How do I tweet
What should I tweet?
You can tweet about new research, interesting articles, podcasts, papers or anything your doing professionally that you would like to share. These tweets can be in the form of text, videos, links and photos.
Who sees my tweets?
Anyone that is following you can view your tweets. To manage your followers see the Connect on Twitter page.
Definition: The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages.
You can pin a Tweet to your profile so that when others visit your profile page, it is the first Tweet they will see.
To pin a Tweet:
To unpin a Tweet:
Note: You may notice that some of your Tweets’ fonts appear bigger than others. Tweets that have received more engagement will appear slightly larger, so your best content is easy to find.
Adding your location to a tweet shows your followers the location you are Tweeting from. You can choose to add a location to your Tweets using Twitter for Android, Twitter for iOS, twitter.com or other mobile applications.
To add a location to your Tweets:
Tweeting with your location is disabled by default for everyone.
To stop including your location in your Tweets:
For more information on adding location see here.
What is a Retweet (RT)?
A Retweet is a re-posting of someone else's Tweet. You can use the built-in Retweet feature for this. If you'd like to add your own comments to the tweet, you can use the quote Tweet feature. Both are outlined below.
What does a Retweet look like?
Retweets look like normal Tweets with the author's name and username next to it, but are distinguished by the Retweet icon and the name of the user who retweeted the Tweet. If you see a message from a stranger in your timeline, look for retweeted by info in the Tweet — the retweeter should be someone you follow.
How to Retweet:
How to undo a Retweet:
How to use quote Tweet to add your own comments:
Note: You cannot Retweet your own quote Tweet.
Where do Retweets appear?
How do I turn Retweets off?
You can turn off Retweets for a specific user if you don’t like what they share. Select Turn off Retweets from the gear icon drop-down menu on a user's profile to stop seeing Tweets they've retweeted.
Did you know you can link to a Tweet just like you do to a webpage? Every Tweet has its own URL that you can bookmark or share with friends.
How to find a Tweet's URL:
Want to embed a Tweet on your website? You’re in luck! Twitter has made it possible for you to display fully functional Tweets on your website or blog in a few simple steps.
To embed a Tweet on your website or blog:
Definition: The Tweet button allows you to quickly share the webpage you’re viewing with all of your followers. Clicking the Tweet button provides you with a pre-populated Tweet containing a link to that webpage, which you can customize before sending.
How to use the Tweet button:
How to put the Tweet button on your site: