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"Getting Started With Twitter" presentation by Keith Engwall, given at MDMLG in Ypsilanti, MI 03-14-2013

"Getting Started With Twitter" presentation by Keith Engwall, given at MDMLG in Ypsilanti, MI 03-14-2013

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  • 1. Getting Started With Twitter (so THAT’S what I’m supposed to do with this thing) Keith EngwallAssistant Professor, Web & Emerging Technologies Librarian Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine engwall@oakland.edu @librariandad
  • 2. A Little Background
  • 3. Twitter Tips• Treat Twitter as a resource• You don’t have to tweet to use Twitter• Follow people for what they have to say
  • 4. Anatomy of a Tweet
  • 5. AUTHOR’S NAME AUTHOR’S USERNAME TWITTER HANDLE WHEN POSTED TOPIC WHOM KEYWORD HASHTAG MENTION TWEET IS (abbreviation) TO/ABOUT 140CHARACTERS OR LESS SHARED BY POST TWEET: SHARE THIS REPLY TO RETWEET FAVORITE RETWEETED BY (you subscribe “@nygenome (with people “LIKE” / SAVE THIS TWEET THIS TWEET THIS TWEET to their feed) @EricTopol…” who follow you)
  • 6. Twitter Glossary• FOLLOW: subscribe• TWEET: 140 character message• USERNAME (@librariandad): twitter handle• RETWEET: share tweet• HASHTAG (“#hcsm”): keyword (abbreviated subject)• MENTION (“…@librariandad…”): whom tweet is to/about…• REPLY (“@librariandad…”): tweet back “to” someone…• FAVORITE ( ): like / save tweethttps://support.twitter.com/articles/166337-the-twitter-glossary#
  • 7. Twitter TipsWhen you see a tweet of interest…• Click on the author to find more about them• Click on users “mentioned” in tweet• Click on hashtags to find related tweets• Retweet• Favorite• Reply
  • 8. Creating Twitter Account
  • 9. Twitter Tips• Search for people to follow by interest keywords• Don’t follow people just because they’re friends• Create separate Twitter accounts for different purposes• One Twitter account per e-mail address• Gmail: user+alias@gmail.com -> user@gmail.com
  • 10. Twitter Interface
  • 11. Twitter Tips• Review your e-mail notification settings• Use lists to fine tune your twitter feeds• Occasionally check your followers to see if they’d be good to follow back
  • 12. Twitter Apps
  • 13. Twitter Tips• Try the official Twitter app first• Test only one app at a time• Pay attention to the setup steps• Check your Twitter account for a while after using a new app• Revoke access to any app you decide not to use
  • 14. Q&A