R U A TWIT?

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R U A TWIT?

  1. 1. R U A TWIT? <ul><ul><li>Presented for CLA 2008 by Beth Gallaway </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Twitter <ul><li>A microblogging application limited to 140 characters </li></ul><ul><li>Record what you are reading, viewing, doing, thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with friends and colleagues to share information </li></ul>Twitter http://www.twitter.com
  3. 3. Friends List
  4. 4. Twitter screenshot http://www.twitter.com
  5. 5. Dress for Success @ MLA
  6. 6. Sign up for FREE <ul><li>1. Go to http://www.twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>2. Click “Join&quot; to create a free twitter account </li></ul><ul><li>3. Complete the form </li></ul><ul><li>4. Click &quot;I accept.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Customize Your Look <ul><li>Edit: </li></ul><ul><li>Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Change Image </li></ul>
  8. 8. How to Post <ul><li>Web </li></ul><ul><li>Phone/SMS </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messager (IM) </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox Toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Via SL </li></ul>
  9. 9. Generate Content <ul><li>Set other feeds to post to your Twitter account (i.e. blogs) </li></ul><ul><li>Send your Twitter to other feeds (i.e. Facebook) </li></ul>
  10. 10. B e ware of TMI! <ul><li>The default is public </li></ul><ul><li>Results are searchable immediately </li></ul><ul><li>You never know who is reading! </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on your slant/tone before you begin </li></ul>
  11. 11. Add Friends <ul><li>Ask for their Twitter account name </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Search! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Librarians That Tweet <ul><li>Andrea Mercado </li></ul><ul><li>John Blyberg </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Schnieder </li></ul><ul><li>Jenny Levine </li></ul><ul><li>Linda Braun </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Stephens </li></ul><ul><li>Meredith Farkas </li></ul><ul><li>Steven Cohen </li></ul>
  13. 13. Tweeting Libraries <ul><li>ADA Community Library - adalib </li></ul><ul><li>Casa Grande - cglibrary </li></ul><ul><li>Cleveland Public Library - Cleveland_PL </li></ul><ul><li>Lunar & Planetary Institute Library -LPI_Library </li></ul><ul><li>Nebraska Library Commission - NLC_Reference </li></ul><ul><li>UIUC Undergrad - askundergrad </li></ul>
  14. 14. Organizations That Tweet <ul><li>ALSC - alsc </li></ul><ul><li>ALA – ala </li></ul><ul><li>YALSA - yalsa </li></ul>
  15. 15. Friend Beth! <ul><li>Log in to Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Go to http://www.twitter.com/infogdss29 </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Follow” </li></ul>
  16. 16. Resources <ul><li>Hamilton, Anita. &quot;Why Everyone's Talking About Twitter.&quot; Time . March 2007. http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1603637,00.html/ </li></ul><ul><li>Kroski , Elyssa. All A-Twitter: Want to try microblogging? School Library Journal, July 2008. http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6573999.html </li></ul><ul><li>Thompson, Clive. &quot;Clive Thompson on How Twitter Creates a Social Sixth Sense.&quot; Wired vol 15 no 7 June 2007. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Help Using Twitter <ul><li>Hashtags - http://hashtags.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Acronym Dictionary - http://www.gaarde.org/acronyms/ </li></ul><ul><li>Tweet Scan - http://tweetscan.com/alerts.php </li></ul><ul><li>TinyURL - http://tinyurl.com </li></ul><ul><li>TwitDir - http://twitdir.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter Blog. http://blog.twitter.com/ . </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter Keys - http://thenextweb.org/2008/09/16/twitterkeys-enhance-your-twitter-conversations/ </li></ul>
  18. 18. Contact <ul><li>Beth Gallaway </li></ul><ul><li>603-247-3196 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://informationgoddess.info </li></ul><ul><li>Slides: Slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/informationgoddess29 </li></ul><ul><li>Links: Delicious http://del.icio.us/informationgoddess29/twitter </li></ul>

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