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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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    • 1. What Is With All the Twitter??? Anna M. Van Scoyoc Reference Librarian, Part-Time Hopewell Branch Library, MCLS [email_address]
    • 2. 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
    • 3. Twitter is . . .
      • Social networking
      • Micro-blogging
      • Real-time
      • Status updates*
      • One-to-many “instant messaging”*
      • Messages*
      • *Tweets = 140 characters or less
    • 4. 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]
    • 5. CC Image Courtesy of bark: ’an unwitti ng victim…bwahahhahahaa' http://www.flickr.com/photos/barkbud/4257136773/
    • 6. Professional Development CC Image Courtesy of marco antonio torres: ’BLC07_051' http://www.flickr.com/photos/torres21/842414347/
    • 7. Real Time News CC Image Courtesy of Rene Ehrhardt: ’Royal Wedding News' http://www.flickr.com/photos/rene_ehrhardt/5672376542/
    • 8. Job Hiring/Searching CC Image Courtesy of Nomadic Lass: ’Peaceful Resolution' http://www.flickr.com/photos/nomadic_lass/5416543588/
    • 9. Advice CC Image Courtesy of Dominik: ’communiation age’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/ogil/274628990/
    • 10. Coupons/Promotions CC Image Courtesy of sdc 2027: ’box o’ coupons’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/sado27/4917385326/
    • 11. Causes/Awareness CC Image Courtesy of Paul Falardeau: ’Life’s a bitch !’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/pfala/4001173179/
    • 12. Learning CC Image Courtesy of Kathy Cassidy: ’Solving a Problem’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/57634636@N00/5347505058/
    • 13. Interests/Hobbies CC Image Courtesy of Slices of Light: ’Paparazi’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/justaslice/4342635048/
    • 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. Creating an Account
    • 16. Account Settings
    • 17. A Review: Twitter Speak
    • 18. Twitter Speak
      • Tweet: A post with 140 characters max
    • 19. Twitter Speak
      • Follower: Someone who subscribes to a Twitter feed [i.e., receives tweets]
    • 20. 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)
    • 21. 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)
    • 22. Twitter Speak
      • RT: Re-posting someone else’s Tweet (i.e., retweet)
    • 23. Twitter Speak
      • Hashtag: A label using the “#” symbol following a Tweet to categorize what is contained in the post (e.g., #hvchs)
    • 24. Twitter Speak
      • Trending: The most mentioned terms/topics on Twitter at a given moment.
    • 25. 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