What's All This Tweeting About?

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Why You Should Be On Twitter, Best Ways to Search Twitter, What are people saying about you on Twitter, Best Way to Share Links, Do's & Don'ts of Twitter, Recommended Twitter Tools

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What's All This Tweeting About?

  1. 1. What’s All This Tweeting About? Samantha TerBeest Adult Services Librarian Winona Public Library @issamabooknerd / @winonapubliclib #CoWTweets2014
  2. 2. Overview • Why You Should Be Using Twitter • Best Way to Search – All Things Winona, Trending Topics, & Other Things That Matter • Best Way to Share Links • What are people saying about you? • The Do’s & Don’ts of Twitter • Twitters Tools
  3. 3. Why Should You Be On Twitter • There are more Twitter Users Ages 44 and Under than Non-Users. – The Average Age of a Winona Resident is 26.7 Years. • Twitter Users are more likely to live in a City than a Rural Area
  4. 4. Why Should You Be On Twitter • 73% of Smart Phone Users are one Twitter – How many people here own smart phones? • 48% of Tablet Users are on Twitter – How many people here own an iPad or Samsung Galaxy Note?
  5. 5. Why Should You Be On Twitter • Twitter users are more engaged in Civic Activity – Politics & local government meetings • Twitters users are more likely to tell some one about you/a company than non- users • Twitter Users are more likely to donate money than non-users
  6. 6. Why Should You Be On Twitter • Twitter Users are more likely to talk about TV (Sports, Drama) – More young people get the News from Twitter than anywhere else • There are more Sports Fans on Twitter than any other social network
  7. 7. Best Way to Search • Know What You’re Looking For – People – Pictures – Video – News – Timelines/Lists • Use a # (hashtag) – Word, phrase, or abbreviation with no spaces – Hashtags allow for topics to be found easier & faster
  8. 8. Best Way to Search • Search Topics by Certain Users – Ex. Steamboat Days from:WinonaDailyNews • Advanced Search – Search Words, People, Places, & Other
  9. 9. Best Way to Search: Winona • Search by Location – Location:Winona Within:5mi • All Tweets within 5 miles of Winona will show in the Search Results • What’s Happening in Winona? – #WinonaMN – #Winona (not always the best one to use) – #LakeWinona (also not the best to use)
  10. 10. Best Way to Search: Winona • Following People/Places in Winona – Search Winona & isolate to People – Go to @WinonaPublicLib’s List of All Things Winona
  11. 11. Best Way to Search: Trending Topics • What Are People Talking About on Twitter? – Trending Topics • Tailored to You • Based on Your Region
  12. 12. Best Way to Search: Other Things that Matter • Conferences: – Most Conferences have event hashtags • #CEAM2014 = City Engineers Association of Minnesota • #MNCities = League of Minnesota Cities • Movies & TV – TV or a Movie Use Hashtags • #TFIOS = The Fault in Our Stars • #HIMYMFinale = How I Met Your Mother Series Finale
  13. 13. What Are People Saying About You/Organization? • Search Yourself – Find out what people are saying about you – Positive Info: Favorite It, Retweet It • Let people know you exist – Negative Info: Start a Conversation • @mention them • Direct Message Them
  14. 14. Sharing Links • URL Shorteners (Save on Characters) • Non-Tracking Shortner – Tinyurl.com – Ow.ly • Tracking Shortener – Bitly.com
  15. 15. The Do’s of Twitter • Have a Public Profile • Put in Your Location • Practice Twitter Reciprocity – Follow Your Followers – Retweet Your @Mentions – Favorite Your @Mentions
  16. 16. The Don’ts of Twitter • DO NOT link your Facebook Account to Twitter. • DO NOT use more than two hashtags in a Tweet. • DO NOT leave your bio empty.
  17. 17. Twitter Tools • www.Hootsuite.com • https://tweetdeck.twitter.com • http://www.twitonomy.com/ • www.Klout.com
  18. 18. THE END Statistics Came From: • biz.civicscience.com • Citydata.com

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