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Twitter Basics & Extensions
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Twitter Basics & Extensions
Twitter Basics & Extensions
Twitter Basics & Extensions
Twitter Basics & Extensions
Twitter Basics & Extensions
Twitter Basics & Extensions
Twitter Basics & Extensions
Twitter Basics & Extensions
Twitter Basics & Extensions
Twitter Basics & Extensions
Twitter Basics & Extensions
Twitter Basics & Extensions
Twitter Basics & Extensions
Twitter Basics & Extensions
Twitter Basics & Extensions
Twitter Basics & Extensions
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Twitter Basics & Extensions
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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 …

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. Twitter Basics<br />
    • 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. Twitter Search<br />
    • 4. Trending Topics<br />"most breaking" news stories from across the world; hottest emerging trends and topics of discussion on Twitter<br />
    • 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. The Web: Twitter.com<br />
    • 7. Twitter App: Smart Phone<br />
    • 8. Twitter App: iPad<br />
    • 9. SMS<br />Account can be configured to allow for messages to be sent via SMS to 40404<br />
    • 10. http://www.editorsweblog.org/multimedia/2009/01/twitter_first_off_the_mark_with_hudson_p.php<br />
    • 11. Election Coverage on Twitter<br />http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2010/election.pulse<br />
    • 12. Iranian Election Protests & Twitter<br />http://www.newsweek.com/2009/06/25/a-twitter-timeline-of-the-iran-election.html<br />
    • 13. Haiti Earthquake<br />http://mashable.com/2010/01/12/haiti-earthquake-pictures<br />
    • 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. Followers<br />People who receive your tweets<br />
    • 16. Anatomy of a Tweet<br />
    • 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. @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. @Reply<br />Public reply to another Twitter user, always beginning with @username<br />
    • 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. Direct Message (D)<br />private message sent via Twitter to one of your followers<br />
    • 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. Lists<br />Collections of other users<br />
    • 24. Extending Twitter<br />
    • 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. TweetDeck<br />
    • 27. HootSuite<br />
    • 28. Seesmic<br />
    • 29. Twitter App (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)<br />
    • 30. TweetDeck(iPad)<br />
    • 31. Shortening URLs: bit.ly<br />
    • 32. TwitPic: Photos<br />
    • 33. yFrog: Photos & Videos<br />
    • 34. Screencasts: Screenr<br />
    • 35. twtpoll<br />
    • 36. Twitterfeed<br />
    • 37. More Resources<br />https://sites.google.com/site/twitterinedu/resources<br />

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