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What the heck is Twitter and why should I care?
What the heck is Twitter and why should I care?
What the heck is Twitter and why should I care?
What the heck is Twitter and why should I care?
What the heck is Twitter and why should I care?
What the heck is Twitter and why should I care?
What the heck is Twitter and why should I care?
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What the heck is Twitter and why should I care?

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An introduction to twitter.com.

An introduction to twitter.com.

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  • If you do want to know more about Twitter:

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  • @guest3886e5 This sort of noise indicates that your network on Twitter was not appropriate to your needs. Try building a small, focussed network which add value to what you already know. Maybe to start out, limit it to people you already know in some capacity. Noise comes from random strangers who are not well connected to you.
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  • I walked the walk and decided that twitter was adding a lot of noise that was not of any benefit to me. The twitter updates I got tended to be unrelated private comments to other people than myself using the @personname convention. Frankly - if it's got nothing to do with me - why should I care about reading 1/2 of a conversation that is really just between two other people. My best comparison is that it's like being at a party and listening to everyone in the room have a discussion with someone else on a cell phone, or watching 1/2 of an instant messaging or texting session. Just not useful or relevant.
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  • great slideshow-thanks a lot sarah
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  • Thanks for this concise show. I have yet to embrace Twitter. It is blocked for education users.
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  • Dr Alan J. Cann, Department of Biology, Adrian Building, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK.
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    • 1. What the heck is Twitter and why should I care? twitter.com/ajcann
    • 2. What is Twitter? An online common room - a mixture of banter, socializing and practical advice. Answer the question: What are you doing? 140 characters or less, e.g: Anyone read the new Jeffrey Archer? Snowing here now http://tinyurl.com/yorlxm planned walk cancelled. Traffic on M6 stopped, exit at junction 10 http://tinyurl.com/23wrkb
    • 3. twitter.com
    • 4. I will follow you, will follow me
      • Your Twitter network consists of the people you follow and the people who follow you.
      • Who should I follow?
      • Friends of friends (FOAF)
      • Observe
      • Search terms
    • 5. Manage your network
      • Twitter is only as smart as your network:
      • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small-world_network
    • 6. Why should I bother?
      • Anyone want to go for a beer?
      • I need a protocol for RNAi in neurons.
      • Looking for a PhD in Manchester - any offers?
      • Post-doctoral job in Leicester working on Arabidopsis http://tinyurl.com/32xl9v
    • 7. Twitiquette or How to be a good Twittizen
      • Update your status regularly - how often is up to you.
      • Don't flood Twitter - set yourself a maximum posting frequency and exercise some restraint.
      • Discretion: Some things are better left unsaid.
    • 8. Beyond Twitter
      • Many applications are building on the runaway success of Twitter:
        • TwitterScan
        • TwitterLocal
        • Quotably
        • Hashtags.org
        • TwitterFeed
    • 9. I don’t get it…
      • You’re not alone…
      • Web 2.0 is immersive - walk the walk.
      • Give it a try…
    • 10.
      • microbiologybytes.com/AJC
      • This talk is on Slideshare:
      • slideshare.net/AJCann
      • Please comment:
      • twitter.com/AJCann

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