I created this blog to recopy Twitter set up instructions I wrote to encourage Twitter participation, since 2012 will be defined by Twitter. I’m not a Twitter expert :). I was already on Twitter, but created a new account to understand and explain the process step-by-step. Please use TWEET on sidebar or Twitter on menubar to navigate pages.
A lot of people can’t figure out what Twitter is, so if you’re wondering too: some call it “Social Networking on steroids”. Twitter says it answers one basic question: What are you doing? Mashable says it’s “communication in a new shape” that’s a combination of “various forms of communication” (blogging, email, instant messaging). I didn’t get Twitter until I moved and my very very very old desktop computer couldn’t handle WiFi at the new location. I set up my Twitter account prior to moving, tried a few tweets and … ok, I thought. That’s that. After moving, I had to check email at the library, and that’s also when tweeting became a sort of lifeline to the Internet. It was also the first time I became unchained from a boxy computer, sitting on the patio, under the stars, tweeting my heart out on my cellphone. When I finally got a netbook, I could finally appreciate unmouseable laptops (seriously, I can’t do anything without a mouse!) and the freedom of finally being mobile. And maybe that’s the point: it’s people being mobile doing stuff and talking about it. You could still be on a desktop pc, but you are now connected to a very mobile universe. One of my first followers was the official twitter channel for the UK Prime Minister’s Office. (Wow, I just found out the NAACP follows me!). Several online friends found me. I post at LJ and can now keep track of status via @livejournal. Started following a website I’ve known about since the 1990s, the curator of that site still follows me. My old governor still follows me. Got sung to by @p_funk_bot, because I mentioned George Clinton or Funkadelic, then I followed the co-producer of that robot (cuz he’s really funny) who’s also a major poker player. During one of my mad twitter streams, he asked me what I was doing — I’m shocked people follow me at all. I’ve had philosophical conversations, reviewed a book by one of my friends, checked out stuff I wouldn’t have known about if something didn’t tweet about it. And learn about breaking news checking twitter trends.
My Twitter instructions are for people who need a little hand-holding and may be too granular for other folks. I wrote them for BWD & TOD folks who are interested in using Twitter as a political tool. Twitter isn’t Facebook, so your social media footprint is smaller. Basic recommendations:
- Create and confirm a new email account to associate with your new Twitter account, if you need to.
- Check Always use HTTPS option on Settings » Account for secure connections.
- Use only trusted third-party applications (Settings » Applications), and remove any applications you don’t regularly use.
- Read Twitter’s Safety: Keeping Your Account Secure & Online Safety for more recommendations (Use a strong password & Do not give out your password; Watch out for suspicious links & Be wary of weird links in DMs; Always Check that You’re at Twitter.com Before Logging In).
Regulus in Virgo
Regulus is one of the four Persian Royal Stars: Aldebaran, Regulus, Antares and Fomalhaut. On the Tropical Zodiac, Regulus entered Leo approximately 156 BC and — after spending the entire Common Era in the sign of Leo — enters Virgo on November 29, 2011. It is the final royal star to change from a fixed to mutable sign (Aldebaran moved to Gemini 0° in 1298, Antares moved to Sagittarius 0° in 1299, and Fomalhaut moved to Pisces 0° in 1725). Fixed stars “move” approximately 1° every 72 years, taking 2,160 years in each sign. The last time the Royal Stars moved 1° was 1938 to 1945, during the reign of King George VI (1936–1952). The first Royal Star to change position during the 21st Century was Fomalhaut at Pisces 4° on June 20, 2009 during the 2009 Iranian election protests — the same day Neda Agha-Soltan, was shot and killed. Aldebaran moves to Gemini 10° on October 3, 2014, and Antares moves to Sagittarius 10° on March 1, 2017.
“Robot Hand Butterfly” from highdefinitionwallpapers.com.