15 great tips and tricks to help you get started with Twitter, get more from Twitter, and recover when things go wrong on Twitter. (See all social networks tips and tricks.)
Twitter is great. A fun timesink, boisterous debating school, and a source of knowledge. It's also a great way of marketing your business or staying in touch with friends and colleagues. But Twitter can also be daunting for the uninitiated. On this page we've gathered together some of our favourite Twitter tips and tricks - 15 of them in fact. We hope to provide a simple guide to getting started with Twitter, as well as some interesting and fun tips and tricks that will help you get more from Twitter, and recover when things go wrong.
We'd love to hear from you if you have your own Twitter tips and tricks. So drop us a line in the comments at the bottom of the page, or Tweet me at @mattjegan with any comments or tips and tricks of your own. We'll add the best to this feature. (And if you are more of a Facebook fiend, see also: 13 best Facebook tips and tricks: stop autoplaying video, block Candy Crush, use US-only apps, protect your privacy and more.)
15 great Twitter tips and tricks: getting startedWe begin at the beginning, with our beginner's guide to Twitter (easy for me to say). Using Twitter is easy when you know how, but making that initial leap into the Twittersphere can be daunting and difficult. In this all-round guide we explain exactly what Twitter is, why you might want to use it and how to set up an account and start Tweeting.
Beginner's guide to Twitter
15 great Twitter tips and tricks: Twitter basicsNow you are au fait with the very basic aspects of setting up Twitter and starting to Tweet, we'll explain some aspects of Twitter in more detail.
Here's how to use Twitter's own integrated photo posting tool to include images in your posts.
15 great Twitter tips and tricks: when things go wrong on TwitterYou are up and running and everything is great. Until it isn't. In this section of our Twitter tips and tricks we will look at what to do when things go wrong on Twitter. How to report spam, find out who unfollowed you, and most of all how to deal with a Twitter hack.
Twitter works great when everyone is contributing. But where there are people there are scammers, and on Twitter they are mostly bots pushing out spam. Spam is a curse on all popular social media. You can help keep Twitter clean by reporting spam and other violations on Twitter.