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To Tweet Or Not To Tweet Third Round
To Tweet Or Not To Tweet Third Round
To Tweet Or Not To Tweet Third Round
To Tweet Or Not To Tweet Third Round
To Tweet Or Not To Tweet Third Round
To Tweet Or Not To Tweet Third Round
To Tweet Or Not To Tweet Third Round
To Tweet Or Not To Tweet Third Round
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Introduction to Twitter.

Introduction to Twitter.

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  • 1. To Tweet or Not to Tweet? A Short Introduction to Twitter Laura Leavitt Labor Relations & Business Librarian January 8, 2010
  • 2. … What Is It? <ul><li>Microblog – meant to answer the question “What are you doing?” </li></ul><ul><li>Limited to 140 characters </li></ul><ul><li>Follow and are followed </li></ul><ul><li>Public forum </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul>
  • 3. How Can I Use It? <ul><ul><li>Keep informed – follow news, trade associations, govt. agencies, subject experts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social / collective action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. Some Basics… <ul><ul><li>Retweets – RT @Mashable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hashtags - #sla2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(see http://hashtags.org ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct messages (private) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D leavitt9 How are you today? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Following / Unfollowing </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. The Fail Whale
  • 6. Current Users ( Source: http://www.alexa.com )
  • 7. Twitter Demographics
  • 8. Twitter &amp; Privacy <ul><li>Posting on Twitter means: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your updates appear in Twitter’s public timeline — a flowing river of every member’s status. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone can see your Twitter updates. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your Twitter updates can be indexed by search engines … including Google! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Possible dangers include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Privacy violations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Threats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impersonation- Oh MY! </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. Twitter &amp; Privacy <ul><li>To enhance your privacy on Twitter: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Protect your tweets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use discretion when posting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Block users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report violations </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Additional Resources <ul><li>MSU Libraries Twitter Guide: http:// libguides.lib.msu.edu /twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Contact information: </li></ul><ul><li>Laura L. Leavitt </li></ul><ul><li>Labor Relations and Business Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>MSU Gast Business Library </li></ul><ul><li>50 Law College Building </li></ul><ul><li>East Lansing, MI 48824-1300 </li></ul><ul><li>517-355-4647 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: leavitt9 </li></ul>

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