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Twitter Presentation at the JISC RSC Scotland Web 2.0 Forum for Librarians

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  • Twitter Carol Walker eLearning Advisor (Learning Technology) http://twitter.com/weedog JISC RSC Scotland North & East
  • Love it? Hate it?
  • Type a message (tweet) into the box above – up to a 140 characters in length. Hit “update” and it will send your tweet to all your followers
  • Why are you using it? What do you want to achieve?
  • Finding People http://search.twitter.com Look at the followers/following of the people you are following Directories such as wefollow.com Twitter can scan your email contacts to find fellow twitterers
  • Profile Page: http://twitter.com/yourusername Profile Checklist: Avatar Do you want to remain anonymous? Name Web Bio
  • Profile Page: http://twitter.com/yourusername
  • Home Page: http://twitter.com/ (when logged in)
  • Tweet Terminology @user Reply to user RT ReTweet – resend information to your followers D or DM Send a direct message to a user – doesn’t appear in your timeline # Hashtag
  • Library Twitterers
  • Twitterers Institutions Individual users @qmulrc @libram @birkbecklibrary @cgroom1 @ednaplib @philbradley Library associations Services Public libraries @scotlibraries @intute @libr8
  • Desktop clients
  • TweetDeck desktop client: Allows you to create Groups and Filters
  • 1 Postdate tweets 2 Add multiple users
  • Accessible Twitter
  • 3rd Party Services
  • http://twitter.polldaddy.com
  • http://twitterfeed.com
  • Image Attributions Slide 1 Twitter Bird Logo http://wefunction.com/ Slide 2 Image: 'Marmite' www.flickr.com/photos/14425881@N03/3218881305 Slide 3 Image: 'Goalpost @ Lowestoft, Suffolk' www.flickr.com/photos/43632116@N00/2086343139