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Twitter Foundations

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The bread and butter (i.e., basics) of Twitter

The bread and butter (i.e., basics) of Twitter

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  • Define:microblogging http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microblogging
  • Just remember, how you use Twitter is completely up to you. Follow hundreds of people. Follow a dozen. Post every hour. Post never. Search for your favorite topics and create lists. Or not. You are in control on Twitter.
  • http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =ddO9idmax0o&p=15922C4FFC56F172&playnext=1&index=2
  • http:// twitter.com /BARACKOBAMA
  • http:// twitter.com /CNNBRK
  • http://witter.com/ahml
  • http:// twitter.com/Ladygaga
  • http:// twitter.com/starbucks
  • Status updates or “tweets” can contain 140 characters including links to other websites, audio files, video files, photographs, etc.
  • http:// en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hashtag
  • To “follow” means to subscribe to another’s “tweets” or updates.
  • http://support.twitter.com/groups/31-twitter-basics/topics/104-welcome-to-twitter-support/articles/166337-the-twitter-glossary
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    • 1. Twitter Foundations Brian Smith McCallum eResources Librarian Arlington Heights Memorial Library 847.506.2658 [email_address] Twitter: @briansmccallum
    • 2. Twitter: Background
      • Internet company
      • Founded in 2006
      • Based in San Francisco, CA
      • “ microblogging ” service
    • 3. Twitter: What Is It?
      • “ Twitter is a real-time information network powered by people all around the world that lets you share and discover what’s happening now.”
    • 4. Twitter In Plain English
    • 5. Question of the 21 st Century
      • Who uses Twitter?
    • 6. Presidents: Obama on Twitter
    • 7. News Outlets: CNN on Twitter
    • 8. Libraries: AHML on Twitter
    • 9. Celebrities: Lady Gaga on Twitter
    • 10. Corporations: Starbucks on Twitter
    • 11. Sign Up! . . . You on Twitter
    • 12. Twitter: Tweets
      • What are you doing?
      • Tweets = 140-character posts / updates
      • Tweets can include links to websites, pictures, videos, etc.
    • 13. Twitter: # hashtags
      • A way to label and search for tweets
      • Examples: #obama, #iphone, #quote
      • See www.hashtags.org
    • 14. Twitter: “Follow” Others
      • Follow other Twitter users - - e.g., CNN
      • Login to your account and search for individuals, organizations, companies, etc.
      • See WeFollow ( http://wefollow.com )
    • 15. Twitter: @replies
      • Send public messages to other Twitter users
      • Type @username and your message
      • Example :
      • @ahml Do you have a copy of The Help by Kathryn Stockett?
    • 16. Twitter: Retweet (RT)
      • A Retweet is when you qoute verbatim another tweet or pass it along to your followers
      • Example:
      • RT @ahml Register to vote at the Library's Reception desk by October 5 . . .
    • 17. Twitter: Direct Message (DM)
      • Private communication between Twitter users who are respectively “following” one another.
    • 18. Twitter: Search Engine
    • 19. Twitter Search in Plain English
    • 20. Twitter: Next Steps
      • Sign up for Twitter
      • Tweet!
      • Search for and “follow” others
      • “ Follow” AHML: http://twitter.com/ahml
      • Tweet us . . . @ahml
    • 21. Twitter: Resources
      • Presentation Links
      • www.delicious.com/briansmccallum/twitterclass
      • Presentation Slides
      • www.slideshare.net/briansmithmccallum
      • Twitter Help Center
      • http://support.twitter.com