SMUGHow I Learned to Stop Worrying and           Love Twitter           Feb 2, 2012
What is Twitter?• Social Networking in 140 characters or less  “aka microblogging”• 300 million users as of late 2011.• 30...
So what’s the point?• Learning                 • Disseminating news• Engaging with your       • Building relationships  pe...
It’s not without Pratfalls
Pratfalls
Ways to Tweet• Twitter.com• A variety of apps for phone, tablet, and  computer:Tweetdeck, Twirl, Seesmic, Twitterberry,  T...
Some Thoughts on Censorship• Twitter said it would “reactively withhold content from  users in a specific country -- while...
Build a Network*• It’s only as good or as useful as the  network you build•   Start following people with similar interest...
But I don’t have anything   interesting to say!!!OF COURSEYOU DO!!!!
What should I be tweeting?•   Depends on your account personal or dept.•   News•   Links to topical articles for your fiel...
A supplement to your courses• Changes your dynamic in your class• Create a course hashtagie, #ECON432• Post a question abo...
Ways to Maximize your Tweeting•   Use #hashtags. #brockport or #ROC•   www.brockport.edu/q or other link shortener•   Retw...
SPAM• Direct Message Spam “Check out this  picture, I think it’s you!”
Finding a balance• Don’t overdo it  – Don’t post every thought  – Don’t spam• Don’t underdo it  – Don’t ignore the account...
Brockport on Twitter•   @brockportnews•   @brockport•   @ellswortheagle•   @bsgbuzz•   More at www.brockport.edu/connect
Questions???• @dtyler321
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Twitter

  1. 1. SMUGHow I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Twitter Feb 2, 2012
  2. 2. What is Twitter?• Social Networking in 140 characters or less “aka microblogging”• 300 million users as of late 2011.• 300 million “Tweets” and 1.6 billion searches per day• At its best, it’s a two-way conversation
  3. 3. So what’s the point?• Learning • Disseminating news• Engaging with your • Building relationships peers, students, with colleagues, the audiences media, others Knowing What This Guy is Doing at Any Given Moment! Okay….not really. But he deserves some credit.
  4. 4. It’s not without Pratfalls
  5. 5. Pratfalls
  6. 6. Ways to Tweet• Twitter.com• A variety of apps for phone, tablet, and computer:Tweetdeck, Twirl, Seesmic, Twitterberry, Twitdroid, Twitterfon, Hootsuite and Twitter’s own mobile apps• Texting from your phone• Do not sync your social media accounts!!!!
  7. 7. Some Thoughts on Censorship• Twitter said it would “reactively withhold content from users in a specific country -- while keeping it available in the rest of the world.”• What exactly does that mean? Good Question• What does it mean for Higher Ed? We’ll have to watch for implications for International Students/Faculty/Programs
  8. 8. Build a Network*• It’s only as good or as useful as the network you build• Start following people with similar interests• Converse with them• See who they follow• Keep doing it *Ideas from @rachelreuben
  9. 9. But I don’t have anything interesting to say!!!OF COURSEYOU DO!!!!
  10. 10. What should I be tweeting?• Depends on your account personal or dept.• News• Links to topical articles for your field• Interesting books you’re reading• A conference you’re going to• Live tweet an event/game/lecture/conference• Hold a Twitter Town Hall? Twitter Office Hours?
  11. 11. A supplement to your courses• Changes your dynamic in your class• Create a course hashtagie, #ECON432• Post a question about class reading, encourage discussion, post a link that relates to classwork• Answer Student Questions
  12. 12. Ways to Maximize your Tweeting• Use #hashtags. #brockport or #ROC• www.brockport.edu/q or other link shortener• Retweet others if you like what you see: RT• Hold a contest: we gave away mugs.• Create and follow lists. – @brockportnews/campus-twitterers
  13. 13. SPAM• Direct Message Spam “Check out this picture, I think it’s you!”
  14. 14. Finding a balance• Don’t overdo it – Don’t post every thought – Don’t spam• Don’t underdo it – Don’t ignore the account – Answer any inquiries in a timely fashion• Engage, Interact, Explore• Take a breath before you Tweet.
  15. 15. Brockport on Twitter• @brockportnews• @brockport• @ellswortheagle• @bsgbuzz• More at www.brockport.edu/connect
  16. 16. Questions???• @dtyler321

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