Telecentre.org Foundation's Free Online Twitter Training for Newbies

New to Twitter? Created an account but don't really know where to start? Here’s good news! Telecentre.org Foundation (TCF) is organizing a free online training session on Wednesday October 3 from 14h-15h30 CEST to help you become part of the world's tweeting community in just 1,5 hour!

On October 3, TCF’s community staff will guide you through the first steps of tweeting:

  • Get to know Twitter, its uses & benefits
  • Distinguish between home & profile pages
  • Understand the difference between friends & followers
  • Write your first tweet
  • Learn about retweets, hashtags & mentions
  • Distinguish replies from direct messages
  • Learn how to add an image or link to your tweet
  • Learn about shortened links

Schedule

The training will be repeated at 3 different timesto enable community members from around the world to participate:

  • Wednesday, October 3, at 2:00pm HKT = Hong Kong Time (GMT+8): Asia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Australia
  • Wednesday, October 3, at 2:00pm CEST = Central European Summer Time (GMT+2): Europe, Africa, Eurasia
  • Wednesday, October 3, at 2:00pm CST = Central Standard Time (GMT-6): North, Central & South America, Carribean

» check your local time.

How can you participate?

1. The training will happen through Twitter itself, so you need a Twitter account/ID.

No account yet? Create one – it’s FREE! Sign up here.

2. You need to be a member of Telecentre.org's Foundation (English) community site.

Not yet a member? Sign up here.

3. You need to update/fill up your profile page above community site with your Twitter ID.

To do so, go to "Settings" (top right) then scroll to "Social Network/Chat ID" & fill in your Twitter ID preceded by the "@" sign e.g. @telecentreorg

4. You need to confirm your participation by marking “Will attend” at the top right of the training event page at least a day before the training dateso we can verify your profile against your Twitter ID.

5. At the appointed date & time, go to http://twitter.com/telecentreorg & follow the training instructions happening live!

Make sure to constantly refresh the page to catch all of it.

What else is in store?

On October 10, a week after the training, TCF will be staging “TweetIT!”, a Twitter-based question-and-answer contestthat seeks to promote the use of Twitter among members of our online community.

Once done with training, you'll be ready to compete in the contest. Watch out for more info in the coming days.

» For queries, email community@telecentre.org.

 

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