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Getting Started With Twitter (so THAT’S what I’m supposed to do           with this thing)                  Keith EngwallA...
A Little Background
Twitter Tips• Treat Twitter as a resource• You don’t have to tweet to use Twitter• Follow people for what they have to say
Anatomy of a Tweet
AUTHOR’S NAME        AUTHOR’S USERNAME                         TWITTER HANDLE           WHEN POSTED                      T...
Twitter Glossary• FOLLOW: subscribe• TWEET: 140 character message• USERNAME (@librariandad): twitter handle• RETWEET: shar...
Twitter TipsWhen you see a tweet of interest…• Click on the author to find more about them• Click on users “mentioned” in ...
Creating Twitter Account
Twitter Tips• Search for people to follow by interest keywords• Don’t follow people just because they’re friends• Create s...
Twitter Interface
Twitter Tips• Review your e-mail notification settings• Use lists to fine tune your twitter feeds• Occasionally check your...
Twitter Apps
Twitter Tips• Try the official Twitter app first• Test only one app at a time• Pay attention to the setup steps• Check you...
Q&A
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"Getting Started With Twitter" presentation by Keith Engwall, given at MDMLG in Ypsilanti, MI 03-14-2013

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  1. 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. 2. A Little Background
  3. 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. 4. Anatomy of a Tweet
  5. 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. 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. 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. 8. Creating Twitter Account
  9. 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. 10. Twitter Interface
  11. 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. 12. Twitter Apps
  13. 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. 14. Q&A
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