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  • 1. Twitter 101
  • 2. What is Twitter? “a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?”
  • 3. Let’s go to the video tape Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o&feature=player_embedded
  • 4. Evolution of TwitterLaunched in 2006 by Jack DorseyAs of 4/12 – 500+ Million Users Facebook has 1 billion Current Logo Source:
  • 5. Introduction< 140 characters How many does Facebook allow?
  • 6. Be a Follower. Your Twitter feed is populated bypeople you follow.. You can follow…friends, family, co-workerscelebrities, news outlets and more
  • 7. Be Followed. Anyone can follow you and seeyour updates. Unless your account isprivate, anyone can see your updates(tweets).
  • 8. Private Accounts. You may have a private account
  • 9. Verified accountPublic Accounts. Most accountsare public. Anything youTweet can beseen by anyone
  • 10. Let’s Tweet! What do I tweet about?
  • 11. Let’s Tweet! .Links to articles .Pictures .Retweets .Innermost thoughts .Quotes
  • 12. What’s a Retweet?Retweeting is how Twitter users share interesting tweets from the people they arefollowing. They copy and paste the original tweet and send it out. To give credit to theoriginal person, users usually put “RT” plus the originator’s username at the beginningof the tweet. Here’s an example: RT=Retweet DM=Direct Message
  • 13. @tagging
  • 14. @ReplyingThe “.@” in front allows all my users to see this tweet Only “@” in front would only allows mutual followers of me and @askbigqs to see the tweet
  • 15. #hashtags# Hash tags can be anything you want
  • 16. Trending Topics As of 11:17pm 12/2/12
  • 17. Twitter vs. Facebook Twitter .Tweets <140 characters . You can follow someone, but they don’t have to follow you back . You can look at someone’s public profile and see their tweets without following them . You are shown every update in your Twitter feed Facebook . 16,000+ characters . You friend someone and you are mutually connected . You can Like Brand Pages such as Gables, Coke, Oreos and receive their updates . You are not shown every update in your Facebook timeline
  • 18. Why I <3 Twitter. You receive all updates.. It isn’t mutually exclusive. You can follow me, but I don’t have to follow you. To see photos, I have to actively click the link. Easily to connect to celebrities and brands. News. I get most of my news from Twitter and clicking #hashtags. It’s short and sweet
  • 19. CreditsThis presentation was created by: SociallyGold @socially_Gold Facebook.com/sociallyGold sociallygold.com
  • 20. Questions?