Understand hashtags and how to tweet with hashtags can help you understand the value of Twitter
PUT THIS IN CHAT POD: Attending #netlit webinar: Twitter Hashtags for conferences, causes, chats http://www.extension.org/learn/event/306 #netlitmtg
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Twitter - Twitter can be a rich source of information...
because of the conversation and links to rich resources..and...
....mainly by the people that we make connections with... Mentionmap of AleXNetLit CHATPOD LINK: http://mentionmapp.com/ AlexNetLit - fictional persona (by NLCOP) is just getting started on Twitter. Her connections grow as she makes new [valued] connections. You can know more about her and how she helps professionals understand social media in the first Network Literacy CoP. CHATPOD LINK: http://www.extension.org/learn/event/303
So since the value of Twitter = value of your connections, finding people is important. This can take time to build your followers list (especially if you are new - or have few connections on Twitter that you know of....) You can use directories like wefollow, CHAT POD LINK: http://wefollow.com/ but often times directories point to people with huge followers lists...so potential interaction (and value) can be limited if this is mostly the types of people you follow.
Twitter will also give you ideas of who to follow...many times these are good suggestions, but this can take time to build
Hashtags are a way people can come together around an interest/topic/event CHATPOD LINK: http://mentionmapp.com/ AlexNetLit - fictional persona (by NLCOP) is just getting started on Twitter. Her connections grow as she makes new [valued] connections. You can know more about her and how she helps professionals understand social media in the first Network Literacy CoP. CHATPOD LINK: http://www.extension.org/learn/event/303
Serendipity. Bob Bertsh of NDSU talked about this in the first Network Literacy CoP meeting. By tweeting with a hashtag, you can immerse yourself in a interactive space in much the same way you would at a conference or event. You can tweet with multiple hashtags and weave discussion between multiple (in this case two groups (CESValue + Minnesota) of interest through a single tweet INSERT CHATPOD LINK: http://www.extension.org/learn/event/303 In this CESValue example - a tag to describe the great work being done across Cooperative Extension.....anyone can express this value (no clearing house is needed to do so).
The hashtag gathers the tweets into one thread. MUExtension North Carolina Extension MSU Extension eXtension Military Families Vince Verbeke on behalf of Penn State. The CESValue hashtag can continually demonstrate the value one story at a time.
..Hashtags are used in many ways. Twitter Hashtags, a # sign followed by a keyword, can be used in several different ways (and some to be thought of yet). Cause, Chat/Meetup, Backchannel....Sometimes these 3 different ways to use a hashtag blur...like when an event leads people to a cause or a scheduled chat just doesn’t want to end because it’s so beneficial to the participants
ACTIVITY: FIND HASHTAGS OF INTEREST CHATPOD LINK http://twitter.com/#!/search-home You can do this signed in or signed out.If you are signed out/don't have an account you can still view this. (you just won't be able to follow them) SEARCH ON on #netlit Who do you see? If you are signed in, ClICK/FOLLOW those you might like to follow from this hashtag stream. SEARCH ON #netlitmtg - This is just for webinars and meetings (a smaller subsection of tweets for network literacy). SEARCH AUDIENCE EXAMPLE – TYPE IN A KEYWORD OR PHRASE THAT YOU ARE INTERESTED IN. NOW LOOK FOR ANY HASHTAGS SURROUNDING THOSE TWEETS. OPEN TWITTER.COM Now let's tweet with the hashtag. (NEXT SLIDE)
ACTIVITY - TWEET THIS SAMPLE TWEET: Anything with the #netlitmtg and any other hashtag. -Go to search.twitter. Look for #netlitmtg and click on other people's hashtags, see the stream -Follow people that you may not have followed yet
Search.twitter.com and search for #netlitmtg
TWUBS is an example of a tool that makes tweeting for chats/meetups or events easier. CHATPOD LINK: http://twubs.com/netlitmtg TWUBS is a service that pulls all tweets around a hashtag...a similar service TweetChat calls these rooms. (Note these are not private...everything you say is searchable and discoverable via search.twitter.com ) Tw ubs will automatically insert the hashtag for you.
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Twitter #Hashtags for conferences, causes, chats, and connecting with people of similar interests. Karen Jeannette, John Dorner, Steve Judd We welcome you to tweet about this Webinar using the hashtag: #netlitmtg http://www.extension.org/learn/event/306