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Tech 20 Session 8

  1. 1. The Grass Is Always Greener on the Other Side of the Gates ICEBREAKER In a recent Vogue interview, Melinda Gates confided that she's battled some iPhone envy in her day: "Every now and then I look at my friends and say 'Ooh, I wouldn't mind having that iPhone'." It's just too bad for her that Apple is forbidden fruit in the Gates household. "There are very few things that are on the banned list in our household. But iPods and iPhones are two things we don't get for our kids," said Melinda. Stay strong, Mrs. Gates, we're hearing good things about Windows Mobile 7. 
  2. 2. What’s All This Fuss About Twitter? & If I Have 100 People Following Me, Where Am I Taking Them?
  3. 3. What is Twitter? <ul><li>Twitter is a microblog where people post 140 character statements </li></ul>HUH?!
  4. 4. Or You Could Look at It This Way… Blog Chat Rooms Instant (Text) Message Twitter
  5. 5. Starting on Twitter <ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><li>Create a free account </li></ul><ul><li>Add followers </li></ul><ul><li>Start Tweeting </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Twitter Screen In this box, you type 140-character entries called “Tweets” These are the tweets of people you follow Different actions and menus
  7. 7. Twitter Terms <ul><li>Tweet: a post or status update. Maximum of 140 characters </li></ul><ul><li>Following/Being Followed: Adding other people to your home page or people adding you </li></ul><ul><li>@name : A message that everyone can see but intended to one person </li></ul><ul><li>D name : A message sent to only one person </li></ul><ul><li># : Placed in front of key terms for others to follow </li></ul><ul><li>RT (Re-tweet): Forwarding someone else’s tweet to your own group of followers </li></ul>
  8. 8. Warning <ul><li>Twitter is the wild west </li></ul>The only filter is YOU Avoid the Everyone Page Limit who you follow
  9. 9. Following People Look over the profile and types of entries… Then click the follow button Also check out who they follow
  10. 10. Being Followed <ul><li>Set your account to send you an email whenever a new person is following you </li></ul><ul><li>Check the profiles of any new followers </li></ul><ul><li>If you want to follow back, select the follow button </li></ul><ul><li>If you want to ignore, do nothing </li></ul><ul><li>If you want the person not to see your tweets, select “Block this Person” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Who should I follow? <ul><li>Family and Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Other Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>News Organizations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(CNN, NPR, BBC) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting People </li></ul><ul><li>Famous People </li></ul><ul><li>NOT STUDENTS </li></ul>Some of the Twitterati Barack Obama Al Gore John McCain Britney Spears Demi Moore Stephen Fry Shaquille O’Neal Stephen Colbert John Cleese Dave Matthews
  12. 12. What Is It Used For? <ul><li>Social: Sharing events of the day with friends and family </li></ul><ul><li>News: Informal reporting of events in the area </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing: Giving references to good stuff found on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Searching: Finding out what is being said about a topic </li></ul><ul><li>Networking: Communicating with people with shared interests </li></ul><ul><li>Expressing: Stating opinions and other observations </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion: Companies and individuals use Twitter to promote products and events </li></ul>
  13. 13. What Should I Post? <ul><li>What you are doing…..YAWN </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas and observations OH = Overheard </li></ul><ul><li>Responses to others </li></ul><ul><li>Links to great sites (including your own) </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: All of your postings appear on the public timeline </li></ul>
  14. 14. The “Fail Whale” Twitter over capacity
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