I opened a program on my computer this morning and discovered that my mother unfollowed me on twitter today. First, I cried quietly to myself and then I did the only logical thing you can do in such a situation, I texted her.
My mother is kind of hilarious, by the way.
But she got me thinking, twitter is kind of confusing and perhaps she’s not the only mom who wants to follow her kids (without stifling them, clearly) and maybe a mom’s introduction to twitter is needed. And since we’ve already covered all the annoying crap that you need to stop doing on twitter, I figured a quick introduction to how twitter works might be in order. If the print on the pictures is too small, you can click on them and make them bigger so you can read the print. All orange arrows and blue/purple print are my additions.
Now, let’s say you know that there’s someone you’re not following them and you might want to consider following them. This is what their page will look like (for the record, I wasn’t planning on following her, she was just the only person I could think of that I KNEW I wasn’t following):
Now, let’s say you want to send a tweet. Go back to the main page (can do that by clicking on the big word twitter on the top left of your screen) and click on the box at the top that says “What’s Happening?”
There’s definitely more, but these are the basics and these are enough for today. Especially since all you really needed to know is that you should never unfollow YOUR OWN DAUGHTER.