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Olli Twitter Class October 2011
 

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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    Olli Twitter Class October 2011 Olli Twitter Class October 2011 Presentation Transcript

    • What’s All the Tweet About? Kathy Rose October 27 , 2011
    • A CB radio for the internet Everybody gets their own channel Anybody can tune into that channelA combination of text messaging, instant messagingand blogging
    • NewsBuild communityLearn
    • 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
    • “@” – 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
    • Navigate to http://twitter.comSelect the yellow button on the right hand side of thepage
    • 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
    • Click on either of the options under set up your profile This is one of the ways that people will find you
    • This is how people will find you and first see you
    • 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
    • Click on “Who to Follow”
    • Click “Follow” to follow
    • Find people tweeting about Cincinnati entertainment
    • Review suggestions that Twitter makes
    • 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”
    • Online sites that search Twitter profiles http://tweepz.com/Select “Advanced Search”
    • www.twellow.com
    • From websites, blogs and email
    • Useful websites http://govtwit.com/list - all phases of government on Twitter http://justtweetit.com/ - directory of users by category http://www.tweetfind.com/ - white & yellow page directory
    • Use search
    • Good way to follow topics of interestNavigate to http://search.twitter.com
    • Timeline Statistics
    • Lists – a way to group your twitter feed
    • 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
    • Click on list icon next to personSelect desired list from drop-down boxA person may be in more than one list
    • Filter tweets by clicking on List tab and then selectingdesired list
    • 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
    • Retweet
    • Reply
    • Type your message in the “What’s happening?” box atthe top of the pageHit the Tweet button
    • 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 http://bit.ly/qz59gK
    • Tweet Chat – tool to make participation in chats easier http://tweetchat.com/
    • Link shortening services http://bit.ly/ http://tinyurl.com/
    • Seesmic www.seesmic.comHas both a desktop and web version Tweetdeck www.tweetdeck.comResides on your PC Hootsuite www.hootsuite.comResides on web
    • Navigate to www.hootsuite.comClick “Sign up now” button
    • Fill in account informationClick “Create Account” button at the bottomAdd desired social networks
    • Select Twitter from list of social networksClick “Connect with Twitter” buttonFill in Twitter username and passwordClick “Authorize” button to permit Hootsuite toconnect
    • Tweet Box SearchTabs Streams
    • 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
    • Click on “+” in tab sectionType name of tabClick “Add Streams” button
    • Streams are groups of related tweetsCan be created from searches, keywords or Twitter lists
    • Click the “Lists” tabSelect desired list from those presented
    • Click the “Keywords” tab (Words found with “#”)Enter up to three sets of keywords to track
    • Click the “Search” tabEnter criteria in box indicated using search syntax
    • knmrose@roadrunner.comwww.linkedin/in/kathynrose@KNRose