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  • 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

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  • What Is With All the Twitter??? Anna M. Van Scoyoc Reference Librarian, Part-Time Hopewell Branch Library, MCLS [email_address]
  • Agenda
    • What is Twitter?
    • Twitter Activity
    • Tour/Demo with @annavan
      • Twitter Tips &Tricks
      • Tools
      • Some Advice
    • Hands On
      • Creating an Account
      • Account Settings in Place [!!!!]
      • Finding People to Follow
    • Review of Twitter Speak
  • Twitter is . . .
    • Social networking
    • Micro-blogging
    • Real-time
    • Status updates*
    • One-to-many “instant messaging”*
    • Messages*
    • *Tweets = 140 characters or less
  • Anatomy of Tweet Link to additional information The “tweeter” RT = “re-tweet” (@jonmichaud as the original tweeter)
    • Hash tag (#)
    • Keyword
    • Descriptor
    • Topic
    • Links to other tweets
    @ = “mentions” [links to user’s profile]
  • CC Image Courtesy of bark: ’an unwitti ng victim…bwahahhahahaa' http://www.flickr.com/photos/barkbud/4257136773/
  • Professional Development CC Image Courtesy of marco antonio torres: ’BLC07_051' http://www.flickr.com/photos/torres21/842414347/
  • Real Time News CC Image Courtesy of Rene Ehrhardt: ’Royal Wedding News' http://www.flickr.com/photos/rene_ehrhardt/5672376542/
  • Job Hiring/Searching CC Image Courtesy of Nomadic Lass: ’Peaceful Resolution' http://www.flickr.com/photos/nomadic_lass/5416543588/
  • 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/mloesjeenzo/651370154/
  • Creating an Account
  • Account Settings
  • A Review: Twitter Speak
  • Twitter Speak
    • Tweet: A post with 140 characters max
  • Twitter Speak
    • Follower: Someone who subscribes to a Twitter feed [i.e., receives tweets]
  • Twitter Speak
    • @: 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)
  • Twitter Speak
    • 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)
  • Twitter Speak
    • RT: Re-posting someone else’s Tweet (i.e., retweet)
  • Twitter Speak
    • Hashtag: A label using the “#” symbol following a Tweet to categorize what is contained in the post (e.g., #hvchs)
  • Twitter Speak
    • Trending: The most mentioned terms/topics on Twitter at a given moment.
  • Twitter Speak
    • Favorite: A post that the user finds to be noteworthy, marked by a golden star and visible to those who click on your favorites