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  • 600 million search queries per dayTwitter has 105,779,710 registered usersYou could follow people regularly if you were set-up on Twitter. >>> Twitter Set-Up
  • < 140 charactersSynchronous & Asynchronous (part IM, part blog)Broadcast ConversationEveryday conversationsBackchannels (around events, issues)Chats (scheduled and non)
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  • 101
    Ashley Fondren, MS, CHES
    Mississippi State University Extension
    Twitter: @FFFCoP
    Email: anp44@fsnhp.msstate.edu
  • What can Twitter do?
    Image from: http://www.pegasusawards.com/winners0605.htm
  • How do you want to use Twitter?
    Inform clientele…
    Interact with clientele…other professionals
    Correct misinformation
    Promote your programming
    Promote your online content
    Address questions
    What else?
  • TwitterTwitterverse, Twittersphere
    Twitter.com
    ~ 600 million searches per day
  • Microblog
    140 characters
  • Anatomy of a Tweet
    Retweet
    Username
    Hashtag
    Short Url
    Avatar
  • Twitter Conversational Vocabulary
  • Let’s get started…
    Search Twitter…
    If you want to join the conversation, you need to create an account!
    Let’s go to Twitter! http://twitter.com
    Building your Profile…
    Use an email address you check, write an informative bio, link your Twitter account to your website & other social networks
  • OK, I have a Twitter account…why isn’t anyone following me?
    Tweet personality-building “first impression” tweets
    Follow others in your area…
    http://wefollow.com/
    Search keywords and hashtags (#)
    Follow who others follow
    “Who to Follow” on Twitter Toolbar
  • Personalize Your Twitter Experience
    Custom backgrounds
    www.worldsbestbackgrounds.com
    www.twitrbackgrounds.com/
    www.twitrounds.com/
    www.twitbacks.com/
    And many, many more!
  • Perfect Your Twitter Experience
    Mobile Twitter Apps - http://twitter.com/#!/download
  • For Expanded Twitter Needs…
    Multi-user per Account:
    CoTweethttp://cotweet.com/
    Hootsuitehttp://hootsuite.com/
    Scheduling:
    HootSuitehttp://hootsuite.com/
    CoTweethttp://cotweet.com/
    Tweetdeckhttp://www.tweetdeck.com/
    Twitter chat/hashtag management:
    Twubshttp://twubs.com/
    Tweetdeckttp://www.tweetdeck.com/
  • Desktop Clients - Tweetdeck
     http://support.tweetdeck.com/entries/129001-what-s-new-in-tweetdeck-v0-34
  • So, how can you use Twitter?
    Sharing relevant information (even easier with social media “share” buttons)
    Engaging your audience
    Interacting with other experts
    Having conversations around certain topics using hashtags (#)
    Others: _____________________________
  • Hashtags and Chats
    Shown here http://twubs.com/
  • Measurement Tools
    Tweetreach – http://tweetreach.com/
    Klout – http://klout.com/
  • Learn more about Twitter
    eXtension Professional Development: Twitter
    http://about.extension.org/wiki/Recordings_of_eXtension_Professional_Development_Sessions#Twitter
    Taming Twitter: http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/p80633984/
    Twitter in Plain English video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o