What Is With All  the Twitter??? Anna M. Van Scoyoc Reference Librarian, Part-Time Hopewell Branch Library, MCLS [email_ad...
Agenda <ul><li>What is Twitter? </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Tour/Demo with @annavan </li></ul><ul...
Twitter is . . . <ul><li>Social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Micro-blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time </li></ul><ul><li>...
Anatomy of Tweet Link to additional information The “tweeter” RT = “re-tweet”  (@jonmichaud as the original tweeter) <ul><...
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Professional Development CC Image Courtesy of marco antonio torres: ’BLC07_051'  http://www.flickr.com/photos/torres21/842...
Real Time News CC Image Courtesy of Rene Ehrhardt: ’Royal Wedding News'  http://www.flickr.com/photos/rene_ehrhardt/567237...
Job Hiring/Searching CC Image Courtesy of Nomadic Lass: ’Peaceful Resolution'  http://www.flickr.com/photos/nomadic_lass/5...
Advice CC Image Courtesy of Dominik: ’communiation age’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ogil/274628990/
Coupons/Promotions CC Image Courtesy of sdc 2027: ’box o’ coupons’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/sado27/4917385326/
Causes/Awareness CC Image Courtesy of Paul Falardeau: ’Life’s a bitch !’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/pfala/4001173179/
Learning CC Image Courtesy of Kathy Cassidy: ’Solving a Problem’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/57634636@N00/5347505058/
Interests/Hobbies CC Image Courtesy of Slices of Light: ’Paparazi’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/justaslice/4342635048/
Demo/Tour of @annavan CC Image Courtesy of Marloes: ’10/365 - Oh Duckies, follow the momma!’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/...
Creating an Account
Account Settings
A Review: Twitter Speak
Twitter Speak <ul><li>Tweet:  A post with 140 characters max </li></ul>
Twitter Speak <ul><li>Follower:  Someone who subscribes to a Twitter feed [i.e., receives tweets] </li></ul>
Twitter Speak <ul><li>@:   used to designate a reply to a specific person’s tweet  [@username + message] ; also used to “m...
Twitter Speak <ul><li>DM:  Direct Message.  A private message to the user whose name follows the letter “D”  [D Username] ...
Twitter Speak <ul><li>RT:  Re-posting someone else’s Tweet (i.e., retweet) </li></ul>
Twitter Speak <ul><li>Hashtag:  A label using the “#” symbol following a Tweet to categorize what is contained in the post...
Twitter Speak <ul><li>Trending:  The most mentioned terms/topics on Twitter at a given moment. </li></ul>
Twitter Speak <ul><li>Favorite:  A post that the user finds to be noteworthy, marked by a golden star and visible to those...
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  • Full name Email Password username
  • Get your settings together first -- add friends later! キ SKIP the Interests step キ SKIP importing friends [i.e., people to follow] for now キ Set up your Profile [profile picture and bio] キ Get your Account Settings in order FIRST Account Password Devices Notices Picture Design
  • Tweet: A post with 140 characters max Follower: Someone who subscribes to a Twitter feed @: used to designate a reply to a specific person’s tweet [@username + message]; also used to “mention” or refer to another Twitter user in a tweet [@username] DM: Direct Message. A private message to the user whose name follows the letter “D” [D Username] RT: Re-posting someone else’s Tweet (i.e., retweet) Hashtag: A label using the “#” symbol following a Tweet to categorize what is contained in the post (e.g., #hvchs) Trending Topics: The most mentioned terms on Twitter Tweetup: A face-to-face gathering organized via Twitter Favorite: A post that the user finds to be noteworthy, marked by a golden star and visible to those who click on your favorites
  • What's with all the Twitter?

    1. 1. What Is With All the Twitter??? Anna M. Van Scoyoc Reference Librarian, Part-Time Hopewell Branch Library, MCLS [email_address]
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is Twitter? </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Tour/Demo with @annavan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter Tips &Tricks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some Advice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hands On </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating an Account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Account Settings in Place [!!!!] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding People to Follow </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Review of Twitter Speak </li></ul>
    3. 3. Twitter is . . . <ul><li>Social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Micro-blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time </li></ul><ul><li>Status updates* </li></ul><ul><li>One-to-many “instant messaging”* </li></ul><ul><li>Messages* </li></ul><ul><li>*Tweets = 140 characters or less </li></ul>
    4. 4. Anatomy of Tweet Link to additional information The “tweeter” RT = “re-tweet” (@jonmichaud as the original tweeter) <ul><li>Hash tag (#) </li></ul><ul><li>Keyword </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptor </li></ul><ul><li>Topic </li></ul><ul><li>Links to other tweets </li></ul>@ = “mentions” [links to user’s profile]
    5. 5. CC Image Courtesy of bark: ’an unwitti ng victim…bwahahhahahaa' http://www.flickr.com/photos/barkbud/4257136773/
    6. 6. Professional Development CC Image Courtesy of marco antonio torres: ’BLC07_051' http://www.flickr.com/photos/torres21/842414347/
    7. 7. Real Time News CC Image Courtesy of Rene Ehrhardt: ’Royal Wedding News' http://www.flickr.com/photos/rene_ehrhardt/5672376542/
    8. 8. Job Hiring/Searching CC Image Courtesy of Nomadic Lass: ’Peaceful Resolution' http://www.flickr.com/photos/nomadic_lass/5416543588/
    9. 9. Advice CC Image Courtesy of Dominik: ’communiation age’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ogil/274628990/
    10. 10. Coupons/Promotions CC Image Courtesy of sdc 2027: ’box o’ coupons’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/sado27/4917385326/
    11. 11. Causes/Awareness CC Image Courtesy of Paul Falardeau: ’Life’s a bitch !’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/pfala/4001173179/
    12. 12. Learning CC Image Courtesy of Kathy Cassidy: ’Solving a Problem’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/57634636@N00/5347505058/
    13. 13. Interests/Hobbies CC Image Courtesy of Slices of Light: ’Paparazi’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/justaslice/4342635048/
    14. 14. Demo/Tour of @annavan CC Image Courtesy of Marloes: ’10/365 - Oh Duckies, follow the momma!’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/mloesjeenzo/651370154/
    15. 15. Creating an Account
    16. 16. Account Settings
    17. 17. A Review: Twitter Speak
    18. 18. Twitter Speak <ul><li>Tweet: A post with 140 characters max </li></ul>
    19. 19. Twitter Speak <ul><li>Follower: Someone who subscribes to a Twitter feed [i.e., receives tweets] </li></ul>
    20. 20. Twitter Speak <ul><li>@: used to designate a reply to a specific person’s tweet [@username + message] ; also used to “mention” or refer to another Twitter user in a tweet [@username] (Note: NO space btwn @ and username) </li></ul>
    21. 21. Twitter Speak <ul><li>DM: Direct Message. A private message to the user whose name follows the letter “D” [D Username] (Note: there IS a space btwn D and username) </li></ul>
    22. 22. Twitter Speak <ul><li>RT: Re-posting someone else’s Tweet (i.e., retweet) </li></ul>
    23. 23. Twitter Speak <ul><li>Hashtag: A label using the “#” symbol following a Tweet to categorize what is contained in the post (e.g., #hvchs) </li></ul>
    24. 24. Twitter Speak <ul><li>Trending: The most mentioned terms/topics on Twitter at a given moment. </li></ul>
    25. 25. Twitter Speak <ul><li>Favorite: A post that the user finds to be noteworthy, marked by a golden star and visible to those who click on your favorites </li></ul>

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