Twitter....how does this work?

Feb 28, 2009
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Ok........I'm just really not getting it. What is Twitter and how do you work it?

I am signed up, and I am following foxnews and everythingicafe. now what? on my iPhone i have a screen that says "friends". it has my foxnews messages. how do i change to EIC and view messages? I am using the TwitterFon app. Lessons greatly appreciated!

I am so illiterate at this, but I am learning. I can't put my iPhone down.
 

dturner

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Ok........I'm just really not getting it. What is Twitter and how do you work it?

I am signed up, and I am following foxnews and everythingicafe. now what? on my iPhone i have a screen that says "friends". it has my foxnews messages. how do i change to EIC and view messages? I am using the TwitterFon app. Lessons greatly appreciated!

I am so illiterate at this, but I am learning. I can't put my iPhone down.
Google "twitter basics" and you will find sources to help you. I have been using twitter for just a couple months and really like it. There are a lot of EIC'ers on twitter.
 

dcom

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There are quite a few of us from EIC on Twitter. I'm there too (link in my sig). It's kind of addicting, especially when you realize the variety of people that are on it.
 
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dturner......i can't get your follow me to work. it just takes me to the twitter login.
 

dturner

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dturner......i can't get your follow me to work. it just takes me to the twitter login.
Yeah, you have to login first before you can do anything. If it continues to not work, send me your user name via any way you prefer and I will follow you. Then you can just follow me back.
 

ZR_Yancy

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I'm on Twitter as well. Same name as here. I have Loopt linked to Twitter as well.
 

Bannod

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I have Twitterfon on my iPhone. Does each twit (tweet?) that shows up there count as a text message? I found this on the Twitter page and it scared me:

It's all done through text messages (aka "SMS"), which you probably use all the time anyway, so there's not much to learn.
Twitter doesn't charge anything for this, but be sure to know what your text plan looks like with your wireless carrier.


My plan includes 200 text messages.
 

dcom

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I have Twitterfon on my iPhone. Does each twit (tweet?) that shows up there count as a text message? I found this on the Twitter page and it scared me:

It's all done through text messages (aka "SMS"), which you probably use all the time anyway, so there's not much to learn.
Twitter doesn't charge anything for this, but be sure to know what your text plan looks like with your wireless carrier.


My plan includes 200 text messages.
If you use the SMS app to send the tweets, then yes, they count as text messages but if you use a Twitter-specific app like Tweetie or Twitterfon, then they don't. You may want to make sure that your Twitter settings don't alert you with a TXT every time you get a tweet because that will definitely eat into your allotment. There is a setting in Twitter that lets you say whether you want Device Notifications on or off.
 

Ramesh

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I have Twitterfon on my iPhone. Does each twit (tweet?) that shows up there count as a text message? I found this on the Twitter page and it scared me:

It's all done through text messages (aka "SMS"), which you probably use all the time anyway, so there's not much to learn.
Twitter doesn't charge anything for this, but be sure to know what your text plan looks like with your wireless carrier.


My plan includes 200 text messages.
That warning is if you setup twitter (under settings) to text you when certain people tweet. Otherwise, disregard that. Twiterfon is just a way to access twitter, it doesn't charge you anything.
 

patrickj

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I have Twitterfon on my iPhone. Does each twit (tweet?) that shows up there count as a text message? I found this on the Twitter page and it scared me:

It's all done through text messages (aka "SMS"), which you probably use all the time anyway, so there's not much to learn.
Twitter doesn't charge anything for this, but be sure to know what your text plan looks like with your wireless carrier.


My plan includes 200 text messages.
No - tweets should never count as text messages. That text excerpt I think is referring to Twitter alerts via SMS - which obviously would burn through your text messages. You do not have to turn that setting on - just leave it off, do not enter your phone number in that section, and you should be fine ...
 
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I just got Twitter and I really don't know what its all about. If anyone wants to follow me my username is HurryDowns.