Welcome to the TweetDeck Learning Guide, where I’m going to walk you through using TweetDeck and making it work for you.

TweetDeck’s flexibility is incredible. One of its strengths is the ability to use it as the central platform to all your social networking. If you use more than one network, the Accounts Settings is the place to look.

To open the options, look for the wrench button at the top right.

That will bring up the settings window. Select Accounts from the left hand side.

The Account Settings can also be accessed by clicking the Add More Accounts button next to your active account button. It looks like this.

In the center of this screen you see a list of accounts connected with your TweetDeck account. At first, I only had Twitter connected with TweetDeck.

If you click Add New Account, you get the following image below the account list.

Click one of the buttons to add an account. These buttons act a little differently depending on which network you wish to connect to.

Twitter and FourSquare both allow you to log in directly from the TweetDeck user interface. A very simple process of adding your username and password.

Facebook, Google Buzz, LinkedIn and MySpace all pop up asking for permission to connect to a third party application. This is based on the network in question, so you should be familiar with it if you’ve used other third party applications.

With the Set As Default Button, you can choose any of your social network accounts as your primary account, what this does is change which accounts options you get first in many of the settings, like when you add columns.

Remove Account is a self-explanatory button. Choose the account you don’t want to use with TweetDeck anymore and hit Remove Account.

That’s all the Account settings, go back to the Settings list to find the other sections!