July 2010 Meeting What the Heck is Twitter & How Do I Use It?
Twitter Terminology Tweet: term for update; must be within 140 characters. Example: Did you see the tweet from @marcusclarkus? He tweeted about SIFE! Retweet (RT): term for reposting messages that you find useful, relevant, entertaining, etc. A great way to pay it forward! Example: RT @LowesRecruiting: We are hosting the #sifeccn summer meeting Wed/Thurs this week Follow tag for all updates and happenings great sessions & speakers. Direct Message (DM) – private message you don’t want broadcasted sent between twitter users. Can only be exchanged if each user follows the other. Example: Mark – What is your email address? We could set up a call, too. 417.575.3555. Hashtag: markers used to “tag” updates, or tweets, as it relates to the subject matter. Users can search for the hashtag a number of different ways. Example: Don’t forget to join us for the BONUS session, “What the Heck is Twitter?” at #sifeccn!
Twitter describes itself as, “a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?”
Twitter 101 Resources From your computer: Twitter.com (www.twitter.com) – recommended for light users Tweetdeck (www.tweetdeck.com) HootSuite (www.hootsuite.com) From your iPhone, Blackberry, or Droid Twitter (official client) Tweetdeck *iPhone only Echofon *iPhone only Ubertwitter (www.ubertwitter.com) *Blackberry only
Additional resources: Tracking or following hashtags: What the Hashtag (www.wthashtag.com) *search “#sifeccn” for full transcript of the meeting, statistics, and more! TweetGrid (www.tweetgrid.com) Twitter Search (www.search.twitter.com) Ultimate Social Media Resource: www.mashable.com Twitter 101
Follow Us! Twitter: www.twitter.com/kbaumann Follow SIFE USA on Twitter! www.twitter.com/sifeUSA Follow those that tweeted from the meeting, using the #sifeccnhashtag: http://tweepml.org/SIFE-CCN-July-2010/
Two Things Let’s keep it interactive! Ask questions Use your tech powers for good Share the experience with others Tweet about it (add #sifeccn to your updates) Get LinkedIn
Contact Information Kirk Baumann Director of Career Connections SIFE World Headquarters LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kbaumann Twitter: www.twitter.com/kbaumann Follow SIFE USA on Twitter! www.twitter.com/sifeUSA Facebook: www.facebook.com/sifeusa