PubCamp 08 - Alison Young - Twitter

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"Twitter - What is it and why does it matter?" - Alison Young
An introduction into the world of Twitter and the people who use it. Covering a selection of topics answering the questions of who, what, how and why? Concluding with a discussion of social networks in general and how they can work for you.

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PubCamp 08 - Alison Young - Twitter

  1. 1. Twitter What is it and why does it matter? Alison Young (@Alegrya)
  2. 2. Twitter What is is and why does it matter? Social networks and beyond Alison Young
  3. 3. The Basic Idea <ul><li>140 characters </li></ul><ul><li>What are you doing? </li></ul><ul><li>People you Follow </li></ul><ul><li>People who Follow you </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter in Plain English - video </li></ul>
  4. 4. How we Twitter <ul><li>Website- http://www.twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging- GoogleTalk, Pidgin </li></ul><ul><li>Clients- Twhirl, Snitter, OutTwit, TwitterFox </li></ul><ul><li>Mobiles- sms, m.twitter.com, Twittai </li></ul>
  5. 5. 4 Stages of Twitter <ul><li>so my friends keep talking about this Twitter thing, I guess I'll check it out </li></ul><ul><li>this is stupid, I don't get it, I can't of anything to write </li></ul><ul><li>I'm finally getting it, holy crap people are following me!! </li></ul><ul><li>I'm in traction, yet I must Twitter!! </li></ul>
  6. 6. What's the point <ul><li>Communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Meet people </li></ul><ul><li>Find a job/pimp jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Seek assistance/advice </li></ul><ul><li>Randomly abuse </li></ul><ul><li>e-Flirting </li></ul><ul><li>Bots </li></ul><ul><li>Notifications- blogs, Flickr, Seesmic </li></ul>
  7. 7. Hints for Max Fun <ul><li>Don't feel compelled to follow EVERYBODY that follows you... </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in the discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Check out who your friends are talking to </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to not care about what happens while you're not there </li></ul><ul><li>Use an aggregator to get all the tweets where you're mentioned. Tweetscan, Terraminds. </li></ul>
  8. 8. How not to Twitter <ul><li>Just for @Mediamum PennyArcade 23 rd April 2008 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Who are you freaks? <ul><li>find and follow the folks with the @'s in front of their names if you don't already </li></ul><ul><li>come along and meet fellow 'tweeps' face-to-face at various @STUB meets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>miniSTUBs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>monthly STUB meets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>interest groups pimped via Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ask around to find out about groups in your area. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Shameless self-promotion <ul><li>I'm @Alegrya – if I'm amusing to you then follow me </li></ul><ul><li>Props to @jedwhite @jodiem @funkycoda @kcarruthers @trib @eskimo_sparky @SilkCharm @NickHodge @flungabunga @dekrazee1 @dizzystuff @Mediamum @gregdwyer @jdub </li></ul><ul><li>sorry if I missed anybody here.... </li></ul>
  11. 11. When Twitter fails
  12. 12. Plenty of Social Networks <ul><li>FriendFeed </li></ul><ul><li>BrightKite </li></ul><ul><li>Plurk </li></ul><ul><li>Jaiku </li></ul><ul><li>Seesmic What are your social networks? </li></ul>

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