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Hashtags, Retweets, and 140Characters:Finding Meaning in Twitter  Nell Eckersley
Agenda• What is Twitter?• Basics of Twitter   o   Hashtags   o   Retweets   o   Shortening Links for Tweets (and other pur...
Why Incorporate Social Media?• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyZRS0Bn  pAI&feature=youtu.be                  #COABE13    ...
https://twitter.com/        #COABE13       4
What Can You Say in 140 Characters?               #COABE13               5
Retweeting• RT @Username          #COABE13   6
Tagging  #COABE13   7
HashTags#EdTech          #EdChat#AdultEd         #TechPD#TwEd            #SoMeEd            #COABE13         8
Anatomy of a Good Tweet          #COABE13        9
Shortened URLS• http://ipadeducators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/preparing  -your-school-for-an (73 characters)• Bit.ly/3FjhpX...
Shortening LinksYou can use https://bitly.com/ to shorten URL’s without creating an account                     #COABE13  ...
Customizing Your Shortened URLBut if you create an account on BitLy.com, you can  customize your shortened URLSGo from htt...
AnalyticsWith an account you can also track how many times the URL you created has been clicked.                      #COA...
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      ...
Finding People to Follow• Twitter Directories like  http://WeFollow.com• Search hashtags and words #AdultEd• See who follo...
Search Twitter• Search on http://Twitter.com for people,  keywords or hashtags• Search on http://Search.Twitter.com for  k...
Organizing Your Twitter•   Lists•   Hootcourse•   Mentions•   Interactions•   Replies                   #COABE13        17
Sending and Receiving Tweets• Twitter.com• SMS Texts via your cell phone• Applications on computers & smart phones  o Twee...
Twitter Chats• How do we keep  up with  important  education  Twitter  discussions?• #EdChat Wiki• #AEChat                ...
http://twtpoll.com/aechat          #COABE13          20
Advanced uses of Twitter• Tweetdeck• Follow Conferences even when you cannot attend  (Paper.Li, TweetChat)• Tweet Reach• U...
http://www.tweetdeck.com/          #COABE13          22
http://tweetchat.com/        #COABE13        23
Twitter Backchannel       #COABE13       24
Twitter & Metacognition• Metacognition   o   The practice of thinking about and reflecting on your learning   o   Increase...
COABE 2012 Paper.Li        #COABE13      26
http://archivist.visitmix.com            #COABE13            27
Twitter Town Hall at COABE12            #COABE13           28
http://tweetreach.com        #COABE13        29
http://HistoricalTweets.com•   http://historicaltweets.com/2008/12/04/lincoln-asks-twitter-followers-for-    speechwriting...
http://twtpoll.com       #COABE13      31
http://packrati.us/       #COABE13       32
http://wiffiti.com       #COABE13      33
http://twitpic.com       #COABE13      34
https://support.twitter.com/articles/64986-how-to-report-spam-on-twitter#                                         #COABE13...
What to Do Right Now?• Create a Twitter account on twitter.com• Follow three people  o @LACNYCnell or @FlaTechGirl  o Sear...
What to Do in the Next Few Weeks• Spend 15 minutes on Twitter every morning  o reading  o retweeting  o following new peop...
Nell Eckersley• @LACNYCNell• NellE@LACNYC.org• http://www.scoop.it/t/twitter-in-adult-education• http://lincs.ed.gov/mailm...
