Twitter 201 You, too, can be a twit…
Anatomy of a tweet
Twitter, Twitter, how do I use thee?  Let me count the ways… <ul><li>To lurk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Following other news or...
Twitter, Twitter, how do I use thee?  Let me count the ways… <ul><li>To lurk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Following other news or...
Twitter, Twitter, how do I use thee?  Let me count the ways… <ul><li>1-way communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Updates (te...
Twitter, Twitter, how do I use thee?  Let me count the ways… <ul><li>1-way communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Updates (te...
Getting the bird out
Getting the bird out
Getting the bird out
Getting the bird out
To tweet, or not to tweet…? <ul><li>News stories or blog posts </li></ul>
To tweet, or not to tweet…? <ul><li>News stories or blog posts </li></ul><ul><li>Questions about topics you’re working on ...
To tweet, or not to tweet…? <ul><li>News stories or blog posts </li></ul><ul><li>Questions about topics you’re working on ...
To tweet, or not to tweet…? <ul><li>News stories or blog posts </li></ul><ul><li>Questions about topics you’re working on ...
To tweet, or not to tweet…? <ul><li>News stories or blog posts </li></ul><ul><li>Questions about topics you’re working on ...
To tweet, or not to tweet…? <ul><li>News stories or blog posts </li></ul><ul><li>Questions about topics you’re working on ...
To tweet, or not to tweet…? <ul><li>News stories or blog posts </li></ul><ul><li>Questions about topics you’re working on ...
Follow up <ul><li>@CDCFlu </li></ul><ul><li>@IowaABD </li></ul><ul><li>@BreakingNews </li></ul><ul><li>@WQAD </li></ul><ul...
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Using Twitter as a search engine for journalists and other basic Twitter functions.

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  • Terms to cover: Followers, following, @replies, RT, tinyurls, DMs, hashtags
  • Traditional news orgs, BNO, government entities, NPs, businesses
  • Create your own newswire. Create columns with search terms, find trending topics, look for story ideas, find new followers
  • Answering the basic question: “What are you doing?” Automated feeds or intentional links to stories/blog posts. Teasing stories. Breaking news.
  • Request input on a story, talk back to other people, pass along info you find interesting/important/amusing, collect data, give #FF recommendations. Steph’s $10 or less success.
  • From the Web. Functional, but unweildy.
  • Via text to 40404. Doesn’t require a smart phone, just a texting plan. You can choose which tweets are sent to your phone.
  • Smart phones have several apps for Twitter that allows you to read your tweetstream and more.
  • For the desktop, Twitter clients like HootSuite, twhirl and TweetDeck help you manage tweets, search Twitter and track stats.
  • Twitter 201

    1. 1. Twitter 201 You, too, can be a twit…
    2. 2. Anatomy of a tweet
    3. 3. Twitter, Twitter, how do I use thee? Let me count the ways… <ul><li>To lurk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Following other news orgs/gov’t/businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scanning local tweets for bits of news </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Twitter, Twitter, how do I use thee? Let me count the ways… <ul><li>To lurk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Following other news orgs/gov’t/businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scanning local tweets for bits of news </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor breaking news </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for keywords on your beat </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Twitter, Twitter, how do I use thee? Let me count the ways… <ul><li>1-way communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Updates (text/photo) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to your work (RSS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teasing your work </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Twitter, Twitter, how do I use thee? Let me count the ways… <ul><li>1-way communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Updates (text/photo) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to your work (RSS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teasing your work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2-way communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Asking questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>@replies and RTs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sending Twtvites, Twtpolls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#FollowFriday </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Getting the bird out
    8. 8. Getting the bird out
    9. 9. Getting the bird out
    10. 10. Getting the bird out
    11. 11. To tweet, or not to tweet…? <ul><li>News stories or blog posts </li></ul>
    12. 12. To tweet, or not to tweet…? <ul><li>News stories or blog posts </li></ul><ul><li>Questions about topics you’re working on </li></ul>
    13. 13. To tweet, or not to tweet…? <ul><li>News stories or blog posts </li></ul><ul><li>Questions about topics you’re working on </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic conditions you encounter </li></ul>
    14. 14. To tweet, or not to tweet…? <ul><li>News stories or blog posts </li></ul><ul><li>Questions about topics you’re working on </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic conditions you encounter </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking news </li></ul>
    15. 15. To tweet, or not to tweet…? <ul><li>News stories or blog posts </li></ul><ul><li>Questions about topics you’re working on </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic conditions you encounter </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking news </li></ul><ul><li>Conference or event </li></ul>
    16. 16. To tweet, or not to tweet…? <ul><li>News stories or blog posts </li></ul><ul><li>Questions about topics you’re working on </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic conditions you encounter </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking news </li></ul><ul><li>Conference or event </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting things you find on the Web </li></ul>
    17. 17. To tweet, or not to tweet…? <ul><li>News stories or blog posts </li></ul><ul><li>Questions about topics you’re working on </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic conditions you encounter </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking news </li></ul><ul><li>Conference or event </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting things you find on the Web </li></ul><ul><li>Recreational tweets </li></ul>
    18. 18. Follow up <ul><li>@CDCFlu </li></ul><ul><li>@IowaABD </li></ul><ul><li>@BreakingNews </li></ul><ul><li>@WQAD </li></ul><ul><li>@KWQCNews </li></ul><ul><li>@WOC1420am </li></ul><ul><li>@ChuckGrassley </li></ul><ul><li>@mashable </li></ul><ul><li>@R_I_Schools </li></ul><ul><li>@IowaDOT </li></ul><ul><li>@IowaHawkeyes </li></ul><ul><li>@MojosRME </li></ul><ul><li>@IsleCasinoBT </li></ul><ul><li>@OneIowa </li></ul><ul><li>@realdaytrotter </li></ul><ul><li>@StanleyFound </li></ul><ul><li>@iwirelessCenter </li></ul><ul><li>@OHNewsroom </li></ul>
    19. 19. Questions?

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