Friday, January 30, 2009

Twittering Tips for Beginners - Pogue’s Posts Blog - NYTimes.com

Twittering Tips for Beginners - Pogue’s Posts Blog - NYTimes.com: "So I’ve been Twittering for a couple of months, and I’ve learned a lot. I’m still dubious about Twitter’s prospects for becoming a tool for ordinary people (rather than early-adopter techie types).

But one thing’s for sure: The whole thing would be a lot more palatable if somebody would explain the basics. Something like this:

* You don’t have to open your Web browser and go to Twitter.com to send and receive tweets. In fact, that’s just silly. Instead, people download little programs like Twitterific, Feedalizr or Twinkle, they get the updates on their cellphones as text messages, or they use something like PocketTweets, Tweetie or iTweet for the iPhone. I’ve been using Twitterific for the Mac, which is a tall, narrow window at the side of the screen. Incoming tweets scroll up without distracting you. Much."

No comments: