Meet the Tweet An Introduction to Twitter Presenter: Ellen Phillips Instructional Technology Specialist OET Queens
What is Twitter? <ul><li>A free social networking site </li></ul><ul><li>140 character messages or “tweets” </li></ul><ul>...
Getting Started <ul><li>Twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sign Up Now” </li></ul>
Registering with Twitter <ul><li>Use your real name so you can be found </li></ul><ul><li>Upload a picture/avatar if you l...
Your Twitter Account Setting <ul><li>Create a username and password </li></ul><ul><li>Provide your email address </li></ul...
Setting up your account… <ul><li>Select ‘Protect my tweets’ </li></ul><ul><li>Only approved viewers will be able to see yo...
Linking your Mobile Device <ul><li>Click on “Mobile” on Settings menu bar </li></ul><ul><li>From your phone, text “40404” ...
Settings for your Mobile Device Your # will be here. Once you register your phone, your number will show in settings. Make...
Your Home Page <ul><li>Under “What’s Happening?” you can write a 140 character message </li></ul><ul><li>People whose Twee...
Who Should You Follow? <ul><li>You can follow friends and family members. </li></ul><ul><li>You can follow colleagues who ...
Following <ul><li>Type in a keyword </li></ul><ul><li>Click on icon or  press “enter” </li></ul><ul><li>Read through the r...
…Following  <ul><li>Click on the name of a person you wish to follow. </li></ul>
…Following
The Value of Followers <ul><li>The more followers you have, the better the chance that you will get responses to your ques...
Person-to-Person Tweets <ul><li>Use the “Direct” command to send tweets directly to another person. </li></ul>
What Is A Hashtag? <ul><li>“ #” as a prefix to a keyword in a tweet. </li></ul><ul><li>Search “#lost” and you will see all...
Backchannel Chat <ul><li>Any user can create a hashtag by adding it to their own tweet. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a hashtag...
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  • Twitter Intro

    1. 1. Meet the Tweet An Introduction to Twitter Presenter: Ellen Phillips Instructional Technology Specialist OET Queens
    2. 2. What is Twitter? <ul><li>A free social networking site </li></ul><ul><li>140 character messages or “tweets” </li></ul><ul><li>Also called “microblogging” </li></ul><ul><li>Uses the Web, IMs and SMS texting </li></ul>
    3. 3. Getting Started <ul><li>Twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sign Up Now” </li></ul>
    4. 4. Registering with Twitter <ul><li>Use your real name so you can be found </li></ul><ul><li>Upload a picture/avatar if you like </li></ul><ul><li>Do not select “Inside Scoop” to avoid spam </li></ul>
    5. 5. Your Twitter Account Setting <ul><li>Create a username and password </li></ul><ul><li>Provide your email address </li></ul><ul><li>Supply some information to make you searchable </li></ul>
    6. 6. Setting up your account… <ul><li>Select ‘Protect my tweets’ </li></ul><ul><li>Only approved viewers will be able to see your tweets. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Linking your Mobile Device <ul><li>Click on “Mobile” on Settings menu bar </li></ul><ul><li>From your phone, text “40404” and follow directions that will be sent to your mobile device via text message. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Settings for your Mobile Device Your # will be here. Once you register your phone, your number will show in settings. Make sure you select “Direct Messages” under Device updates
    9. 9. Your Home Page <ul><li>Under “What’s Happening?” you can write a 140 character message </li></ul><ul><li>People whose Tweets you receive are those you are FOLLOWING. </li></ul><ul><li>People who follow your Tweets are FOLLOWERS. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Who Should You Follow? <ul><li>You can follow friends and family members. </li></ul><ul><li>You can follow colleagues who share your interests. </li></ul><ul><li>Following colleagues with shared interests can provide you with links, and other information. </li></ul><ul><li>To find followers based on a topic, use your search tool. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Following <ul><li>Type in a keyword </li></ul><ul><li>Click on icon or press “enter” </li></ul><ul><li>Read through the resulting tweets. </li></ul>
    12. 12. …Following <ul><li>Click on the name of a person you wish to follow. </li></ul>
    13. 13. …Following
    14. 14. The Value of Followers <ul><li>The more followers you have, the better the chance that you will get responses to your questions </li></ul><ul><li>When you request to follow someone, they will often request to follow you. </li></ul><ul><li>Spend some time building up your account to make it productive for you. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Person-to-Person Tweets <ul><li>Use the “Direct” command to send tweets directly to another person. </li></ul>
    16. 16. What Is A Hashtag? <ul><li>“ #” as a prefix to a keyword in a tweet. </li></ul><ul><li>Search “#lost” and you will see all tweets related to the television show “Lost.” </li></ul><ul><li>Hashtags allow you to create communities of common interests. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Backchannel Chat <ul><li>Any user can create a hashtag by adding it to their own tweet. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a hashtag for today’s workshop: </li></ul><ul><li>#OETQJan14 </li></ul><ul><li>Search #OETQJan14 and create a “backchannel” conversation with other participants in today’s workshop. </li></ul>

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