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a introduction workshop on twitter and how to use it - set for extension professionals

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    • What is Twitter and How Can I Use It? Kyleen Burgess Area Information Management Agent Region 3
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    • What Is Twitter?
      • People want to connect
      • Asks one question - What Are you Doing?
      • Answers must be under 140 characters
      • Can be sent via mobile texting, instant messaging or the web
    • Twitter Background
      • Started in 2006
      • 2007 Twitter Inc. was founded
      • Approx. 26.5 million US users
        • 25% don’t tweet
        • 50% tweet once every 76 hrs.
      • Has it share of spam/junk
    • How’s It Work?
      • Create an account (sign up)
      • Find people to follow
      • Tweet to your hearts content
        • Remember twitter is more about what broadcasting, not so much about connecting with people
    • Who to Follow?
      • Clients
        • Ask for twitter names - search
      • Co-Workers
        • @Jbcoltrain, @rconlon
      • News Sources
        • @WAVY_News, @WAVY_Weather, @CNN_Newsroom
    • More following
      • Colleges from afar
        • @pflores @uwcesedtech
      • Information Management Agent
        • @misskyleejean, @jdorner
      • Announcement Services
        • @ncce_news, @NCStateNews
    • The Language of a Tweet
      • @ directs a tweet to another person
      • RT@ is a retweet and means that someone is reposting something else someone posted
      • # - “Hash tag” used to identify common topics/trends
    • Twitter Applications
      • Allows you to send and receive updates versus traditional log-in
      • Some work with Facebook
        • Twhirl
        • TweetDeck
        • TwitterFox
          • *all run on both Mac’s and PC’s
    • How Can I Use Twitter In Extension?
      • Program Updates
      • Program Advertising
      • Moth Counts/Planting/Harvest Conditions
      • Helpful tips/tricks/hints
        • Energy Conservation, Food Safety, Growing Together News Tips
    • @Tykerman1’s Twitter Suggestions
      • Converse – Twitter only becomes valuable, fun, interesting, entertaining, educational if you get involved.
      • Look – Find other people or businesses that interest you. Plenty of areas out there to keep you in the conversation.
      • Learn – Don’t be annoying. Learn the features of twitter. If you don’t know, ask. Someone sitting in their office or tractor will help you.
    • Thank you!
      • Kyleen Burgess - Region 3 IM agent
      • @misskyleejean