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Twitter Basics<br />
Twitter Described<br />“Part blog, part social networking site, and part cell phone/IM tool. It is designed to let users d...
Twitter Search<br />
Trending Topics<br />"most breaking" news stories from across the world; hottest emerging trends and topics of discussion ...
Platform Independent<br />Twitter messages, referred to as “tweets” can be sent and received from multiple platforms:<br /...
The Web: Twitter.com<br />
Twitter App: Smart Phone<br />
Twitter App: iPad<br />
SMS<br />Account can be configured to allow for messages to be sent via SMS to 40404<br />
http://www.editorsweblog.org/multimedia/2009/01/twitter_first_off_the_mark_with_hudson_p.php<br />
Election Coverage on Twitter<br />http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/election.pulse<br />
Iranian Election Protests & Twitter<br />http://www.newsweek.com/2009/06/25/a-twitter-timeline-of-the-iran-election.html<b...
Haiti Earthquake<br />http://mashable.com/2010/01/12/haiti-earthquake-pictures<br />
Following Others<br />Following someone on Twitter means:<br />a) you are subscribing to their Tweets as a Follower<br />b...
Followers<br />People who receive your tweets<br />
Anatomy of a Tweet<br />
Hashtag (#)<br />The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically...
@Mention<br />Any Twitter update that contains @username anywhere in the body of the Tweet. (Yes, this means that replies ...
@Reply<br />Public reply to another Twitter user, always beginning with @username<br />
Retweet (RT)<br />Tweet that is reposted to your followers, either by clicking the “Retweet” link on the Twitter website o...
Direct Message (D)<br />private message sent via Twitter to one of your followers<br />
Favorites<br />Favorites, represented by a small star icon next to a Tweet, are most commonly used when users like a Tweet...
Lists<br />Collections of other users<br />
Extending Twitter<br />
Getting More Out of Twitter<br />Clients<br />TweetDeck<br />HootSuite<br />Seesmic<br />Apps<br />Official Twitter App<br...
TweetDeck<br />
HootSuite<br />
Seesmic<br />
Twitter App (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)<br />
TweetDeck(iPad)<br />
Shortening URLs: bit.ly<br />
TwitPic: Photos<br />
yFrog: Photos & Videos<br />
Screencasts: Screenr<br />
twtpoll<br />
Twitterfeed<br />
More Resources<br />https://sites.google.com/site/twitterinedu/resources<br />
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slides from Jason Rhode's presentation on Twitter Basics & Extensions as part of the online session, "Using Twitter for Teaching, Learning and Professional Development in Higher Education"; complete online handout and archived session are available at http://bit.ly/twitterinedu

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    1. 1. Twitter Basics<br />
    2. 2. Twitter Described<br />“Part blog, part social networking site, and part cell phone/IM tool. It is designed to let users describe what they are doing or thinking at a given moment, in 140 characters or less” <br />– Educause 7 Things You Should Know About Twitter<br />2<br />
    3. 3. Twitter Search<br />
    4. 4. Trending Topics<br />"most breaking" news stories from across the world; hottest emerging trends and topics of discussion on Twitter<br />
    5. 5. Platform Independent<br />Twitter messages, referred to as “tweets” can be sent and received from multiple platforms:<br />Web-based Twitter account<br />Software client on any desktop or laptop <br />Twitter app on smart phone<br />Twitter app on tablet<br />SMS from any phone<br />The same Twitter account can be accessed from any of the above platforms!<br />
    6. 6. The Web: Twitter.com<br />
    7. 7. Twitter App: Smart Phone<br />
    8. 8. Twitter App: iPad<br />
    9. 9. SMS<br />Account can be configured to allow for messages to be sent via SMS to 40404<br />
    10. 10. http://www.editorsweblog.org/multimedia/2009/01/twitter_first_off_the_mark_with_hudson_p.php<br />
    11. 11. Election Coverage on Twitter<br />http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/election.pulse<br />
    12. 12. Iranian Election Protests & Twitter<br />http://www.newsweek.com/2009/06/25/a-twitter-timeline-of-the-iran-election.html<br />
    13. 13. Haiti Earthquake<br />http://mashable.com/2010/01/12/haiti-earthquake-pictures<br />
    14. 14. Following Others<br />Following someone on Twitter means:<br />a) you are subscribing to their Tweets as a Follower<br />b) their updates will appear in your timeline<br />c) that person has permission to send you private Tweets, called direct messages<br />
    15. 15. Followers<br />People who receive your tweets<br />
    16. 16. Anatomy of a Tweet<br />
    17. 17. Hashtag (#)<br />The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages.<br />
    18. 18. @Mention<br />Any Twitter update that contains @username anywhere in the body of the Tweet. (Yes, this means that replies are also considered mentions.)<br />
    19. 19. @Reply<br />Public reply to another Twitter user, always beginning with @username<br />
    20. 20. Retweet (RT)<br />Tweet that is reposted to your followers, either by clicking the “Retweet” link on the Twitter website or by beginning a tweet with RT @username<br />
    21. 21. Direct Message (D)<br />private message sent via Twitter to one of your followers<br />
    22. 22. Favorites<br />Favorites, represented by a small star icon next to a Tweet, are most commonly used when users like a Tweet and wish to save it for later.<br />
    23. 23. Lists<br />Collections of other users<br />
    24. 24. Extending Twitter<br />
    25. 25. Getting More Out of Twitter<br />Clients<br />TweetDeck<br />HootSuite<br />Seesmic<br />Apps<br />Official Twitter App<br />3rd Party Apps<br />Utilities<br />Twitterfeed<br />twtpoll<br />Shortening URLs<br />Bit.ly<br />Photos<br />TwitPic<br />yFrog<br />Video<br />yFrog<br />Screenr<br />
    26. 26. TweetDeck<br />
    27. 27. HootSuite<br />
    28. 28. Seesmic<br />
    29. 29. Twitter App (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)<br />
    30. 30. TweetDeck(iPad)<br />
    31. 31. Shortening URLs: bit.ly<br />
    32. 32. TwitPic: Photos<br />
    33. 33. yFrog: Photos & Videos<br />
    34. 34. Screencasts: Screenr<br />
    35. 35. twtpoll<br />
    36. 36. Twitterfeed<br />
    37. 37. More Resources<br />https://sites.google.com/site/twitterinedu/resources<br />
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