Category: Social Media

If you’re relatively new to social networking through the Internet, words like ‘Twitter’ and ‘Tweeting’ may be unfamiliar to you. In this video, we show you how to open a Twitter account and follow Twitter users relevant for the mineral rights owner. You’ll have your own Twitter account set up in less than 90 seconds.

Covered in this video:

  • Have your own Twitter account
  • Send your first message through Twitter
  • Follow FrackNation for updates on news affecting royalty owners
  • Follow Mineral Rights Coach to receive updates on when we release new videos for mineral rights owners like you

Transcript

Hi, this is Bret from MineralRightsCoach.com. If you’re relatively new to social networking through the Internet, words like ‘Twitter’ and ‘Tweeting’ may be unfamiliar to you.

If so, you’re not alone. In this video I’ll introduce you to Twitter – why it’s important, what it is, and how to use it.

You’re probably wondering ‘why bother.’ You’re thinking ‘I don’t have the time or the need to use Twitter’.

Listen to this – Twitter is a powerful tool to spread ideas and opinions to millions.

More importantly for you, anti-fracking and environmental groups are using it to spread misinformation about hydraulic fracturing and shale oil and gas. They’re a big reason why development has come to a screeching halt in states like New York. Without a group of well-educated, responsible mineral owners like you to balance out this misinformation, they will continue to handcuff responsible energy development and weaken our national energy security.

If you’re still unconvinced, consider what Ann McElhinney has to say on the topic. Ann is the Director of ‘FrackNation’, a new film that goes head to head with the misinformation anti-fracking groups are using to make their case.

She’s also a champion of Twitter. In fact, she goes so far as to say that “You’re not a patriot if you’re not tweeting.”

By the end of this ten-minute video, you’ll:

  • Have your own Twitter account
  • Send your first message through Twitter
  • Follow FrackNation for updates on news affecting royalty owners
  • Follow Mineral Rights Coach to receive updates on when we release new videos for mineral rights owners like you

Let’s get started.

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Think of Twitter as a telephone conversation, but one that anyone in the world can join in on at any time. Some very influential people are talking and listening on Twitter. And so are important decision makers, including senators and governors.

In order for you to join this telephone conversation, you need two things – a telephone, and a phone number.

To continue with our analogy, your telephone is a computer and a connection to the Internet. Any Internet connection will work – dial-up, DSL, cable. If you have a slow Internet connect, don’t worry. Twitter doesn’t need a fast connection.

Your phone number is your Twitter username, or “handle”. People on Twitter need to be able to connect with you to start a conversation. Like dialing a phone number, entering a Twitter handle will direct a message to you so you can read it and respond.

To create an account:

  1. Go to http://twitter.com and find the sign up box, or go directly to https://twitter.com/signup.
  2. Enter your full nameemail address, and a password.
  3. Click Sign up for Twitter.
  4. On the next page, you can select a username (usernames are unique identifiers on Twitter) — type your own or choose one we’ve suggested. We’ll tell you if the username you want is available.
  5. Double-check your name, email address, password, and username.
  6. Click Create my account.You may be asked to complete a Captcha to let us know that you’re human.
  7. Twitter will send a confirmation email to the address you entered on sign up, click the link in that email to confirm your email address and account.

Tips for picking a username:

  • Your username is the name your followers use when sending @replies, mentions, and direct messages.
  • It will also form the URL of your Twitter profile page. We’ll provide a few available suggestions when you sign up, but feel free to choose your own.
  • Please note: You can change your username in your account settings at any time, as long as the new username is not already in use.
  • Usernames must be fewer than 15 characters in length and cannot contain “admin” or “Twitter”, in order to avoid brand confusion.

Important information about your email address:

  • An email address can only be associated with one Twitter account at a time.
  • The email address you use on your Twitter account is not publicly visible to others on Twitter.
  • We use the email you enter to confirm your new Twitter account. Be sure to enter an email address that you actively use and have access to. Check your inbox for a confirmation email to make sure you signed up for your account correctly.

First steps after you’ve created your account:

  1. Now that you are on Twitter, it’s time to start following others on Twitter. Following other Twitter users creates a customized stream of information on your homepage. Following means you’ll get that user’s Tweets on your Twitter homepage. You can unfollow anyone at any time.
  2. Read our Twitter 101 article.
  3. Take the Twitter Tour to find out where things are on our website. Or, learn about using Twitter on your mobile phone.

Other things you can do:  Find out how to follow news sources, friends, and more in ourHow to Find People on Twitter article.

Conclusion

I hope this video’s been helpful, and that you better understand the what Twitter is and how you can use it. Be sure to check out our other videos here on MineralRightsCoach.com.

Before you go, please take 30 seconds to share this video so that others can learn about Twitter. It’s as easy as clicking one of the share buttons below.

Finally, are you interested in learning about a particular topic not yet in our library? Leave a comment below and suggest a video topic. Or, simply leave a comment telling us how we are doing.

Stay tuned to MineralRightsCoach.com for more tutorials, and best of luck in your mineral rights leasing.