Stop using your mouse like a sucker. Get more out of Facebook and Twitter by learning their keyboard shortcuts. These time-saving gestures can also help you with your time wasting, by turning you into the ultimate Facebook and Twitter ninja. Think about it: what if you could browse your Facebook news feed, like posts and leave comments all without touching your mouse? Or explore your Twitter timeline, mark favorites, leave replies and retweet posts the same way? Keep reading if you want to get the most out of Twitter and Facebook, because I’m going to explain the best keyboard shortcuts for both sites.
Twitter has now been with us for seven years and counting. This was seven years to the day since Jack Dorsey sent out the first tweet in 2006, at a time when the micro-blogging social network was known simply as twttr. What follows are seven reasons why you should be using Twitter. Even if you have so far rejected the social network either out of ignorance or a lack of desire, I urge you to read on and at least consider giving it a go.
Did you know that if you pressed Alt + 1 while browsing Facebook, you’d be brought to your homepage? Alt + 2 brings you to your profile page. Knowing these keyboard shortcuts for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus can save you a tremendous amount of time. And learning them couldn’t be easier with this helpful infograph by Quintly.
Social networks are absolutely everywhere you look online. The likes of Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are built into the very fabric of the Web, being omnipresent even on sites that they have no direct involvement with. Even MakeUseOf – look to the left of this paragraph to see for yourself how far their tentacles reach. Beyond that there are other social networks with more of a niche intention.