i30 Media releases revised and expanded edition of Twitter In 30 Minutes

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Twitter In 30 Minutes (2nd Edition) available in ebook, paperback, and PDF formats

The second edition of Twitter In 30 Minutes really tries to simplify Twitter, and uses lots of examples from the real world

i30 Media announced today that the second edition of "Twitter In 30 Minutes: How to connect with interesting people, write great tweets, and find information that's relevant to you" is now available for sale on Amazon.com, iTunes, and other marketplaces. The revised and expanded edition of the popular Twitter user guide includes a step-by-step introduction to Twitter’s mobile and desktop interfaces as well as new examples of celebrities, businesses and everyday people using Twitter.

According to a recent report by data provider Twopcharts, of the nearly one billion Twitter accounts which have been registered since 2006, more than 400 million have never sent a tweet. Nearly 300 million other accounts have only sent between 1 and 10 tweets. The new edition of Twitter In 30 Minutes aims to make it easier for new users to create a Twitter account, start making connections, and post great tweets.

“Readers of the first edition of Twitter In 30 Minutes really appreciated how I explained hashtags and other Twitter conventions,” Lamont said. “In the new edition of the guide, I added more information about timelines and updated all of the screenshots related to registration, following people, and tweeting.”

As a long-time user of Twitter, Lamont has seen how Twitter has evolved from a text-based service that let people share personal updates to a dynamic network powered by smartphone apps, trending topics, and viral sharing.

“Twitter is a wonderful tool for discovering information and connecting with people, but it’s gotten a lot more complicated,” Lamont said. “The first time a new user logs on, it can be really hard to figure out what’s going on. There are lots of buttons, symbols, and links that don’t make sense if you’ve never used them before. The second edition of Twitter In 30 Minutes really tries to simplify Twitter, and uses lots of examples from the real world.”

Chapter 1 of the guide, “A brief tour of Twitter,” highlights accounts belonging to celebrities, businesses, and ordinary users.

“I picked a small business and several everyday people who I thought use Twitter particularly well,” Lamont explained. “These accounts use Twitter for different purposes, but they all have authentic voices and are really effective at connecting with other users.”

The second edition of Twitter In 30 Minutes also covers the following topics:

  • Step-by-step explanations of how to register a new Twitter account on laptop and desktop computers as well as iPhones, iPads, and Android phones and tablets
  • How to find interesting accounts to follow, from celebrities to people in your neighborhood
  • Best practices for creating great tweets and tweeting photos, using Twitter on the Web or the Twitter app for mobile devices
  • How to leverage hashtags, retweets, and other advanced features
  • Privacy, security, and courtesy on Twitter

Twitter In 30 Minutes (2nd edition) is available as a $9.99 paperback book and as a $6.99 ebook that can be downloaded to the Kindle, the iPad, Nooks, Android tablets, and other devices. The guide also includes a companion website, which covers Twitter basics ranging from “What is Twitter” to “How to disable Twitter notifications.”

To find out more about the guide or to order a copy, visit http://twitter.in30minutes.com


Title: Twitter In 30 Minutes (2nd Edition)
Subtitle: How to connect with interesting people, write great tweets, and find information that's relevant to you
Genre: Computers/Social Media
Author: Ian Lamont
Publisher: i30 Media
Imprint: IN 30 MINUTES Guides
ISBN: 978-1-939924-29-2
Publication date: September 22, 2014
Pages: 102
Retail price: $9.99 (paperback) $6.99 (ebook)
Book website: http://twitter.in30minutes.com


Twitter In 30 Minutes (2nd Edition) is authored by Ian Lamont (http://twitter.com/ilamont), an award-winning business and technology journalist and digital media entrepreneur. He has written for more than a dozen online and print publications and has also served as the managing editor of The Industry Standard. His writing and editorial work has garnered industry awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

Lamont has written several titles in the In 30 Minutes® series, including Dropbox In 30 Minutes, Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes, and Excel Basics In 30 Minutes.

He is a graduate of the Boston University College of Communication and MIT’s Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership.


i30 Media Corporation publishes the popular IN 30 MINUTES® series of guides. Top-selling titles include LinkedIn In 30 Minutes, Dropbox In 30 Minutes (2nd Edition) and Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes. The company is based in the Boston area. For more information about the guides, visit http://in30minutes.com or follow http://twitter.com/in30minutes

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