Twitter is a great way to get interesting links, article updates, and more from How-To Geek and our writers. Read on to learn how you can follow us and pick up some Twitter tips and tricks in the process.
Twitter, despite the popularly bandied about opinion, is not just for angsty teens sharing too much information and bizarre updates about bathroom habits—although we suppose it could be if that’s your thing. HTG and crew use Twitter to share links to articles we write, interesting links we find, and to converse with readers and share ideas.
Ready to jump right in and get following? Here’s a list of the site and writers’ Twitter accounts to get you started:
- HTG @howtogeek
- Justin Garrison @rothgar
- Jason Fitzpatrick @jasonfitzpatric
- Asian Angel @asian_angel
- Eric Z Goodnight @mrbadexample
- Yatri Trivedi @yatritrivedi
- Jason Faulkner – @faulkner132
- Patrick Bisch @patbisch
- Taylor Gibb @taybgibb
- Lori Kaufman @loriekaufman
Already following your favorites and ready to hone your Twitter-fu? Here’s some tips from the staff regarding their favorite Twitter tools:
Jason Fitzpatrick uses TweetDeck to keep on top of Twitter. Thanks to a recent Ask the Readers post he learned about TweetDeck for Chrome and is taking that for a test spin against the AdobeAir version of TweetDeck he’d been using. If you’re a fan of the diverse topics found in the How-To Geek ETC he suggests following him on Twitter to find a surplus of interesting links in the same vein.
Asian Angel uses a battery of tools to enhance her Twitter experience. When she’s using Firefox she loads up Thumbnail Zoom (to enlarge avatar images) and Greasemonkey with two scripts: Twitter Full Size Image Profile and Hide Twitter Trends & Follow Recommends. Both clean up the Twitter.com web interface nicely. When using a stand-alone client in Windows she uses Twhirl and Seesmic Desktop. On Ubuntu she uses Hotot—a Linux-based microblogging client.
Yatri Trivedi is also a big fan of Tweetdeck and uses it on everything except iOS; he uses the official Twitter app there. He also runs ThinkUp on his home server; it’s a free open-source web app that catalogs your posts, replies, and more on Twitter and Facebook.
Have a Twitter tip or trick of your own to share? Sound off in the comments and share your favorite app, tricks, or shortcut with your fellow readers.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 09/23/11