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Presented with Michael Sauers. Internet Librarian 2008. Monterey, CA. October 22, 2008.

Presented with Michael Sauers. Internet Librarian 2008. Monterey, CA. October 22, 2008.

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  • What are you doing now?The Twitterfication of the Web
    Michael Sauers&Christa Burns
    Nebraska Library Commission
  • What is microblogging?
    The act of blogging that is:
    Short
    Fast
    Easy
    Mobile
  • Enter Twitter
    Answer the question “What are you doing now?” in 140 characters or less
    Follow friends
    Be followed
    Like IM but asynchronous
    No “status”, others don’t know if your paying attention
  • Create an account
  • Set up posting options
  • Design your home page
  • Post
    A post: “Tweet”
    Creating a post: “Tweeting”
    Methods
    via the Web (twitter.com)
    via a client (Twhirl)
    via a bookmarklet (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
  • Twhirl
  • Twitter Vista Gadget
  • TwitThis
  • EmailTwitter.com
  • twitterfeed
  • Twitter commands
    @username
    d usernamemessage
    nudge username
    l: location information
    follow username
    leave username
    block username
    invite phonenumber
    #hashtag
  • Direct messages
  • Add friends
  • Follow your friends
    Read your friends’ tweets via your Twitter homepage
    Read via a client
    Subscribe via RSS
    Receive via IM
    Receive tweets via SMS
    Graphical
    TwittervisionTwitter/Google Maps mashup
  • Uses
    Ultra simple blogging
    Conferences
    Reference Questions
    News
    Traffic
    Weather
    Presidential Campaigning
    Web site updates
    Conversations
    Humor
    Characters
  • aadl
  • NLC Reference
  • BBC News
  • Oregon Traffic
  • Boston Weather
  • Barack Obama
  • “Darth Vader”
  • A Twitterconversationduring thedevelopment ofthis slide show
  • Searching Twitter Content
  • 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/
  • http://www.gapingvoid.com/Moveable_Type/archives/000932.html
  • Contact Information
    Michael SauersTechnology Innovation Librarian,Nebraska Library Commission
    msauers@nlc.state.ne.us
    www.travelinlibrarian.info
    twitter.com/msauers
    Christa BurnsOCLC Member Services Librarian,
    NEBASE / Nebraska Library Commission
    cburns@nlc.state.ne.us
    christajoy.blogspot.com
    twitter.com/cjburns