Twitter is one of those social media sites we associate with young people, but these days seniors are plugging in to try to stay connected to the wider world. If you're a senior looking to get started on Twitter, here's a simple explanation of how to get started, and what you should expect.
Getting Started on Twitter
The first thing you need to do is go to Twitter.com, and sign up for an account. This will create a profile for you, which tells the world who you are. You'll pick an account name, set up your personal biography, and give the world a snapshot of who you are. That way if friends and family come looking for you, they'll be able to find you. Once you've filled in all your information, Twitter will send you an email to confirm that you are really you. Click the link in the email, and your account is ready to go!
After your account is set up, the next thing you need to do is choose who you're going to follow. When people you follow tweet, those messages show up on your account so you can keep up with what people are doing. Most seniors will follow their friends and family who are on Twitter, but it helps to follow other people, too. @AARPFamily is a good page for seniors to follow, as is our page @caringsrservice.
In addition to following, you can now tweet. This means you can type out 140-character messages, and send them out for people to see. That may not seem like a lot of room, but it's often possible to say quite a lot with so few characters.
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