Taste of Twitter

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Back by popular demand! The first 30 minutes of this session will cover the basics of using Twitter, while the last hour will be a broad discussion of how we can use Twitter for communication.

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  • Talk about what will talk about , how longAsk: who’s tweeting?
  • refer to Red Sweater Blog post Elements of Twitter Style
  • Trending Topics – always displaySearch & save searches.Useful for topics, locations, namesShow “save this search”The Knight Digital Media Center (in partnership with the USC Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, the Center for Communication Leadership and Public Policy, and the Online Journalism Review) held a special News Entrepreneur Boot Camp from May 16-21, 2010,
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  • Taste of Twitter

    1. 1. A Taste of <br />Stephanie Willen Brown<br />JoMC Librarian <br />swbrown@unc.edu … 919.843.8300 <br />http://www.twitter.com/JoMCParkLib<br />
    2. 2. “Twitter in Plain English”<br />http://www.commoncraft.com/Twitter<br />
    3. 3. You & Twitter<br />Personal account: public or private?<br />Public … (http://twitter.com/JoMCParkLib)<br />Private (no one sees but your followers)<br />Professional account<br />Should be public<br />Blend<br />Be careful: your data will be in the Twitterverseforever<br />Saved by the Library of Congress!<br />
    4. 4. Twitter Conventions<br /><ul><li>@JoMCParkLib @ is a reply from someone else to the jomcparklib account</li></ul>RT @AnnCurry RT means “re-tweeting” a tweet from Ann Curry (user @AnnCurry)<br />#iranelection # is a “hashtag” to note a comment in an ongoing conversation<br />
    5. 5. What Does it Look Like?<br />
    6. 6. Trending … Hashtags<br />
    7. 7. Twitter Lists<br />
    8. 8. Shortening URLs<br />http://tinyurl.com/393zy3b<br />http://bit.ly/cXLDEa<br />http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/06/how-to-save-the-news/8095/<br />
    9. 9. Twitter Applications<br />Tweetie<br />TweetDeck<br />
    10. 10. HootSuite: Schedule Tweets in Advance; Send from Multiple Accounts<br />HootSuite.com<br />
    11. 11. More?<br />All links are on the JoMCParkLib blog at http://jomcparklib.blogspot.com/<br />Presentation on Slideshare at http://www.slideshare.net/JoMCParkLib/<br />

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