Seeing as I am a new member to Twitter myself – I wanted to put out there a simple and unique guide to the twitter basics… all in 140 words... Enjoy and Happy Twittering! Set up your log in information and your profile. Twitter is a social networking/microblogging service used across the world. @username is how twitter identifies accounts- for example if your name was Susie Creamcheese your twitter would be @susiecreamcheese. RT: re-tweet: tweeting content posted by another user. Tweet a message sent on twitter that is text based and up to 140 characters. Twitbox: a desktop client that allows you to submit/delete tweets as well as see replies & messages. What are you doing? The question behind twitter that every tweep is answering. IM: called DM or Direct Message. Tweeps are twitter users- the ones tweeting! To know what your friends are interested in find follow them on twitter- search by their name or “@susiecreamcheese” Each tweet can also be replied to. Recent tweets by people you follow show up on your homepage.