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Twitter @Fayfree

Twitter @Fayfree



A presentation for the staff of the Fayetteville Free Library.

A presentation for the staff of the Fayetteville Free Library.



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    Twitter @Fayfree Twitter @Fayfree Presentation Transcript

    • Twitter @Fayfree Part 1: The Basics What’s a tweet?
    • Basics of Twitter
      • Twitter is a microblogging tool. You can also think of it as a global chat.
      • A “tweet” is limited to 140 characters or less.
      • Tweets appear on the homepages of your account’s followers, but they are also visible to the entire Internet.
      • Hashtags such as #CNY or #ALA2009 are used to track specific subjects on Twitter.
    • @Fayfree’s Twitter Profile ( http://twitter.com/Fayfree ) Our Tweets Anyone can see this page.
    • @Fayfree’s Twitter Home Page This is what you see when you log in. Tweets by people and orgs we follow appear here.
    • @ Mentions These tweets were directed at us, but are visible to all online. You can have conversations on Twitter by typing @username in a tweet. If you see “RT” in a tweet, it is a ‘re-tweet’ of someone else’s post.
    • Direct Messages These tweets were sent only to us—Twitter email. You can only send a DM to someone who follows you on Twitter. If you see “RT” in a tweet, it is a ‘re-tweet’ of someone else’s post.
    • If you include “CNY” or “Syracuse” in your tweet, it will appear here. http://syracuse.com/twitter
    • Twitter @Fayfree Part 2: Get Involved What should I tweet?
    • Tweet This
      • Promote library events and programs
      • Tweet during a library event or program. What’s happening right now?
      • Promote library services: digital downloads, Homework Helper, computer labs, etc.
      • Promote library materials: new books or media, Playaways, etc.
      • Highlight cool reference material, relate to current school assignments or recent events
      • Share tips on finding information online or in the library
      • FFL in the news: link to articles from local news outlets
      • Links to other online FFL content: blog posts, You Tube, CNY Heritage, etc.
      • Links to non-FFL articles, videos, etc. that might interest patrons. “Cool stuff”
      • Community-related info
      • Note: When sharing links, use a link shortener like bit.ly
    • Tweet This
      • Photographs (Choose “Blog This” from a photo in our Flickr Feed or use TwitPic)
      • Retweet interesting tweets from others
      • Encouragement and thanks to library volunteers, community groups, etc.
      • Announcements: closings, cancellations, awards, etc.
      • Answer questions
      • Solicit feedback
      • Create a poll using a tool such as StrawPoll
      • Respond to criticism
      • Be creative
      • Be clever
      • Be funny
      • Personalize it
      • Interact!
    • How do I tweet?
      • We’ll help! Send your 140-character message to a member of the Web Development Team, and we’ll post it for you.
      • Or, try it yourself. Ask one of us for the login and password. It’s easy!
      • Think you’ll tweet often? Ask us about Tweetdeck.
    • Find our Tweeps
      • Tell patrons we are on Twitter
      • When they follow us, follow them back!
      • Use tools such as Twitter Advanced Search, LocalTweeps, and Geochirp to find local people on Twitter
      http://localtweeps.com/search/?search=13066 http://search.twitter.com/advanced http://www.geochirp.com/
    • Twitter Resources
      • Bill Drew: Why Twitter? What can Twitter do for my library & my community?
      • http://sites.google.com/site/whytwitterstls/home
      • Mashable: Twitter Guidebook
      • http://mashable.com/guidebook/twitter/
      • Andy Burkhardt: Six Things Libraries Should Tweet
      • http://andyburkhardt.com/2009/07/27/six-things-libraries-should-tweet/
      • Andy Burkhardt: Seven More Things Libraries Should Tweet
      • http://andyburkhardt.com/2009/10/19/seven-more-things-libraries-should-tweet/
      • Kelly D Allen: How Your Library May Not Be Using Twitter But Should
      • http://www.kellyd.com/2009/07/29/how-your-library-may-not-be-using-twitter-but-should/
      • Dana Oshiro: 6 Great Twitter Quiz and Polling Apps
      • http://www.readwriteweb.com/readwritestart/2009/10/6-great-twitter-quiz-and-polli.php
      • http://strawpollnow.com/
      • Twitter Search Operators: http://search.twitter.com/operators