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    • Hashtags, Retweets,and 140 Characters:Finding Meaning inTwitter - Part 1 August 29, 2012
    • Agenda• What is Twitter?• Basics of Twitter o Hashtags o Retweets o Shortening Links for Tweets (and other purposes) o How to find people to follow o How to get people to follow you• Twitter as a Personal Learning Network o Keep up on newest research, happenings and training events o Find peers o Follow Conferences even when you cannot attend 2
    • Twitter.com 3
    • What Can You Say in 140 Characters? 4
    • Retweeting• RT @Username 5
    • HashTags#DigLit #GED2014#AdultEd # GED 6
    • Hashtags vs Mentions• Hashtags have # in front of them (no spaces allowed)• Hashtags are like signposts to content• Mentions start with @ followed by a person or organization’s twitter name (no spaces allowed)• Mentions help connect people who tweet (tweeple?)• Mentions are like sign posts to other people who tweet• So mention the LAC using @theLACNYC and hashtag topics like #GED and #AdultEd 7
    • Anatomy of a Good Tweet 8
    • Shortened URLS• http://ipadeducators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/preparing -your-school-for-an (73 characters)• Bit.ly/3FjhpX (13 characters)
    • Shortening Links for Your TweetsYou can use BitLy to shorten URL’s without creating an account.https://bitly.com/ 10
    • QR CodeAnd with or without an account you can make any of the shortened URLS into a QR Code by adding .qr at the end 11
    • Finding People to Follow• In Twitter.com search hashtags and words #AdultEd• See who experts follow• Look for Twitter links on websites you like 12
    • Sending and Receiving Tweets• Twitter.com• Texts via your cell phone• Applications on computers & smart phones o Tweetdeck o HootSuite o Seesmic 13
    • Before You Join Twitter• Come up with possible Twitter names o Have options incase your first choice is taken o Short is better• Develop a list of five people/places to follow• Have a picture to upload as your avatar 14
    • Once you Join• Follow at least five people o @theLACNYC, @LACNYCNell, @TonyLAC2, @VenuThelakkat for example o Search for people using #AdultEd o Search for your favorite hobby, writer, singer, actor, comic, political figure, tv show, magazine, organization• Retweet one tweet and create one of your own tweets. Remember to use hashtags 15
    • What to Do in the Next Few Weeks• Spend 15 minutes on Twitter every morning (or some other time) o reading Tweets o retweeting o following new people• Try TweetDeck or receiving tweets as sms text messages on your cellphone 16
    • Comedy• https://twitter.com/PlioceneBloke• https://twitter.com/DothTheDoth• https://twitter.com/FakeMTAUseful Tips• https://twitter.com/nycgov• https://twitter.com/MTAInsider• https://twitter.com/NY1noticias 17
    • TweetDeck 18