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What The Heck Is Twitter & How Do I Use It?

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Overview of Twitter: how others are using it, the benefits and some resources.

Overview of Twitter: how others are using it, the benefits and some resources.


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  • 1. July 2010 Meeting
    What the Heck is Twitter & How Do I Use It?
  • 2. 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!
  • 3. Twitter 101
    What is Twitter?
    • 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?”
    What’s the best way to use it?
    • Be authentic
    • 4. Give back (Retweet, #FollowFriday)
    • 5. Participate in network chats (#sifeccn, #jobhuntchat, #CCChat)
    • 6. Provide expertise
  • Twitter 101
    Why should I use it?
    • Personal branding
    • 7. Knowledge source
    • 8. Crowdsourcing
    • 9. Inspiration
    Who is using it?
    • Recruiters
    • 10. Job seekers
    • 11. Industry professionals
    • 12. News sources (CNN, Wall Street Journal, NY Times)
    • 13. Actors, comedians, and other celebrities
  • 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
  • 14. 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
  • 15. 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/
  • 16. 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
  • 17. 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