Twitter provides a great support page giving instructions on Twitter basics. Topics include “How should I get started,” “How to follow others,” “How to find people and be found,” and more.
Did you know you can not only change the email address associated with your account but you can even change your username. From the support page:
- Your username appears in your profile URL and is unique to you. Usernames are used for login,@replies, direct messaging, and more. Your username appears alongside your profile image in friends’ timelines each time you update, and we also include it in all outgoing text messages.
- Your real name is your full name, displayed in your profile page and used to identify you to friends. This can be helpful if your username is something mysterious, such as @neongolden, or @meangrape. Some people choose to put something other than a name in that field, such as their company or business name.
Changing your username will not affect your existing followers, direct messages, or @replies. They will simply see a new username next to your picture when you update. It is advisable to send out an update to your followers before you change your username, because any replies or messages sent to your old username will not be associated with your account once you’ve changed to your new username.
See all of the tips at http://support.twitter.com/groups/31-twitter-basics. Don’t forget about Twitip which we previously discussed. Our thanks to Twitter user @SgtMitchellTPD for the Twitter tips!