Do you Twhirl with Twitter?
and all of the cool kids are using it!!
When you first sign up for Twitter, you may be less than impressed. It may seem like a very useful service, but since you basically have to visit your profile page and refresh the web browser to get updates you may be quickly turned off.
That’s where Twhirl steps in!! Twhirl is a desktop application that works with Twitter in real time. That means if you have Twhirl open on your desktop, you will receive every tweet as it’s posted, without being “intrusive”. It is one less browser window to have to keep open, and the alerts are not annoying.
I’ve been telling so many other people Tweeps about Twhirl, I thought I’d write a post explaining it just a bit. Now you have to remember, I am not a techie…..this is just my simple terms of what a great app Twhirl is and how much more you will enjoy Twitter if you use it!
Twhirl BASICS – Tidymom style:
Go to Twhirl to download the application. Follow their easy set up instructions
Here is a shot of how Twhirl looks on my desktop – see it doesn’t take up much screen space
(yes, I’m still obsessed with Twilight LOL)
I’ll show you a video I made with my camera
vlogging how I use Twhirl
don’t laugh at how I sound or
how I stumble for words. LOL
This is the first time I’ve video taped a “tutorial” and I used my digital camera
– so the quality isn’t fantastic, but I think you can follow it pretty good.
Recap – to see messages to you click the following icons
@’s are TO YOU and everyone can see
DM’s are Direct Messages to you that only YOU can see
for lots of GREAT Twitter Tips and “how- to’s” check out this blog