WWN Guide To Twitter


IF you’ve never signed up for microblogging social media platform Twitter, you may find the idea of signing up now to be a bit daunting as the site is a minefield of symbols, hashtags and baffling terms like sub-tweeting and tweet threading. Fear not, WWN have all the basics you need to get started on your Twitter odyssey, 140 characters at a time.

Create a profile

Creating a Twitter profile is no different than Facebook, Snapchat, or any other social media: simply fill in a questionnaire with your name, email address, interests, and upload a profile photo to get started. Of course, Twitter works best if you don’t use your real name, and you don’t use any photo at all. This allows you to say or do anything you want without fear of it being tracked back to you. For ages, the profile photo for shy people was an egg, but due to some negativity surrounding the kinds of people who used the egg avatar, this has now been changed to just a blank outline of a person, solving the troll problem in one go.

Choose who to follow

It’s completely up to you who you follow on Twitter, and only people you follow will appear in your newsfeed. So make sure to follow people you can’t stand, and will constantly disagree with. If there’s a particular female journalist or young pop-star that you hate, get following them straight away so that you’ll never miss anything they tweet, allowing you to be right there with your candid and well-thought-out reply in seconds.

Don’t hold back

There aren’t many rules about what you can and can’t post on Twitter, and they’re barely enforced, so let it all out. If you want to call a woman you don’t know a “bitch”, work away. If you want to tell a woman you don’t know that you’re going to rape and/or kill her, then go right ahead. If you want to tell a strange woman that her opinion is worthless, that she’s worthless and that she should probably kill herself, then go right ahead – free speech, innit?

Start over if blocked

Some people, especially women, don’t like it when you constantly tweet at them about how they’re whores and bitches and the like, so you may find yourself blocked. Never fear, you can always sign up for a new account using the same details as before, remembering to just add a number or something onto the end of your name and you’re good to go. Now you can re-follow all those people you hate, and get threatening’ again.