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The Ultimate Twitter Guide for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Twitter_ipad-LR.jpgSocial media is often seen as something for the younger generations to use. However, seniors will see benefits in Twitter. It's easy to use and there are a lot of great people and organizations to follow.

Getting Started

Visiting Twitter is the first step. Once there, it's easy to set up an account. This includes following the various steps that the social media platform has laid out. Have an idea for a screen name and then upload a photo. A few lines should also be written to describe more about the senior.

Following People

The senior's Twitter feed is going to be more exciting (and more educational) by following people. It's a good idea to follow at least 10 people. Seniors might already know who they want to follow, and they are found by using the search feature.

Otherwise, some great people/organizations to follow include:

@AARP

@WhiteHouse

@BettyMWhite

@Seniorliving

When following a celebrity, it's important to look for the blue check mark next to their name as this shows that they are verified as being the real deal.

Sending Messages

There are two main ways to communicate on Twitter. The first is by sending a tweet, which is a max of 140 characters. It is available for the world to see, but by using @ in front of the person's screen name, they receive an alert.

The second option is to send a private message, which is done by going to a person's Twitter profile and then clicking on the message icon. This goes to them privately and there is no limit to characters.

Tweeting is a great way for seniors to stay up-to-date with what's going on in the world. At Caring Senior Service, our expert staff is comprised of extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and trusted professionals who take pride in helping your loved one manage their daily activities. Contact us today to learn more!

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