More than a micro blogging tool<br />By Ruth Ellison<br />Twitter @RuthEllison<br />For Canberra Girl Geek Dinners #3<br /...
Chocolate appreciator<br />Work at    Stamford Interactive<br />Usability person<br />Information architect<br />Loves gad...
What is this twitter thing anyhow?<br />
Isn’t it some kind of instant messaging program?<br />
I dunno, it’s this weird thing where you tell people what you’re doing<br />
Twitter is...<br />A social networking & microblogging tool*<br />140 characters to express yourself<br />* Refer to Twitt...
It’s about building connections & doing stuff<br />
Doing stuffLet’s look at some interesting twitter tools...<br />
Find stuff....<br />
Organise stuff...<br />
Learn about stuff...<br />
Share stuff...<br />
Source: http://twitpic.com/jebrh<br />Source: http://twitpic.com/j5n1l<br />Source: http://twitpic.com/ixrv0<br />
Random stuff...<br />
Political stuff...<br />
Getting the citizen involved<br />See http://mashable.com/2009/08/25/myidea4ca/ for more info<br />
Thanks!<br />Ruth Ellison<br />Email:	me@ruthellison.com<br />Web: 	  www.ruthellison.com<br />  @RuthEllison<br />Find th...
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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.

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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/
  • Twitter: more than a microblogging tool

    1. 1. More than a micro blogging tool<br />By Ruth Ellison<br />Twitter @RuthEllison<br />For Canberra Girl Geek Dinners #3<br />On 14th October 2009<br />
    2. 2. Chocolate appreciator<br />Work at Stamford Interactive<br />Usability person<br />Information architect<br />Loves gadgets<br />User experience designer<br />Robot lover<br />I’m Ruth<br />
    3. 3. What is this twitter thing anyhow?<br />
    4. 4. Isn’t it some kind of instant messaging program?<br />
    5. 5. I dunno, it’s this weird thing where you tell people what you’re doing<br />
    6. 6. Twitter is...<br />A social networking & microblogging tool*<br />140 characters to express yourself<br />* Refer to Twitter in Plain English for an excellent visual explanation of twitter<br />http://www.commoncraft.com/Twitter<br />
    7. 7. It’s about building connections & doing stuff<br />
    8. 8. Doing stuffLet’s look at some interesting twitter tools...<br />
    9. 9. Find stuff....<br />
    10. 10.
    11. 11. Organise stuff...<br />
    12. 12.
    13. 13.
    14. 14. Learn about stuff...<br />
    15. 15.
    16. 16.
    17. 17.
    18. 18. Share stuff...<br />
    19. 19.
    20. 20. Source: http://twitpic.com/jebrh<br />Source: http://twitpic.com/j5n1l<br />Source: http://twitpic.com/ixrv0<br />
    21. 21.
    22. 22.
    23. 23. Random stuff...<br />
    24. 24.
    25. 25.
    26. 26.
    27. 27. Political stuff...<br />
    28. 28. Getting the citizen involved<br />See http://mashable.com/2009/08/25/myidea4ca/ for more info<br />
    29. 29.
    30. 30. Thanks!<br />Ruth Ellison<br />Email: me@ruthellison.com<br />Web: www.ruthellison.com<br /> @RuthEllison<br />Find this presentation at www.slideshare.net/ruthellison<br />
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