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Olli Twitter Class October 2011


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Presentation from Twitter class for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Cincinnati.

Presentation from Twitter class for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Cincinnati.

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  • 1. What’s All the Tweet About? Kathy Rose October 27 , 2011
  • 2. A CB radio for the internet Everybody gets their own channel Anybody can tune into that channelA combination of text messaging, instant messagingand blogging
  • 3. NewsBuild communityLearn
  • 4. Follow – to subscribe to another user’s tweetsFollower – another Twitter user who is following youTweep or Tweeple – one who posts and/or reads tweetsHandle – a user’s usernameTweet – a message posted via Twitter 140 characters or lessTimeline – a real-time list of tweets on Twitter Home timeline – a real-time list of tweets from those that you followChat – a scheduled “conversation” on a common topic
  • 5. “@” – used to call out usernames and link to theirprofile “@username message” – directs a tweet to another user “message @username” – a mention“#” – used to mark keywords or topics in a tweet “#jobs” – generally tweets about job opportunities
  • 6. Navigate to http://twitter.comSelect the yellow button on the right hand side of thepage
  • 7. Twitter will try to make suggestions on topics andpeople to follow I recommend ignoring this by clicking on “Next Step”Once you confirm the email that twitter sent, you areready to begin
  • 8. Click on either of the options under set up your profile This is one of the ways that people will find you
  • 9. This is how people will find you and first see you
  • 10. Who should you follow? Thought leaders in your industry Leaders in your area People who share a common passion Amusing people Real-life friends People who tweet about things that interest you
  • 11. Click on “Who to Follow”
  • 12. Click “Follow” to follow
  • 13. Find people tweeting about Cincinnati entertainment
  • 14. Review suggestions that Twitter makes
  • 15. Search Operators job search = containing both “job” and “search” (default) “happy hour” = containing the exact phrase “happy hour” love or hate = containing either “love” or “hate” (or both) beer –root = containing “beer” but not “root” “happy hour” near:”Cincinnati, OH” – containing the phrase “happy hour” and sent near “Cincinnati, OH” #haiku – marked with the keyword “haiku” @mashable – referencing user “mashable”
  • 16. Online sites that search Twitter profiles “Advanced Search”
  • 17.
  • 18. From websites, blogs and email
  • 19. Useful websites - all phases of government on Twitter - directory of users by category - white & yellow page directory
  • 20. Use search
  • 21. Good way to follow topics of interestNavigate to
  • 22. Timeline Statistics
  • 23. Lists – a way to group your twitter feed
  • 24. Click on “Create a List” in the drop-down boxGive list a name (Mark as “public” or “private”)Click on “following” to add names from list
  • 25. Click on list icon next to personSelect desired list from drop-down boxA person may be in more than one list
  • 26. Filter tweets by clicking on List tab and then selectingdesired list
  • 27. Connect to your audienceAsk questions that invite discussionBe transparent Be yourself Don’t pretendKnow your followers Keep in touch with themHighlight content generated by your followers Retweet
  • 28. Retweet
  • 29. Reply
  • 30. Type your message in the “What’s happening?” box atthe top of the pageHit the Tweet button
  • 31. Take part in Twitter chats #MCChat - Managing Money - Friday 4 – 5 PM EST #Booktweet – Book Discussions - Saturday 12 – 1 PM EST #CruiseChat – Tuesday 2 – 3 PM EST #TogChat – Photography – Wednesday 3 – 4 PM EST #FNIchat – Food Night In – Monday 4 – 6 PM ESTFind chats on Twitter Chats Schedule on Google Docs
  • 32. Tweet Chat – tool to make participation in chats easier
  • 33. Link shortening services
  • 34. Seesmic www.seesmic.comHas both a desktop and web version Tweetdeck www.tweetdeck.comResides on your PC Hootsuite www.hootsuite.comResides on web
  • 35. Navigate to www.hootsuite.comClick “Sign up now” button
  • 36. Fill in account informationClick “Create Account” button at the bottomAdd desired social networks
  • 37. Select Twitter from list of social networksClick “Connect with Twitter” buttonFill in Twitter username and passwordClick “Authorize” button to permit Hootsuite toconnect
  • 38. Tweet Box SearchTabs Streams
  • 39. Home Feed - Tweets of all people that you are followingMentions – Tweets that include @KNRoseDirect Messages – Tweets sent privately to KNRoseSent Tweets – Tweets sent by KNRose
  • 40. Click on “+” in tab sectionType name of tabClick “Add Streams” button
  • 41. Streams are groups of related tweetsCan be created from searches, keywords or Twitter lists
  • 42. Click the “Lists” tabSelect desired list from those presented
  • 43. Click the “Keywords” tab (Words found with “#”)Enter up to three sets of keywords to track
  • 44. Click the “Search” tabEnter criteria in box indicated using search syntax
  • 45. knmrose@roadrunner.comwww.linkedin/in/kathynrose@KNRose