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Toolkit Tools Series of online workshops.

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  • 1. Toolkit Tools Series: Twitter in 30 minutes Beth Filar Williams, Coordinator of Library Services for Online &Distance Education Liane Elias, Graduate Student in Library & Information Studies at UNCG Cheryl Cross, Library Technology Support AnalystPresented by UNCG Libraries, 10/21/11
  • 2. Technical Stuff Click TALK to speak, but set Sometime up your audio first. (file – video is used audio – audio set up wizard. CHAT: Feel free to offer comments at anytime, ask questions, or chat directly with moderator. Note icons to show emotion, leave room, raise hand or answer a poll. View PARTICIPANTS. Icons will appear next to their name if they are using mic, chatting, etc.
  • 3. POLL: do you tweet?A. I have an account & tweet on occasionB. I have an account… I think?C. Haven’t joined up yet, convince me!D. Um, what’s a tweet?
  • 4. What is Twitter? ….an real-time information network made up of 140-character messages called Tweetshttp://dictionary.reference.com/browse/twitter
  • 5. Twitter History /Stats Created in March 2006 – launched in July Company based in San Francisco 200 million users as of 2011 200 million tweets over 1.6 billion search queries/dayhttp://dictionary.reference.com/browse/twitter
  • 6. Images from Twitter.com help pages
  • 7. Mobile Options
  • 8. Twitter usage?Pointless babble – 40%Conversational – 38%Pass-along value – 9%Self-promotion – 6%Spam – 4%News – 4%http://www.pearanalytics.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Twitter-Study-August-2009.pdf
  • 9. Twitter usage con’thttp://www.pearanalytics.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Twitter-Study-August-2009.pdf
  • 10. http://www.facultyfocus.com/free-reports/twitter-in-higher-education-2010-usage-habits-and-trends-of-todays-college-faculty/
  • 11. Special Report: Twitter in Higher Education 2010:Usage Habits and Trends of Today’s College? How familiar are you with Twitterhttp://www.facultyfocus.com/free-reports/twitter-in-higher-education-2010-usage-habits-and-trends-of-todays-college-faculty/
  • 12. …as a networking and professional development toolTwitter has been a tremendously useful tool for me in connecting with otherprofessors, discovering new sources and new information, teaching studentsabout some of the dynamics of not just Twitter but real-time informationsharing, and for building and continuing relationships made in real life.Its great to be able to send a quick thought to everyone & receive reactionsand connect with so many people at once--family, friends, and friends-to-be.Ive reached more people and have had more exposure as an academictweeting and blogging about higher ed than I have ever with my moretradition research and publishing.
  • 13. Twitter in Academia Class Chatter/Classroom Community Get a Sense of the World Track a Word (#awordtofollow) Track a Conference (#aconferencename) Instant Feedback Follow professionals (http://listorious.com/andrewcallahan/academics) Grammar, rule based writing, writing assignments Public notepadFrom: http://academhack.outsidethetext.com/home/2008/twitter-for-academia/
  • 14. POLL: Will you try Twitter now?A. Already using it but now I will more effectivelyB. Yes!C. MaybeD. Still not convinced it’s for me.
  • 15. Q &A?http://library.uncg.edu/info/depts/reference/instruction/Collaborate/twitter.aspx Beth Filar Williams, DE Librarian, efwilli3@uncg.edu Liane Elias, LIS Grad Student, leelias@uncg.edu