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Nell Eckersley
USING TWITTER
AT CONFERENCES
& AS A PLN
VAILL | Workshop Block 5 | Thursday, July 11 | 1:30-3:00 PM
http://wiffiti.locamoda.com/
2#VAILL
Agenda
• Introductions
• What is Twitter?
• Retweets
• The Power of the Hashtag
• Interactions and Mentions
• Shortening L...
LINCS Community
4
https://community.lincs.ed.gov/group/technology-and-learning
5
https://twitter.com/
#VAILL
What Can You Say in 140 Characters?
6#VAILL
Retweets
•RT @Username
7#VAILL
The Power of the Hashtag
• #EdTech
• #AdultEd
• #VAILL
8#VAILL
9
Hashtags
• Make the content of your
Tweet easier to find for
other people interested in
the same topic
#VAILL
10
Hashtags
• Used as a rhetorical device
#VAILL
11
Hashtags
• Are not case
sensitive, but using
uppercase and lowercase
letters can make them
easier to read
#VAILL
12
Hashtags
• Anyone can make up a
hashtag, but for it to
be useful as a search
term, others have to
use it for the same
c...
13
Interactions and Mentions
#VAILL
Anatomy of a Good Tweet
14#VAILL
Shortened URLS
• http://ipadeducators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/preparing-your-
school-for-an (73 characters)
• http://bit.l...
Shortening Links for your Tweets
16
You can use BitLy to shorten URL’s without creating an account
#VAILL
Customizing Your Shortened URL
But if you create an account on BitLy.com, you can customize your
shortened URLS
Go from ht...
Analytics
With an account
you can also
track how
many times the
URL you
created has
been clicked.
18#VAILL
QR Code
And with or without an
account, you can make any of
the shortened URLS into a QR
Code by adding .qr at the end
19#...
Finding People to Follow
• Most websites have a Twitter follow button
• Search hashtags and words #AdultEd #VAILL
• When y...
Search Twitter
• Search on http://Twitter.com for people, keywords or hashtags
• Search on http://Search.Twitter.com for k...
#VAILL 22
Helping People to Find and Follow You
• Use recognized hashtags (like the conference hashtag)
• Tweet useful con...
http://tweetchat.com/
23#VAILL
http://paper.li/
24http://paper.li/LACNYCnell/1320940472#VAILL
http://twtpoll.com
25#VAILL
http://twitpic.com
26#VAILL
27https://support.twitter.com/articles/64986-how-to-report-spam-on-twitter##VAILL
What to Do Right Now?
• Find five people to follow:
@LACNYCnell, @NCLAdvocacy, @LINCS_ED for example
• Search for people u...
What to Do in the Next Few Weeks
• Spend 15 minutes on Twitter every (morning)
• reading
• retweeting
• following new peop...
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Nell Eckersley
•Twitter: @LACNYCNell
•Email: NellE@LACNYC.org
•http://www.scoop.it/t/twitter-in-adult-education
#VAILL
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    1. 1. Nell Eckersley USING TWITTER AT CONFERENCES & AS A PLN VAILL | Workshop Block 5 | Thursday, July 11 | 1:30-3:00 PM
    2. 2. http://wiffiti.locamoda.com/ 2#VAILL
    3. 3. Agenda • Introductions • What is Twitter? • Retweets • The Power of the Hashtag • Interactions and Mentions • Shortening Links for Tweets (and other purposes) • Twitter at Conferences: How to find people to follow & how to get people to follow you • Helpful tools • TweetChat • Paper.Li • TwtPoll • TwitPic 3#VAILL
    4. 4. LINCS Community 4 https://community.lincs.ed.gov/group/technology-and-learning
    5. 5. 5 https://twitter.com/ #VAILL
    6. 6. What Can You Say in 140 Characters? 6#VAILL
    7. 7. Retweets •RT @Username 7#VAILL
    8. 8. The Power of the Hashtag • #EdTech • #AdultEd • #VAILL 8#VAILL
    9. 9. 9 Hashtags • Make the content of your Tweet easier to find for other people interested in the same topic #VAILL
    10. 10. 10 Hashtags • Used as a rhetorical device #VAILL
    11. 11. 11 Hashtags • Are not case sensitive, but using uppercase and lowercase letters can make them easier to read #VAILL
    12. 12. 12 Hashtags • Anyone can make up a hashtag, but for it to be useful as a search term, others have to use it for the same consistent purpose #VAILL
    13. 13. 13 Interactions and Mentions #VAILL
    14. 14. Anatomy of a Good Tweet 14#VAILL
    15. 15. Shortened URLS • http://ipadeducators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/preparing-your- school-for-an (73 characters) • http://bit.ly/YZ8Jlk (20 characters) 15#VAILL
    16. 16. Shortening Links for your Tweets 16 You can use BitLy to shorten URL’s without creating an account #VAILL
    17. 17. Customizing Your Shortened URL But if you create an account on BitLy.com, you can customize your shortened URLS Go from http://bit.ly/YZ8Jlk to http://bit.ly/iPadinEd 17#VAILL
    18. 18. Analytics With an account you can also track how many times the URL you created has been clicked. 18#VAILL
    19. 19. QR Code And with or without an account, you can make any of the shortened URLS into a QR Code by adding .qr at the end 19#VAILL
    20. 20. Finding People to Follow • Most websites have a Twitter follow button • Search hashtags and words #AdultEd #VAILL • When you find one person to follow, see who they follow 20#VAILL
    21. 21. 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/ 21#VAILL
    22. 22. #VAILL 22 Helping People to Find and Follow You • Use recognized hashtags (like the conference hashtag) • Tweet useful content (links are good) • Follow people (some follow back) • Retweet people (they might follow you) • Include your Twitter handle on your business card and your email signature
    23. 23. http://tweetchat.com/ 23#VAILL
    24. 24. http://paper.li/ 24http://paper.li/LACNYCnell/1320940472#VAILL
    25. 25. http://twtpoll.com 25#VAILL
    26. 26. http://twitpic.com 26#VAILL
    27. 27. 27https://support.twitter.com/articles/64986-how-to-report-spam-on-twitter##VAILL
    28. 28. What to Do Right Now? • Find five people to follow: @LACNYCnell, @NCLAdvocacy, @LINCS_ED for example • Search for people using #AdultEd and #VAILL • Search for your favorite hobby, writer, singer, actor • Think of a Twitter name and some alternatives (short is better) • Create a Twitter account on Twitter.com • Retweet one tweet and create one of your own tweets Remember to use hashtags 28#VAILL
    29. 29. What to Do in the Next Few Weeks • Spend 15 minutes on Twitter every (morning) • reading • retweeting • following new people • Try HootSuite or receiving tweets as sms text messages 29#VAILL
    30. 30. 30 Nell Eckersley •Twitter: @LACNYCNell •Email: NellE@LACNYC.org •http://www.scoop.it/t/twitter-in-adult-education #VAILL
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