What is Twitter?• Twitter is an online social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts , informally known as "tweets“• Twitter messages are made public for followers to view• “Followers” are individuals who receive your “tweets”. You may also become a follower of someone else• You may follow your friends, celebrities, or websites dedicated to your interests
Who Created Twitter?• Twitter was created by Jack Dorsey in March 2006 and was launched later that July• Twitter gained worldwide popularity, with 200 million users as of 2011, generating over 200 million tweets and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day
Who Uses Twitter?• Twitter is known for celebrity tweets Does anyone know the number one followed person on twitter??
What is Twitter Used for?• Pear Analytics based in San Antonio analyzed 2,000 tweets (originating from the US and in English) over a two-week period in August 2009 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST) and separated them into six categories:]• Pointless babble – 40%• Conversational – 38%• Pass-along value – 9%• Self-promotion – 6%• Spam – 4%• News – 4%
Twitter for Teachers• Class Chatter/Class Community: Conversations inside and outside the classroom on subject material, upcoming assignments and events• Track a Word/Event or Name: Type in one of the following and track how many times it’s used in a tweet and the purpose• Instant Feedback from Teacher: Teacher is able to comment on assignments or when grades will be available etc• Follow Famous People: Follow a celebrity, politician or professional to gain knowledge for assignments• For more info visit http://academhack.outsidethetext.com/home/2008/twitter- for-academia/