The first step in getting started with Twitter is setting up a user account. Twitter, the 140-character short message method of communication, gives you the ability to network with and talks to hundreds of thousands of other people online. Twitter started out slowly but in recent months has grown madly. Now, it is one of the most used social marketing tools online, not to mention social media device. If you do not have a Twitter account, there has never been a better time to sign up for one. There are some things you need to know to sign up.