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Part of "Making the Most of Twitter" - Preconference at Computers in Libraries 2010. Presented with Michael Sauers and David Lee King. April 11, 2010.

Part of "Making the Most of Twitter" - Preconference at Computers in Libraries 2010. Presented with Michael Sauers and David Lee King. April 11, 2010.

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  • Our presentation is going to be very ADD, just like Twitter is.
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  • ChristaFollow unto others as you would have them do unto you.@comment others to make the most of the experience.Link to your stuff — smartly. Frequently linking to your stuff leads to unfollows. Besides, it defeats tweet purpose.Don’t take non-responses personally. Conversations fly on Twitter, so people might miss it or simply receive too many @replies to respond to every single one.Be patient in getting the hang of Twitter. Twitter’s help is helpless and it has a few quirks for a simple app.Avoid addiction by taking care in using addicting apps like Twhirl and other cool Twittapps or else Twitter will suck you in for more time than you can afford. I curb addiction by checking in twice a day (start and end of day) and no in-between (except weekends).Use your name or else people won’t know who you are. I started with Content Maven and no face photo. Hey, I didn’t know better at the time.
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All About Twitter - CiL 2010 All About Twitter - CiL 2010 Presentation Transcript

  • Computers in Libraries
    April 11, 2010
  • What is microblogging?
    The act of blogging that is:
    Short
    Fast
    Easy
    Mobile
  • Enter Twitter
    Answer the question “What’s happening?” in 140 characters or less
    Follow friends
    Be followed
    Like IM, but asynchronous
    No “status”, others don’t know if you’re paying attention
  • Create your account
  • Create your account
  • Set up posting options
  • Set up notifications
  • Set up your profile
  • Design your home page
  • Design your home page
  • Make connections
  • Twitter Goodies
  • Widgets
  • Buttons
  • Posting to Twitter
    A post: “Tweet”
    Creating a post: “Tweeting”
    Methods
    via the Web (twitter.com)
    via a client (Twhirl, TweetDeck, TwitHive)
    via a bookmarklet (TwitterBar, TwitThis)
    via e-mail
    via SMS (40404)
    Blog-to-Twitter (twitterfeed)
    URL’s that extend past the 140 character limit are automatically turned into TinyURLs
  • Twitter.com
  • Twitter commands
    @username
    d usernamemessage
    nudge username
    l: location information
    follow username
    leave username
    block username
    invite phonenumber
    #hashtag
  • Follow your friends
    Read your friends’ tweets via your Twitter homepage
    Read via a client
    Subscribe via RSS
    Receive tweets via SMS
  • Add friends
  • Direct messages
  • Create lists
  • Uses
    Ultra simple blogging
    Conferences
    Reference Questions
    News
    Emergency Services
    Weather
    Presidential Campaigning
    Web site updates
    Conversations
    Humor
    Characters
  • Arlington Virginia Public Library
  • NLC Reference
  • NASA
  • The White House
  • “Darth Vader”
  • Searching Twitter Content
  • Twitter on Google
  • Twemes
  • Problems
    TwitterferenceSo many SMS tweets that you can’t make a phone call
    If it ever goes away, your content is gone
    Considered too distracting by some
    If you don’t participate, you won’t get anything out of it
  • 7 Tips to a Good Twitter Experience
    Follow unto others
    @comment others
    Link to your stuff
    Don’t take non-responses personally
    Be patient
    Avoid addiction
    Use your name
    Source:http://meryl.net/2008/04/01/7-tips-to-a-good-twitter-experience/
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  • Questions???
    Christa BurnsSpecial Projects Librarian
    Nebraska Library Commission
    christa.burns@nebraska.gov
    800-307-2665
    twitter.com/cjburns