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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.

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 Taste of Twitter Presentation Transcript

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