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Interactive video lesson plan for: How to Send a Direct Message on Twitter

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You can use your computer, phone, or other portable device to transmit a message to someone on Twitter without everyone else in the Twitterverse seeing it.

Step 1: Open a Twitter account
Open a Twitter account. You can't send a direct message on Twitter unless you have an account.

Step 2: Get a follower
Get someone to follow your Twitter feed. Tell a friend or family member to follow you, or have a celebrity alias.

You can reply to a tweet sent by someone who doesn't follow you, but you can't send a direct message unless they're following you.

Step 3: Click on the recipient's account
Click on the account of the person to whom you want to send a direct message. You can click their account from their tweet to open a sidebar or you can click on their account in the Followers section of your home sidebar.

Step 4: Click the message button
Click on the Message button beneath the recipient's abbreviated profile in the sidebar. The message window will pop up with a blinking cursor.

Step 5: Type your message
Type your message with the confidence that no one else will see it. Be brief, though -- you still only get 140 characters.

Did You Know?
As of 2010, the National Basketball Association, at 2.1 million, had more twitter followers than any other professional sports league.

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