What's all the Tweeting About?

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Lunch and Learn on Twitter basics 8.23.2012

Lunch and Learn on Twitter basics 8.23.2012

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  • It’s a way to discover real time news on subjects you care about.
  • How is it useful? Discover news or follow events as they’re happening- Twitter estimates there were 150 million tweets about the Olympics. After Jamaica won the 200 meter sprint. 80,000 tweets per minute
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  • Learn more about topics that are important to you
  • Get the inside scoop
  • How to find people, subjects, brands to follow
  • Useful for following events-such as sporting and television events, posting to more than one account at the same time and scheduling tweets. Link shortener


  • 1. What’s all the Tweeting about?
  • 2. What is Twitter?Twitter is an information network made up of 140-character messages called Tweets
  • 3. London 2012150 Million Tweets
  • 4. Inspire
  • 5. Inform
  • 6. Educate
  • 7. Entertain
  • 8. Using Twitter on Mobile/iPad
  • 9. Using Twitter on the Web Profile Page
  • 10. Home Page
  • 11. Follow Your Interests• # Discover –Search by stories, activity, Twitter suggestions, email contact list, categories –On your favorite websites –Find Catholics at TweetCatholic.com and #cathmedia
  • 12. Recognize Bots and Spammers Never follow someone who is an egg head unless you know them.Never follow someone who has 0 followers and / or has tweeted 0 timesNever follow someone who replied to one of your tweets with a link:
  • 13. Listen and Learn the Language• RT-re-tweet• #hashtag• D bishopburbige• @bishopburbidge• #FF Follow Friday
  • 14. Share from Websites
  • 15. Your Tweets• Tweet links of interest to you• Be relevant to your followers• RT other people’s Tweets• @reply speaking directly to someone• .@reply someone but followers can see• Tweet images and video
  • 16. Tweet NOT
  • 17. Twitter Etiquette• Tweet as if at a cocktail party• Respond to others, be social• Give credit where credit is due• Don’t be Debbie Downer• Use proper English and punctuation• Don’t use Auto DM or auto follow tools• Use common sense• Tweet about things other than yourself• Stick to 140 or fewer characters• Limit exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 18. Third Party Applications• HootSuite www.hootsuite.com• Tweet Deck www.tweetdeck.com• Seesmic https://seesmic.com/• Tweet Chat http://tweetchat.com/