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From "Lightning Strikes Thrice" Jan 20, 2011 (http://www.stc-carolina.org/Lightning+Strikes+Thrice). Peggy Harvey of the Carolina Chapter will describe how she used Twitter as a tech comm graduate …

From "Lightning Strikes Thrice" Jan 20, 2011 (http://www.stc-carolina.org/Lightning+Strikes+Thrice). Peggy Harvey of the Carolina Chapter will describe how she used Twitter as a tech comm graduate student to expand her horizons and become part of the tech comm community.

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  • 1. Using Twitter to Achieve Tech Comm Fame and Fortune
    Peggy Harvey
    STC Carolina Chapter
  • 2. My History with Social Media
    Avoided it like the plague
    Started a personal blog in June, 2009
    Took the class “Social Media in Public Relations” in Fall, 2009
    Now use Twitter and have a personal-professional bloghttp://connectingtocontent.com/
    Still won’t touch Facebook
  • 3. Getting Started with Twitter
    Go to http://twitter.com and sign up
    Build your Twitter community
    Follow people you know
    See who they’re following and follow them
  • 4. Getting Involved with the Community
    Followed RJ Jacquez (@rjacquez)
    Participated in his eSeminar Twitter 101 for Technical Communicatorshttp://rjacquez.com/twitter_for_technical_communic/
    Asked RJ a question about screenshots
  • 5. Getting Involved (continued)
    Tweeted about a presentation I did for class that talked about Adobe Community Help
    RJ commented on and retweeted my tweets
    Got to know RJ through Twitter
    RJ asked me to do an interview on Adobe Community Help for his blog
    For a while the interview was Google’s #2 search result on my namehttp://rjacquez.com/interview-with-peggy-harvey-the-future-of-documentation-adobe-community-help/
  • 6. Twitter and the STC Summit
    Twitter reigned at the 2010 STC Summit in Dallas
    Tweeting during sessions
    Twitter was used to connect with people on-site
    A large screen displayed all tweets on the #stc10 hastag
    Found out I won an iPad from WebWorks via Twitter
  • 7. Twitter Tips
    Do:
    Create a short username
    Good: @arh (Alan Houser)
    Bad: @PMJaniszewski (Peter Janiszewski)
    Include a profile picture and bio
    Listen before you jump in
    Learn the terminology: @, DM, RT, URL shortening, etc.
    Jump in!
    Be courteous
    Be patient
    Use Twitter as part of a broader networking strategy
  • 8. Twitter Tips (continued)
    Don’t
    Make Twitter a monologue
    Block your tweets
    Use profanity
    Put down your employer
    Tweet anything you wouldn’t want to see on the front page of a newspaper
    Tweet useless information (unless that’s the image you want to portray)
  • 9. Tweetdeck
    http://www.tweetdeck.com/