One of the reasons I use Twitter is to gather bits of information during the course of the day. I might see a new post or a link to something interesting on the web. Yesterday I saw several tweets from Darren Rowse of ProBlogger fame, which piqued my interest. The tweets were links to articles about using the background picture on Twitter to create an extended profile – an opportunity to display a bigger or different picture of yourself, display links to other social networking sites and related websites.
Techie Buzz has a “How To” article that I used to create my own version of an extended profile. I downloaded and used Paint.net to create the background image as recommended by Keith Dsouza. The program has a lot of the same features as Adobe Photoshop but is free. That tip alone was worth it.
For examples of extended Twitter profiles see:
- Techie Buzz: Give A Personalized Touch to Your Twitter Page [How To]
- Twitterbacks – Free Twitter Backgrounds, Help Yourself!