“The qualities that
make Twitter seem
insane and half-baked
are what makes it so
-‐ Jonathan Zi+rain
–Harvard Law Professor & Internet Expert
Twi%er is a real-‐-me
that connects you to
the latest stories,
ideas, opinions and
news at 140
characters at a -me.
Full Name, Email, Password.
Username (ex. @professorjosh)
Please note: You can
change your username in your
account seXngs at any -me, as long
as the new username is not already
Usernames must be fewer than 15
characters in length and cannot
contain "admin" or "Twi%er", in
order to avoid brand confusion.
• Tweet. A message sent via Twi%er (140 characters).
• Follow To follow someone on Twi%er is to subscribe to their tweets.
• Reply @ A Tweet posted in reply to another user's message, usually posted by clicking the "reply" bu%on next to their Tweet in your -meline. Always begins with @username.
• Retweet (RT). A repeated tweet. It some-mes used in a reply to allow everyone to see the original tweet.
• DM. A Direct Message sent via Twi%er only the recipient can see.
The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created
organically by Twi%er users as a way to categorize messages.
You can search
• “@” reply at the beginning will only show
up to those replied to or following both
you and the person replied to. Add a
period or word in front to show to
• Avatar should be a photo of you
• Fill out your bio and be wi%y
• Scheduling OK but don’t automate
• Engage, Engage, Engage
• Don’t worry about follower count, it’s
about the conversa-on.
• Save certain frequently used searches
Interac-ve conversa-on at a speciﬁc -me on Twi%er, usually
covering a speciﬁc topic using a hashtag.
Wearable Technology: Separa-ng Fact from Science Fic-on
April 30, 2014
Downtown Orlando Library
Technology – Innova-on -‐ Crea-vity
• Mashable’s The Twi%er Guide Book h%p://mashable.com/guidebook/twi%er/
• What’s a Twi%er Chat?
• How to Run a Successful Twi%er Chat
• Twi%er Dic-onary: A Guide to Understanding Twi%er Lingo
• 100 Ways to Use Twi%er in Educa-on, By Degree of Diﬀculty
• Top 100 Twi%er Tools 2012
• Learning Technology Services Valencia Twi%er: h%p://twi%er.com/LTSVALENCIA
• Professor Josh Twi%er h%p://twi%er.com/professorjosh