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Please view the following video for a step-by-step guide on “How to Set Up a Twitter Account.” Following the video is a text version.

Step 1: Go to http://twitter.com

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Step 2: Click the Join the conversation! Green Box

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Step 3: Create a Username

Enter your full name, username, choose a password, and email. Type in the security code then click “I accept, Create my Account” (if you want, you can read the Terms of Service too).

Remember: your username will stay with you and will be the way you identify your self to the Twitter commuity. So be careful when you are selecting your username. Your username will be in the link to your domain (ie. http://twitter.com/courosa)

Step 4
: Start connecting!

As you can see by the picture below, Twitter asks for your email information. They state very clearly that they don’t use or share your information anywhere:
We don’t store your login, your password is submitted securely, and we don’t email without your permission. This will connect you to all of your friends in your email address book.

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Here’s what the next page will look like:

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What’s cool is that Twitter goes through all your email addresses to see who is already registered with a Twitter account. You can hand pick which of your new “Twitter Friends” you want to add.

There’s also an option where you can invite non-Twitter users to set up Twitter accounts - it looks like this:

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Step 5: You’re now an official Twitter User!

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What to do now:
1. Tell us what you’re doing in the box above
2. Find some friends and follow what they’re doing
3. Turn on your mobile phone to update your friends on the go

You can search for people with the same interests as you by:
1. Find the Search Link at the bottom of the Twitter home page
2) The **Twitter Search Page** will appear in a new window or tab
2) Type in the keyword phrase you are interested in
3) A page will appear that has posts using that keyword phrase
4) Click on the Twitter People and start following them, messaging them, etc.