Twitter 101:ONLINE 2009<br />Phil Bradley<br />http://www.twitter.com/Philbradley<br />@Philbradley<br />
What is Twitter?<br />
What does it look like?<br />
Page Elements:<br />
Background<br />
‘Dashboard’<br />
Search, lists, trends<br />
How can librarians use Twitter?<br />Allows you to keep in contact with colleagues, to see what they&apos;re doing, what t...
Keep informed about developments from publishers; both in terms of what they&apos;re publishing, but also events they&apos...
You can promote what your library service is doing. Attract new users, offer gifts or incentives, increase awareness and h...
Provide instant answers and point people in the right direction<br />
Follow links to events, keep briefed on current affairs<br />
Use Twitter as an RSS reader to keep up to date with blog entries<br />
Share photographs quickly and easily, especially if using a smartphone<br />
Ask questions using polls, Re-Tweet for maximum results<br />
Keep involved with conferences even if you can’t attend them with 3rd party sites<br />
Add short (3 minute) audio posts using Audioboo and add in a photograph as well!<br />
Broaden your knowledge of a subject by following the right people/organizations<br />
Ask questions! Answer questions!<br />
Find new people to follow using Twitter search or 3rd party sites like WeFollow<br />
Communicate more effectively<br />Discuss events as they happen<br />Send people Direct Messages<br />
Follow authors<br />
Follow dead people<br />
And more...<br />Networking, both professional, friend to friend<br />News: new books, closing early, new staff<br />Marke...
Advantages<br />Free<br />Fast<br />Simple<br />Effective<br />Brevity<br />‘Always on’<br />Instant information<br />
Disadvantages<br />Media hype<br />‘Fail Whale’<br />Brevity (what can you say in 140 characters?)<br />Small number of us...
Good practices: profile<br />
Name and avatar<br />
Location, Address, Biography<br />
Tweets<br />
Other (better?) interfaces<br />
TweetDeck<br />
What Twitter is NOT:<br />A time sink (unless you have time to spare)<br />Mr S Fry’s private playground<br />About breakf...
Twitter Search<br />
Twitter Search<br />
Twitter Search<br />
But wait!<br />There’s more...<br />
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My presentation for ONLINE 2009. This is the first half of a joint presentation with Karen Blakeman, hence the slightly abrupt ending.

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Twitter101 for Librarians

  1. 1. Twitter 101:ONLINE 2009<br />Phil Bradley<br />http://www.twitter.com/Philbradley<br />@Philbradley<br />
  2. 2. What is Twitter?<br />
  3. 3. What does it look like?<br />
  4. 4. Page Elements:<br />
  5. 5. Background<br />
  6. 6. ‘Dashboard’<br />
  7. 7. Search, lists, trends<br />
  8. 8. How can librarians use Twitter?<br />Allows you to keep in contact with colleagues, to see what they&apos;re doing, what their interests are, read their opinions/thoughts/ideas <br />
  9. 9.
  10. 10.
  11. 11. Keep informed about developments from publishers; both in terms of what they&apos;re publishing, but also events they&apos;re running<br />
  12. 12. You can promote what your library service is doing. Attract new users, offer gifts or incentives, increase awareness and have fun!<br />
  13. 13. Provide instant answers and point people in the right direction<br />
  14. 14. Follow links to events, keep briefed on current affairs<br />
  15. 15. Use Twitter as an RSS reader to keep up to date with blog entries<br />
  16. 16. Share photographs quickly and easily, especially if using a smartphone<br />
  17. 17. Ask questions using polls, Re-Tweet for maximum results<br />
  18. 18. Keep involved with conferences even if you can’t attend them with 3rd party sites<br />
  19. 19. Add short (3 minute) audio posts using Audioboo and add in a photograph as well!<br />
  20. 20. Broaden your knowledge of a subject by following the right people/organizations<br />
  21. 21. Ask questions! Answer questions!<br />
  22. 22. Find new people to follow using Twitter search or 3rd party sites like WeFollow<br />
  23. 23. Communicate more effectively<br />Discuss events as they happen<br />Send people Direct Messages<br />
  24. 24. Follow authors<br />
  25. 25. Follow dead people<br />
  26. 26. And more...<br />Networking, both professional, friend to friend<br />News: new books, closing early, new staff<br />Marketing tool<br />Broadcasting content<br />Updating a website via Twitter<br />
  27. 27. Advantages<br />Free<br />Fast<br />Simple<br />Effective<br />Brevity<br />‘Always on’<br />Instant information<br />
  28. 28. Disadvantages<br />Media hype<br />‘Fail Whale’<br />Brevity (what can you say in 140 characters?)<br />Small number of users<br />Spam<br />3rd party applications<br />Viruses<br />
  29. 29. Good practices: profile<br />
  30. 30. Name and avatar<br />
  31. 31. Location, Address, Biography<br />
  32. 32. Tweets<br />
  33. 33. Other (better?) interfaces<br />
  34. 34. TweetDeck<br />
  35. 35. What Twitter is NOT:<br />A time sink (unless you have time to spare)<br />Mr S Fry’s private playground<br />About breakfast/lunch/dinner<br />Ego boosting twaddle<br />
  36. 36. Twitter Search<br />
  37. 37. Twitter Search<br />
  38. 38. Twitter Search<br />
  39. 39. But wait!<br />There’s more...<br />

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