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Why Twitter?
Why Twitter?
Why Twitter?
Why Twitter?
Why Twitter?
Why Twitter?
Why Twitter?
Why Twitter?
Why Twitter?
Why Twitter?
Why Twitter?
Why Twitter?
Why Twitter?
Why Twitter?
Why Twitter?
Why Twitter?
Why Twitter?
Why Twitter?
Why Twitter?
Why Twitter?
Why Twitter?
Why Twitter?
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  • 1. Why Twitter? Understanding Micro-blogging
  • 2. 1999: So I just have to tell someone about this thing my cat did today...
  • 3. 1999: So I just have to tell someone about this thing my cat did today... 2004: Cat pictures!
  • 4. 1999: So I just have to tell someone about this thing my cat did today... 2004: Cat pictures! 2005: Moving cat pictures!
  • 5. 1999: So I just have to tell someone about this thing my cat did today... 2004: Cat pictures! 2005: Moving cat pictures! 2007: 1:00 p.m. - My cat just sneezed! 1:02 p.m. - Cat sneezed again! 1:05 p.m. - Cat hasn’t sneezed recently. Getting worried.
  • 6. http://wordle.net
  • 7. Twitter is the conversation missing from social media
  • 8. • Online messaging system • Social network • You choose the message, not the recipient • 140 character updates • Web page, client, or SMS • Open API
  • 9. Huh?
  • 10. Twitter Cycle “I can’t stop Twittering!” “What a great link posted by Jane” “Who are all these people following me?” “Hmm, my friend Bob is using Twitter” “I still don’t get it” “I don’t get it” http://cogdoghouse.wikispaces.com/TwitterCycle
  • 11. Twitter basics • Twitter is a community • The power is in your network • Following = People you follow • Followers = People following you • You only receive messages from those you follow • @ replies, # tags, direct messages
  • 12. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do7gsU6EKUU
  • 13. • Instead of “What are you doing?,” answer the question “What has my attention?” • Don’t just tweet about yourself, interact with other users using @ replies • Use direct messages for 1-1 conversations • Ask questions • Post links
  • 14. Twitter: What is it good for? Track a conference
  • 15. Twitter: What is it good for? Follow a famous person
  • 16. Twitter: What is it good for? Follow a professional
  • 17. Twitter: What is it good for? Build classroom/school community Take the pulse of the world Track a word Instant feedback Public notepad Writing assignments Aggregate opinion and critical responses Teach grammar
  • 18. Follow me! @bryanhughes

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