Twitter Technical Training - St. Edward's University Instructional Technology

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This is the slide deck for the Twitter workshop taught at St. Edward's University by Megan Ura, Computer Training Coordinator. Sponsored by Instructional Technology.

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Twitter Technical Training - St. Edward's University Instructional Technology

  1. 1. Twitter 101How does it work? What’s New? Presented by: @Megan_Ura St. Edward’s University Instructional Technology Training
  2. 2. Post short updates using 140 characters or less. Give and receive information in real-time. Microblog = text messaging + blogging
  3. 3. Signing Up:1. Register for an account.2. Edit your Settings. Best Practices: • Pick a good username, keep it short • Fill out your bio • Provide a homepage URL and picture/photo.
  4. 4. “Tweeting”1. Click the “Compose a New Tweet” icon.2. Type your message in the field.3. Add a photo, or your location (optional).4. Click “Tweet”. Easy!
  5. 5. Following & Getting Followed 1. Click on the tab. 2. “Who to Follow” or type a topic in the Search box (ex: “St. Edward’s University”) 3. On their Profile page, click the button under their profile picture. 4. Their tweets will appear in order on your Home screen.
  6. 6. Interacting with Others1. @replies/mentions: public Tweets directed at you or that mention you – “@username”1. Direct Message: privately-sent “d username” • You must both be following in each other.
  7. 7. Favoritesa place to save tweets you’d like to keep – Quotable quotes – Valuable links – Positive things about you – Good for online rep management
  8. 8. Retweeting share interesting tweets from othersManual Retweet: If you’d like to comment1. Copy and paste the original tweet.2. To give credit to the original person, put “RT” plus the originator’s username at the beginning of the tweet.Auto Retweet: republish exactly as it appears.
  9. 9. Hashtags• Community-driven “Tagging” convention• Add additional context to your tweets.• Prefix a word with a hash symbol: #globsoc.
  10. 10. URL Shortening• URL shortening services share links while conserving character space.• Twitter.com and third-party apps all feature link shortening. • Twitter apps • Bit.ly • Goo.gl
  11. 11. Sharing and Viewing Photos• Attach photos to a tweet• Take a photo, or upload one from phone/computer• Popular third party services: TwitPic, Yfrog, InstagramView photos without leaving Twitter or yourTwitter phone app.
  12. 12. Twitter Lists the long awaited “groups” feature• organize people into themed groups – Even if you aren’t Following them – Follow other people’s lists• limited to 500 people, max of 20 lists• See who has added you to a list
  13. 13. Saving Searches• Max 25 saved searches per account.• View your saved searches by clicking in the search bar.
  14. 14. Why people wouldn’t Follow you:• No avatar, bio information.• Disproportionate followers/following/tweet stats.• Claiming to be someone you’re not.• Constant shameless self-promotion.• Fighting, drama, inappropriate language.• Never engaging with other users.
  15. 15. Best Practices• Be yourself.• Provide value (like a blogger). – interesting, surprising, funny, useful• Update Frequently.• Interaction. – balance tweets, responses, re-tweets.• Don’t Spam. – inane messaging, unrelated info• Integrate with other social/educational efforts.
  16. 16. Mobile Twitter Clients the best way to get the most out of TwitterSend and receive tweets on phone, browser or desktop.Official clients available at twitter.com/download
  17. 17. Where to go from here?• Start following people/orgs! – Follow other SEU accounts• Practice tweeting, replying, etc.• Study up, get questions answered: – support.twitter.com
  18. 18. Need Help? Megan UraIT Training Coordinatormegang@stedwards.edu 512-448-8554 @Megan_Ura

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