Ok, this is going to be
fast and simple more detailed than I expected because I don’t know a lot of the “extra” on TweetDeck. Here’s the thing. I like to connect with other Tweepl and attend Twitter parties. Other than that, I don’t think I need much more.
So, signing up for TweetDeck is your first step. It took a while for me to get it downloaded and I did have to ask for assistance from people I follow to help me out. You may not have the same issues I did because it was an internal issue.
Once you get it downloaded, take a tour. Look around. From what I remember of a month ago you start off with 3 open columns:
- Left for everyone you follow
- Middle for anyone who mentions you with the @ sign
- Right for your tweets and mentions
So, you want to do a Twitter party, do you? First you need to know a few things about the Twitter party:
- What time does it start? Check time zones!
- Who is hosting and how many people do you need to be following and responding to
- What is the #hashtag for the party because that is always required in your tweets as you play along
Next I edit my Search column and insert the Twitter name of the host. You can also go back up to the “+” and add other people to follow such as the company that might be sponsoring the Twitter party. I typically don’t do that because I can only keep up with the 3 columns I’m viewing during the party. I know, I’m not Super TwitterMom!
I leave my Mention column open along with my All Friends column. I never mess with those.
Sometimes during Twitter parties I get responses that I forget what they’re responding to. So, below their Tweet to me in my Mention column, there’s some little words in the right bottom of the Tweet box that says “in reply to”. I click on that and a column opens up on the right side of TweetDeck that shows me our conversation. I can then close that box and be on my way.
Speaking of responding. How do you do that to one person specifically? How about DMing them? Good questions. If you put your arrow over someone’s avatar (photo) you will see your options highlight!
While you’re at a Twitter party you might start connecting with some of the people. You can either click on their name (below their avatar) and a box will open that allows you to follow them or you can click the red/white nav button on the top left next to the “+” and you can search their Twitter name.
Well, that’s about all I have for you. If you have any questions about using TweetDeck, please let me know and I’ll try my best to help. I’m no expert, but I
figure it out to make my life easier love figuring this stuff out. Good luck at your next Twitter party! Hope to see you at one!