Why Use Twitter

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I've been asked this question a lot lately, and I ended up not having lunch plans today, so I used my lunch break to throw this together. :)

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Why Use Twitter

  1. why use twitter? a slideshare presentation by lauren pressley
  2. that’s a common question lately
  3. …with no easy answer…
  4. twitter is different for different people
  5. a place to hang out
  6. <ul><li>stay online throughout the day: </li></ul><ul><li>find out what people are thinking about </li></ul><ul><li>learn what your friends do in moments of down time </li></ul><ul><li>laugh at brand-new memes </li></ul><ul><li>share photos and blog posts in real time </li></ul>
  7. a place to meet people
  8. <ul><li>lots of people use twitter! </li></ul><ul><li>old friends </li></ul><ul><li>classmates </li></ul><ul><li>colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>family </li></ul><ul><li>potential friends </li></ul>
  9. a place to network
  10. <ul><li>follow colleagues! </li></ul><ul><li>find out what’s going on in colleagues’ work lives </li></ul><ul><li>share ideas and brainstorm </li></ul><ul><li>find out who will be at conferences </li></ul><ul><li>find people to co-present or write with </li></ul>
  11. a human search engine
  12. <ul><li>add enough people and you have your own search engine! </li></ul><ul><li>ask for recommendations on products </li></ul><ul><li>ask if people have tried your idea </li></ul><ul><li>ask for input for presentations </li></ul>
  13. a window to what people are thinking
  14. <ul><li>twitter has a tracking feature that lets you see what people are saying about your topic of interest! </li></ul><ul><li>track a word like “library” and see every time the word is mentioned! </li></ul>
  15. a way to bridge internet and phone
  16. <ul><li>you can see your messages on the internet and on your phone! </li></ul><ul><li>see family members and close friends on your phone and everyone else on the web </li></ul><ul><li>if you’ll be away from the web, you can get all your tweets on your phone </li></ul><ul><li>standard rates do apply </li></ul>
  17. a place to experiment
  18. <ul><li>twitter is still fairly new, you can come up with new uses! </li></ul><ul><li>try an account for marketing purposes </li></ul><ul><li>see how it works for business communications </li></ul><ul><li>see if you think the text message feature is useful </li></ul><ul><li>share your successes with the twitter community! </li></ul>
  19. what could it be for you?
  20. you’ll have to give it a go to find out!
  21. photo credits <ul><li>Question: http://flickr.com/photos/mworrell/266913194 </li></ul><ul><li>Rubic’s cube: http://flickr.com/photos/bitterlysweet/33358201/ </li></ul><ul><li>London: http://flickr.com/photos/olivierclaurent/764482764/ </li></ul><ul><li>Cheers bar: http://flickr.com/photos/itodd76/750818704/ </li></ul><ul><li>Meet: http://flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/253927535/ </li></ul><ul><li>Network: http://flickr.com/photos/beija-flor/194769725/ </li></ul><ul><li>Human Search Engine: http://flickr.com/photos/c2k2e/108326319/ </li></ul><ul><li>Windows: http://flickr.com/photos/marioraffin/368414252/ </li></ul><ul><li>Internet & phone: http://flickr.com/photos/daviddmuir/407164501/ </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment: http://flickr.com/photos/malingering/1337570468/ </li></ul><ul><li>Lady: http://flickr.com/photos/meredithfarmer/464784222/ </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter whale: http://flickr.com/photos/injelea/2116719153/ </li></ul>

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