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How to setup your Twitter account

I'm sure you can figure this out on your own...but just in case, here are all the details. :)

Note: they are constantly changing their pages so some directions may not be exact...

Create a Twitter account:

  1. Go to
  2. Click the Sign up now button
  3. ...answer the questions
  4. Create my account
  5. can skip all the See if your friends are on Twitter steps...
  6. You should now be at your Twitter homepage!

Now you need to find and "follow" the King's Schools Robotics Twitter account:

  1. From your Twitter home page, click the Find people link at the top.
  2. In the "Find accounts and follow them" page, click the Find on Twitter tab.
  3. In the "Who are you looking for?" search box, enter KingsRobotics and click the search button.
  4. Click the Follow button (1st of the 3 little buttons to the right).
  5. You are now following me and will get updates everything I "tweet".

Now you need to register your cellphone:

  1. At the side of your Twitter home page should be a What's next? section.
  2. Click the Turn on your mobile phone link.
  3. Enter your cellphone number in the box...
    • including your area code
    • make sure there is a "+1" in the 1st box ... this is the country code for the U.S.
  4. Uncheck the Let others find me by my phone number checkbox option.
  5. Click Save
  6. You will be shown a code on the next page...text that code to 40404.
  7. You now need to wait for Twitter to validate your'll get a text when it is done.

Just two more steps to take!

  1. Active your phone to follow the team twitter account:
    • Text "on" to 40404.
    • Text "follow KingsRobotics" to 40404.
    • ...please note those are two separate text msgs...
  2. Protect your tweets to help prevent random people trying to contact you:
    • Go to your settings page, Account tab and click the Protect my tweets checkbox option.
    • ...doing this should protect you from random people trying to contact you.

You should be good to go! You'll now start to get team information as text messages.