What are YOU doing? What has your attention? What is Twitter? A social media tool that allows users to share what’s going on in their lives and careers in 140 characters or less What’s Happening?
Why use Twitter? Connect with friends, family,colleagues Access real time news feeds Have a question? Get ananswer from otherprofessionals Find links to ed resources Search topics of interest Share what’s on your mind,your activities, your interests Have fun! Connect to famous
What exactly is a tweet? Click on user name to see their other posts Sender’s Proﬁle Picture Sender’s User Name Message and date and Real NameA 140 character message May include links to outside resources
How Do I Join Twitter? www.twitter.com Click Enter your name, a user name, a password, and an email account Then click “Create my account”
@techieteacher n @jimmybuffett @ neiltyso @national speaker Famous PeopleProfessional @UDL_center ISUAdmissions Contacts @brookﬁeld_zoo @mom@friend @nasa Places/ Organizations @teacher across Friends & the hall Family Next: Follow Someone!
You see their tweets They see your tweets Don’t tweet in a void Type in the name of a person, business, organization, or show Twitter will give you recommendations based on who you already follow
Composition box How Do ISend a Tweet? # of characters you have left Click to send Answer the “What’s happening? question on your home screen or click the “new tweet” button from anywhere within Twitter.
Once you start following people, you will start to see all their tweets mixed together in a stream.Tweets in chronological order, newest on top
•Set yourself a time Too much info, notlimit!Don’t try to read enough time!every tweet!•Click on a user nameto see just that person’stweets•Do a search for aspeciﬁc topic•Organize the peopleyour following into lists
Create You can set up a list from either your home page or lists as a time proﬁle page by selecting the lists tab and then selecting saver “create a list”.View all the people your following by selecting the following tab on yourproﬁle page. Then, select each, click the lists button, and checkthe list you want to place that person’s tweets in.
RT DM Direct message someon e speciﬁc. Private message .Retweet someone else’s tweetto send it to all your followers Hover over a tweet and click the “retweet” From message tab link or copy the tweet and put RT before the original sender’s name
Type into the search box What do you need to know?Narrow the results to “tweets with links” to ﬁndadditional online resources
What is a hashtag? Hashtags can be used in a tweet to identifya tweet with a speciﬁc topic or group. Youcan also search using a hashtag to ﬁnd alltweets that reference t hat topic.