Thursday, December 10, 2015

18. Muting and Blocking

Like the previous page about Replies and Direct Messages, This is another "informational" page which does not have a specific activity for you to complete, but it covers an important topic: MUTING AND BLOCKING at Twitter.

If you are like me, your Twitter activities will be happily spam-free without the need for muting or blocking except in very rare instances; I've only blocked a few spam accounts in the several years that I've been using Twitter. Still, just in case, it's important to know that these tools are available to you if you do run into spam accounts or other problems.

Control Your Experience. The Twitter Help Center has a very useful page that explains how you can use muting, blocking, along with your notification settings, to control your Twitter experience. There's even a video there for you to watch, along with detailed instructions, additional links, and this helpful graphic: Learn how to control your Twitter experience (visit the page to see the full-sized graphic):

Did you set up a bookmarks folder for your Twitter bookmarks? I would suggest bookmarking this Twitter Help page for future reference. That way, if something does happen, you won't need to spend time searching for the information you need about muting or blocking; you'll have the information you need right at hand.

You might also want to take a few minutes to read through that information now. Some of it will not really make sense until you've had some experience using Twitter, but it's always good to have a general idea of what your options are for managing the online spaces that you use!

The video, in particular, is really helpful... so, take literally just a minute to watch the video, and then you'll be ready to engage at Twitter with confidence about the options available to you.

NEXT STEP => Okay... you're almost done with this set of Twitter activities. There's just one more thing I want to share with you as part of Stage 2 of the Bootcamp — Going Mobile — and then it will be time to review what you've learned so far!

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