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Sams Teach Yourself TweetDeck in 10 Minutes

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  • Copyright 2011
  • Dimensions: 5-3/8" x 8-1/4"
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-33549-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33549-5

Sams Teach Yourself TweetDeck in 10 Minutes gives you straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through its 10-minute lessons, you'll learn how to consolidate all your social networking and stay connected on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, and other networks. Use TweetDeck on your PC, Mac, or iPhone...where you want, when you want, anywhere!

TIPS point out shortcuts and solutions

CAUTIONS help you avoid common pitfalls

NOTES provide additional information

10 minutes is all you need to learn how to… 

  • Download, install, and navigate TweetDeck for PC, Mac, or iPhone
  • Post a single message to multiple social networks
  • Centrally track all your posts from Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn
  • Use TweetShrink to shrink posts for Twitter’s 140-character limit
  • Customize how you view and manage your social network interactions
  • Tweet links, photos, and much more
  • Share video files, webcam videos, and embedded YouTube links
  • Efficiently handle retweeting and other Twitter-specific activities
  • Track Facebook news feeds, status updates, wall posts, and specific friends
  • Use TweetDeck with MySpace, Google Buzz, and Foursquare
  • Control updates, notifications, services, syncing, and more

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How TweetDeck Consolidates Your Social Networking

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Table of Contents


1   How TweetDeck Consolidates Your Social Networking

      What TweetDeck Is--And What It Does

      Connecting to Multiple Social Networks

      Who Uses TweetDeck--and Why

      Exploring Different Versions of TweetDeck


2   Downloading and Installing TweetDeck

      Downloading and Installing TweetDeck for Desktop

      Creating Your TweetDeck Account

      Launching TweetDeck for Desktop

      Configuring TweetDeck for Other Social Network Accounts


3   Navigating TweetDeck

      Touring TweetDeck for Desktop

      Navigating the Toolbar

      Navigating Columns

      Using TweetDeck for Desktop


4   Adding and Arranging Columns

      Reviewing Available Columns

      Adding a New Column

      Arranging Columns

      Deleting Columns


5   Reading Tweets and Posts

      Reading Tweets and Status Updates

      Displaying Update Notifications

      Filtering Column Contents

      Clearing Tweets and Updates


6   Tweeting and Posting 

      Creating a New Post

      Shortening a Post

      Cross-Posting for Longer Tweets

      Including Hashtags

      Scheduling a Post in Advance


7   Tweeting Links and Photos

      Embedding Shortened Links

      Embedding Photos

      Viewing Twitter Photos in TweetDeck


8   Sharing Videos in TweetDeck

      Sharing a Video File

      Recording a Webcam Video

      Embedding a YouTube Video


9   Using TweetDeck to Manage Twitter Activities


      Replying to Tweets

      "Favoriting" Tweets

      Sending a Direct Message

      Finding People to Follow

      Unfollowing a User

      Tracking Specific People

      Tracking Specific Topics


10  Using TweetDeck to Connect with Facebook Friends

      Picking Columns to Display

      Tracking Specific Friends

      Viewing Friends’ Profiles

      Retweeting Facebook Status Updates to Twitter

      Viewing and Making Comments

      Liking a Status Update

      Sending Private Messages

      Writing on a Friend’s Wall


11  Using TweetDeck on Your iPhone

      Understanding TweetDeck for iPhone

      Getting Started

      Navigating TweetDeck for iPhone

      Managing Columns

      Creating a New Update

      Managing Application Settings


12  Configuring TweetDeck

       Configuring General Settings

      Configuring Twitter-Related Settings

      Configuring Notifications

      Configuring Appearance

      Configuring Services

      Configuring Accounts

      Syncing Your Account

      Filtering Updates



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