on "settings" at the top of the page.
  2. Click on the "mobile" tab.
  3. Enter your mobile number and click "start."

Now you are ready to tweet via texting from your mobile device. Make sure to remember the text number that you will need for sending tweets from your mobile phone.

If you are using a mobile device,

  1. Download Twitter app.
  2. Once it downloads, go through the steps to register for an account by adding your profile name, twitter name, email address, and password. Be sure to remember your password.
  3. You can now send tweets via the Twitter app on your mobile device.
  4. You will need to check your email and verify your Twitter account.
  5. To follow KQEDDoNow, go to the search tab on the bottom and enter KQEDDoNow and click on "People." Then click "follow."

If you do not have a smart phone that can download apps, then follow the instuctions at the top of the page where it says if you are using a computer.

To send a tweet to the KQED Do Now, you will need to remember 2 things:

  1. Be sure to type "@KQEDEdspace" at the beginning of your tweet. This code will direct your tweet to KQED Edspace twitter account and we can see your response.
  2. Be sure to type "#KQEDDoNow" at the end of your entry. This code will direct your response to the KQED Do Now hashtag and the twitter chat.

Follow @kqeddonow on Twitter