The basics of twitter in 5 simple steps

A step-by-step guide to twitter
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

Hashtags, mentions and followers. Twitter can seem quite daunting. However, it doesn't have to be. In this fast moving digital age twitter is a great way to stay in touch, get information fast, build communities and help build brands.

This course takes you step by step through the basics of twitter. Watch as I sign up, choose a username and start to tweet. Follow the videos through and by the end you will be able to set up and account, tweet, use hashtags and be able to start having meaningful conversations.

Learn how to follow and be followed as well as the best way to use twitter, depending on your chosen result. This may also be useful to those who have signed up but don't really understand twitter, or where to go next.

What are the requirements?

  • Just an email to sign up your twitter account with

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Follow step-by -step instructions on how to set up a twitter account and start tweeting.
  • The basics for anyone who doesn't know where to start with twitter.
  • Learn how to connect with people and use hashtags.
  • How to create and share interesting content.
  • How to build a following
  • How to navigate the basic twitter functions
  • Useful apps to enhance twitter

Who is the target audience?

  • This is the very basics of twitter, watch me set up an account, add a profile picture and start tweeting.
  • This is for those with none or little knowledge of twitter
  • This may be useful to those with a profile set up, but aren't sure where to go from their

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Welcome to the Course

Welcome, this course is about the basics of twitter, in under an hour you will have learnt everything you need to learn to start a twitter account. Just follow the five simple steps to get started.


Why would you do this course? I answer just that in this Q and A video.

Section 2: Twitter: The Basics

Watch me set up an account from the start. Lets start at the very beginning.


Now you have signed up it is time to get some of the practical detail out of the way. Your basic profile- how to set up your profile picture, biog and basic settings


Before you get alarmed at notifications, lets have a look and learn more about the notifications you can expect to see

Section 3: Whats the point of twitter?

So you have signed up and got started so... what is the point of twitter and what can you do with it?

These questions are answered in this video.


Some of the jargon explained.

Follower or being followed?

Learn more about the basics of twitter.

1 question

Do you know which is which?

Section 4: What to Tweet?

So you have signed up, now what do you tweet?

Ideas to get you started, it doesn't have to be daunting.


What is a mention and how can you use them?

A few simple rules to follow.

1 question

A multiple choice quiz on mentions


Using hashtags, the very basics to be able to navigate twitter and find those with the same interests.

Section 5: Making an impact on twitter

So you have signed up, started following people and gained a few followers. So how do you make an impact using twitter.


Useful apps to help you tweet. Get the stats you need to get the most out of your twitter account.


Thank you for taking this course and where to go from here...

Section 6: What to do next?

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Instructor Biography

Ruth Amos, Inventor, Engineer, Speaker and Entrepreneur

Ruth Amos (born 1989) started in business when she was 16 with her idea, The StairSteady. The StairSteady is an aid to enable people with limited mobility to use their stairs confidently and safely. The StairSteady was designed as part of her GCSE resistant materials project as a response to a teacher's challenge to design an aid to enable people with limited mobility to use their stairs. The company StairSteady Ltd was set up in 2006 to protect the product and bring it to market which was achieved in 2008 while Ruth was studying for her A-levels.

In 2011 Ruth set up the Drols, a toy company,encouraging children to learn through play. In 2013 Ruth became the Managing Director of the Eliot Kennedy Steelworks Academy, looking after a small team of dedicated staff and subcontractors.

Ruth is also a consultant and advisor, the most recent of which was for the department of education and industry called 'your life' which launched in 2015. Your Life is a three-year campaign to ensure young adults in the UK have the maths and science skills needed to succeed in the current competitive global economy. It looks to inspire young people, to study maths and physics as a gateway into wide-ranging careers whilst also triggering employers to recruit and retain this talent. Ruth was part of the founding team, lead by Chairwomen Edwina Dunn of DunnHumby, that devised the first campaign strategy, advised the delivery team and helped source corporate partners to take it foreward.

Other information-

Ruth is an Enterprise UK ambassador, was Young Entrepreneurs (runner up) 2006, Derbyshire Young Achiever 2006 and Intel Science and Engineering Fair finalist 2008, a Cragrats ambassador, and enterprise Role model in South Yorkshire and speak at events across the country promoting engineering and enterprise. In 2008 she attended the Intel ISEF science and engineering fair in Atlanta representing the UK in mechanical Engineering. Ruth is the youngest person ever to be on Management Today's 35 women under 35 (she appeared in their 2009 list), and winner of the women of the Future 'young star' Award. In May 2010 Ruth was on the Yorkshire 42 under 42 and in September of that year she was recognised as a 'women of achievement' by the Women of the Year Foundation. In September 2011 Ruth was the Network of Aspiring Women's Young entrepreneur 2011 and Overall winner. In November Ruth was recognised as a Striding Out Future 100 Young Social Entrepreneur 2011. Ruth Speaks as part of Room 54 ltd and speaks at educational, corporate and TEDx events.

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