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Twitter: more than a microblogging tool

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This was presented at the Canberra Girl Geek Dinners on 14th of October 2009. We had 5 minutes to present our topic - so here's my 5 minute run down of interesting twitter tools. …

This was presented at the Canberra Girl Geek Dinners on 14th of October 2009. We had 5 minutes to present our topic - so here's my 5 minute run down of interesting twitter tools.

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  • Source: http://www.nngroup.com/about/userexperience.html
  • What this talk is focussing on today is a quick run down of some of the interesting twitter tools that exist out there.
  • Twtvite is a free event management tool based on Twitter that helps you organize and promote local Tweetups. People can RSVP, you can have waiting lists, maps, print name tags and more.
  • Ok, this isn’t a ‘tool’ as such but it’s an entertaining way of using twitter to learn about history.Check out http://historicaltweets.com/
  • http://www.fitclick.com/ - Requires you to enter your twitter name and passwordYou can track food and count calories, carbs, fat & more with FitClick Diet Tweets. Tweet the food..
  • Live streaming of video on twitter.My workmate’s presentation at Web Directions South 2009 conference was live stream so my workmates in Melbourne could follow along.
  • Politics and Twitter June 2009 Governor Schwarzenegger tweeted the above
  • >1000 responses in the first hour of launch19 categories
  • Twitter icon from http://randaclay.com/freebies/free-twitter-graphics/
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    • 1. More than a micro blogging tool
      By Ruth Ellison
      Twitter @RuthEllison
      For Canberra Girl Geek Dinners #3
      On 14th October 2009
    • 2. Chocolate appreciator
      Work at Stamford Interactive
      Usability person
      Information architect
      Loves gadgets
      User experience designer
      Robot lover
      I’m Ruth
    • 3. What is this twitter thing anyhow?
    • 4. Isn’t it some kind of instant messaging program?
    • 5. I dunno, it’s this weird thing where you tell people what you’re doing
    • 6. Twitter is...
      A social networking & microblogging tool*
      140 characters to express yourself
      * Refer to Twitter in Plain English for an excellent visual explanation of twitter
      http://www.commoncraft.com/Twitter
    • 7. It’s about building connections & doing stuff
    • 8. Doing stuffLet’s look at some interesting twitter tools...
    • 9. Find stuff....
    • 10.
    • 11. Organise stuff...
    • 12.
    • 13.
    • 14. Learn about stuff...
    • 15.
    • 16.
    • 17.
    • 18. Share stuff...
    • 19.
    • 20. Source: http://twitpic.com/jebrh
      Source: http://twitpic.com/j5n1l
      Source: http://twitpic.com/ixrv0
    • 21.
    • 22.
    • 23. Random stuff...
    • 24.
    • 25.
    • 26.
    • 27. Political stuff...
    • 28. Getting the citizen involved
      See http://mashable.com/2009/08/25/myidea4ca/ for more info
    • 29.
    • 30. Thanks!
      Ruth Ellison
      Email: me@ruthellison.com
      Web: www.ruthellison.com
      @RuthEllison
      Find this presentation at www.slideshare.net/ruthellison

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