Exploring the Twittersphere: A beginner’s guide!Presentation Transcript
www.twitter.com On arrival to this room check your audio An introduction to Twitter presented by Junita Lyon & Judi Gowing Photo courtesy of Matt Hamm Flickr CC under Attribution-Non Commercial 2.0
Where are you?
Using the A tool tell us how you like to Communicate
What is Twitter? Twitter is a free service for friends colleagues, co workers, life long learners and people wishing to share information with others. Twitter allows for people to stay connected through an exchange of short 140 character messages called Tweets.www.twitter.com
YouTube is the most amazing source of tutorials on all thingsimportant and unimportant, fun and frivolous, downrightawful and sometimes quite shocking….But we’d like you to enjoy this 4 min clip that is a Beginner’sGuide to Twitter……http://youtu.be/-4tCn2KTLroThen we will fill in the gaps and you can ask someknowledgeable questions.Pen and paper …ready??? ….Go…..
• Always make sure you are at twitter.com • Never use your important passwords on suspicious third party sites • Don’t be to specific in your posts about not being homeAlways pick a secure password • Don’t tweet about excessivedon’t use the same password you personal informationwould for your banking or pay pal • Never tweet about moving servers or passwords
Setting up an AccountLog in to www.twitter.com Sign up for TwitterThink about the usernameyou will use …. It needs to beall one word & only letters,numbers and the underscore_ symbol are able to be usedin your username.
Do You Have a twitter username or handle? Some interesting & influential people Tweet…check out their usernames and add others that you know about in the Chat box… Stephen Fry- @stephenfry Stephanie Rice - @ItsStephRice Libby Trickett - @Libby_Trickett Julia Gillard - @JuliaGillard Kevin Rudd - @KRuddMP Adam Hills -@adamhills Tony Abbott - @TonyAbbottMHR Sydney Swans - @sydneyswans Hawthorn Football Club - @HawthornFC ABC Radio 702 - @702sydney And then there is us!!!!! Judi Gowing - @judimg Junita Lyon - @junita55
Hashtags By adding the # sign before a string of text, users make that stream of conversation easy to find in a search. Lets have a poll What #Hashtag do you like for Broadband for Seniors A #bfskiosk B #broadbandfs C #bfseniors D #alabfs
counter Compose a Tweet Instant Reply Follows Retweet FavouriteTrending Reply
Navigating Search forRead your Tweets friends Tweet Instant follows @connect see Trending who has mentioned you # Discover find tweets of interest Access your directProfile page where messages you can edit your Lists profile Help View your tweets Keyboard shortcuts Instant follow SettingsSee whats trending Sign out
Our Twitter streams…..
Avatar creators are freely available on the Web or as Apps on your ‘smart’ device.WeeMee- iPhone & iPad + AndroidWebFace
Access allHoot Suite and Tweet deck your social networks instantly Manage Conversations Send your Shrink your message to Url Links add your photos favourite Movies and social media files Sites at the same time