Follow Marklund on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, & YouTube–It’s Easy
Following are tips on how to create your own pages on various Social Media platforms, like Facebook Twitter, Instagram, and Linked In.
If you need further assistance, please contact Dawn Lassiter-Brueske, Director of Marketing & Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creating Your New Account
If you don’t have a Facebook account, you can sign up for one in a few steps:
1. Go to www.facebook.com.
2. If you see the signup form, fill out your name, email address or phone number, password, birthday and gender.
3. If you don’t see the form, click Sign Up, then fill out the form.
4. Click Sign Up.
5. Once you sign up, you’ll need to confirm your email address or phone number. Facebook will send you either an email or a text message to help you confirm your account.
6. Once it is confirmed, you can go back to your page and start filling in Profile information, as much or as little as you want.
Creating an Account & Username
Instagram is a mobile app that you can download on iOS and Android phones and tablets as well as Windows Phone 8 and later. You must create your account using the Instagram mobile app, not a computer. After you’ve downloaded the app and created an account, you can then view Instagram from a computer.
To start using Instagram:
Download the Instagram app for iOS from the App Store, Android from Google Play Store or Windows Phone from the Windows Phone Store.
Once the app is installed, tap to open it.
Tap Sign Up, then enter your email address and tap Next or tap Log In with Facebook to sign up with your Facebook account.
If you register with email, create a username and password, fill out your profile info and then tap Done. If you register with Facebook, you’ll be prompted to log into your Facebook account if you’re currently logged out.
To create an account on the web:
1. Go to http://twitter.com and find the sign up box, or go directly to https://twitter.com/signup.
2. Enter your full name, phone number, and a password.
3. Click Sign up for Twitter.
4. In order to verify your phone number, Twitter will send you a text message with a code. Enter the verification code in the box provided.
5. Once you’ve clicked Sign up for Twitter, you can select a username (usernames are unique identifiers on Twitter) — type your own or choose one Twitter has suggested. Twitter will tell you if the username you want is available. (*See further explanation below)
6. Double-check your name, phone number, password, and username.
7. Click Create my account.
8. Please inform Dawn Lassiter-Brueske of your username so the Marketing team can give you credit for following Marklund’s Twitter page!
You may be asked to complete a Captcha form (the kind that asks you to type the numbers or letters that you see in a box or photo), to let Twitter know that you’re human and not spam.
*Tips for picking a username:
Your username is the name your followers use when sending @replies, mentions, and direct messages.
It will also form the URL of your Twitter profile page. We’ll provide a few available suggestions when you sign up, but feel free to choose your own.
Please note: You can change your username in your account settings at any time, as long as the new username is not already in use.
Usernames must be fewer than 15 characters in length and cannot contain “admin” or “Twitter”, in order to avoid brand confusion.
LinkedIn is a social networking site used for professional purposes. You can use it to connect to your existing professional network as well as expand your network to your secondary and outer connections through those you already know. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that other social networking sites have, but it really works to serve its core purpose. Once you create your own LinkedIn account, you can begin to expand your professional horizons.
Steps to Create an account:
1. Go to LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com. Sign up by entering your name, email and a password in the “Join LinkedIn Today” box on the right of the screen.
2. Confirm your account through your email address. Once you’ve done this, sign in and get started.
3. Edit your profile. Editing and updating your profile is quick and easy, so there’s absolutely no need for advanced technical know-how. Enter you sub-heading, area and industry underneath your name, and add a profile picture of yourself.
4. Edit your qualifications. Add your current and past employment as well as your education. Be sure to include descriptions of your past jobs and degrees earned––this way, people will be able to more clearly see your experiences and know what to contact you for. LinkedIn can also tailor job suggestions to send you if you’ve provided adequate details. Keep your details short, sweet, and informative.
5. Add a Summary. This is a chance to write a more in-depth paragraph to give people an idea of where you stand now in your career, what your strengths are, where you want to go and what you have to offer. Although it’s a summary, it can take some time to write a good one, so don’t be afraid to edit it ruthlessly until it reads well.
6. Add Specialties. This is located directly below. It acts as an extension of the Summary section but in short form. You can list specific skills and areas of expertise.
a. Choose wisely––other members of LinkedIn can endorse you for these specialties, so avoid choosing something people don’t have any clue you’re capable of doing!
7. Add Connections. You can have LinkedIn search through your email address book to find people you know. You can also search by a person’s name, job title or company.
8. Add Websites. Link in your company’s website, your own personal site, your blog, and/or your Twitter account. This will allow visitors to your page to see different aspects of your professional self. ***Be cautious of linking in your Facebook page if you have questionable photos of yourself, or to your Twitter account, depending on the language of your tweets.
9. Get Recommendations. If you’re trying to find a job through LinkedIn, it is suggested that you have at least three professional recommendations. Ask your former bosses or colleagues. Return the favor and recommend others as well.