• Go to http://twitter.com/

  • Click the 'Sign Up Now' button and follow the steps to create an account

Once you have created your account you will be taken to your Twitter homepage where there are further steps to work through to get you started using Twitter e.g. updating your profile to include a short biography or adding a profile picture. You can come back to these steps at any time using the link to Settings in the top right corner of the screen.

For now, let's start by posting your first update:

  • Click in to the status box at the top of the screen where you see the question "What's happening?"

  • Write something about your participation in the 23 Things programme. As you type you will see the number at the top right of the box decrease. This is counting down the number of characters you have left.

  • When you have typed your post click Update - you will see your tweet appear in the space below the status box, this is the start of your timeline.

The next step in getting started with Twitter is finding people to follow. This can be done in a number of ways:

On every users profile page you will see a "Follow" button. To subscribe to a users' updates simply click this button and their tweets will appear in your timeline.

Now let's move on to Thing 16...