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Tweetdeck – Setup

In this video we’re gonna take a look at an application called Tweet Deck. Now, TweetDeck is an application that helps you work with your existing Twitter account. Okay, so this is basically how TweetDeck will look like and it is available for the desktop, iPhone, and also iPad, so the iPhone and iPad are hugely popular right now, and it is actually pretty cool gadgets or tools to use to access your online data, especially access your Twitter account and see what are the latest tweets and also to respond to those latest tweets.

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So, in this tutorial, I’m just gonna show you the desktop version alone, and if you have an iPhone or an iPad and you want instructions on how to use TweetDeck on those gadgets, then you can just go to tweetdeck.com, okay?

So, I’m going to click on Desktop… and then you can see this huge download button over here, okay? So, I’m going to click on ‘Download now’. And the installer for TweetDeck is actually a Flash-based installer, so in most cases you would have absolutely no trouble installing TweetDeck unless the Flash player application on your computer is outdated, in which case you would probably receive a message here saying that, “You need to upgrade your Flash software.”

Okay, so now it says, “Would you like to open or save this file?” and you can save it to your computer first and then install it, but I’m just going to click on Open… and then I’m going to click on Install. Okay? So, by default the program would install to your C drive, okay, and you can add shortcut icons to your desktop, and start application after installation, alright? So, these are the default settings and I’m just going to click on Continue.

Okay, so now the Tweet Deck application has been installed to My Computer, and this screen is actually pretty huge, it spans across my monitor, so I’m just going to show you parts of it at a time. Okay, so the first thing that you would want to do here is to register for a TweetDeck account. If you already have a TweetDeck account, you can just put it in under here, click on “I already have an account”, okay? So, for now, you can either skip this step, alright, or you can sign up. So, I’m going to sign up now.

And if you want to automatically follow TweetDeck on Twitter, you can click on Follow Tweet Deck, and click on Create Account.