twitter 101
“short bursts of inconsequential
information”
what is it?
• Social media “micro-blogging” platform
• Launched July 2006
• One of the ten most visited websites
140 characters
• why?
• mobile messaging
– worldwide standard of SMS/text messages is 160
characters
why use it?
• public
• large reach
• fast
composing a tweet
•
•
•
•
•

brevity and clarity-you need BOTH
timing is key
don’t “plagiarize”
Google/Snopes “facts” befo...
The lingo
• @-links to someone’s profile/mention. Like
“tagging.”
• Avatar-profile picture
• Direct Message/DM-private twe...
• #FF- “Follow Friday”
• #-hashtag. Used to mark words/keywords. NO
SPACES.
• Lists
• MT-Modified Tweet. Like a retweet, b...
Retweet
• RT
• Noun and verb!
• Check the source before retweeting
• Timeline-your personal collection of tweets,
composed of everyone you follow.
• Timestamp-time indicating when a tweet w...
Let’s tweet together!
• Open twitter and log in
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Twitter 101

  1. 1. twitter 101 “short bursts of inconsequential information”
  2. 2. what is it? • Social media “micro-blogging” platform • Launched July 2006 • One of the ten most visited websites
  3. 3. 140 characters • why? • mobile messaging – worldwide standard of SMS/text messages is 160 characters
  4. 4. why use it? • public • large reach • fast
  5. 5. composing a tweet • • • • • brevity and clarity-you need BOTH timing is key don’t “plagiarize” Google/Snopes “facts” before posting Watch. Your. Language.
  6. 6. The lingo • @-links to someone’s profile/mention. Like “tagging.” • Avatar-profile picture • Direct Message/DM-private tweets, but be careful • Favorite-indicate you like something, acknowledge receipt of it. • Follow/Following/Followers
  7. 7. • #FF- “Follow Friday” • #-hashtag. Used to mark words/keywords. NO SPACES. • Lists • MT-Modified Tweet. Like a retweet, but use if you change the tweet in any way. • OH-Overheard • Promoted Tweets-twitter’s version of ads. We will get to this! • Reply-responding to someone’s tweet
  8. 8. Retweet • RT • Noun and verb! • Check the source before retweeting
  9. 9. • Timeline-your personal collection of tweets, composed of everyone you follow. • Timestamp-time indicating when a tweet was sent • Trend/trending-what’s popular on twitter right now. Can set locally, regionally, nationally. • URL-Uniform Resource Locator
  10. 10. Let’s tweet together! • Open twitter and log in
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