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    1. 1. Hashtags, Retweets, and 140Characters:Finding Meaning in Twitter Nell Eckersley
    2. 2. 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• Advanced Uses of Twitter o Tweetdeck o Follow Conferences even when you cannot attend (Paper.Li, TweetChat) o TweetReach o Use with students #COABE13 2
    3. 3. Why Incorporate Social Media?• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyZRS0Bn pAI&feature=youtu.be #COABE13 3
    4. 4. https://twitter.com/ #COABE13 4
    5. 5. What Can You Say in 140 Characters? #COABE13 5
    6. 6. Retweeting• RT @Username #COABE13 6
    7. 7. Tagging #COABE13 7
    8. 8. HashTags#EdTech #EdChat#AdultEd #TechPD#TwEd #SoMeEd #COABE13 8
    9. 9. Anatomy of a Good Tweet #COABE13 9
    10. 10. Shortened URLS• http://ipadeducators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/preparing -your-school-for-an (73 characters)• Bit.ly/3FjhpX (13 characters) #COABE13 10
    11. 11. Shortening LinksYou can use https://bitly.com/ to shorten URL’s without creating an account #COABE13 11
    12. 12. Customizing Your Shortened URLBut if you create an account on BitLy.com, you can customize your shortened URLSGo from http://bit.ly/vJrH91 to http://bit.ly/wiggiotips #COABE13 12
    13. 13. AnalyticsWith an account you can also track how many times the URL you created has been clicked. #COABE13 13
    14. 14. 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 #COABE13 14
    15. 15. Finding People to Follow• Twitter Directories like http://WeFollow.com• Search hashtags and words #AdultEd• See who follows people you follow• http://Twibes.com• http://Listorious.com• http://Archivist.visitmix.com #COABE13 15
    16. 16. Search Twitter• Search on http://Twitter.com for people, keywords or hashtags• Search on http://Search.Twitter.com for keywords or hashtags even if you don’t have a Twitter account• Track hashtags and tweet from http://tweetchat.com/ #COABE13 16
    17. 17. Organizing Your Twitter• Lists• Hootcourse• Mentions• Interactions• Replies #COABE13 17
    18. 18. Sending and Receiving Tweets• Twitter.com• SMS Texts via your cell phone• Applications on computers & smart phones o Tweetdeck o HootSuite o Seesmic #COABE13 18
    19. 19. Twitter Chats• How do we keep up with important education Twitter discussions?• #EdChat Wiki• #AEChat #COABE13 19
    20. 20. http://twtpoll.com/aechat #COABE13 20
    21. 21. Advanced uses of Twitter• Tweetdeck• Follow Conferences even when you cannot attend (Paper.Li, TweetChat)• Tweet Reach• Use with students #COABE13 21
    22. 22. http://www.tweetdeck.com/ #COABE13 22
    23. 23. http://tweetchat.com/ #COABE13 23
    24. 24. Twitter Backchannel #COABE13 24
    25. 25. Twitter & Metacognition• Metacognition o The practice of thinking about and reflecting on your learning o Increases comprehension and retention• Twitter can be a viable platform for metacognition o Forces users to be brief and to the point-an important skill in thinking clearly and communicating effectively o Can provide a simple way for attendees at a conference to share thoughts about particular sessions and activities with others at the event and those unable to attend. #COABE13 25
    26. 26. COABE 2012 Paper.Li #COABE13 26
    27. 27. http://archivist.visitmix.com #COABE13 27
    28. 28. Twitter Town Hall at COABE12 #COABE13 28
    29. 29. http://tweetreach.com #COABE13 29
    30. 30. http://HistoricalTweets.com• http://historicaltweets.com/2008/12/04/lincoln-asks-twitter-followers-for- speechwriting-help/ #COABE13 30
    31. 31. http://twtpoll.com #COABE13 31
    32. 32. http://packrati.us/ #COABE13 32
    33. 33. http://wiffiti.com #COABE13 33
    34. 34. http://twitpic.com #COABE13 34
    35. 35. https://support.twitter.com/articles/64986-how-to-report-spam-on-twitter# #COABE13 35
    36. 36. What to Do Right Now?• Create a Twitter account on twitter.com• Follow three people o @LACNYCnell or @FlaTechGirl o Search for people using #AdultEd o Search for your favorite hobby, writer, singer, actor• Retweet one tweet and create one of your own tweets. Remember to use hashtags #COABE13 36
    37. 37. What to Do in the Next Few Weeks• Spend 15 minutes on Twitter every morning o reading o retweeting o following new people• Try TweetDeck or receiving tweets as sms text messages #COABE13 37
    38. 38. Nell Eckersley• @LACNYCNell• NellE@LACNYC.org• http://www.scoop.it/t/twitter-in-adult-education• http://lincs.ed.gov/mailman/listinfo/technology #COABE13 38
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