Twitter... what's all the fuss about?

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A snapshot of what it is, where it came from, how to use it... and what's next

A snapshot of what it is, where it came from, how to use it... and what's next

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  • 1. Twitter... what's all the fuss about?
  • 2. A snapshot of what it is, where it came from, how to use it... and what's next
  • 3. 6 million unique visitors Year 900% 1 million unique visitors Jan 08 Mar 08 May 08 Jul 08 Sep 08 Nov 08 Jan 09 Source: compete.com
  • 4. Rank UV Monthly Visits Previous Rank 1. facebook.com 68,557,534 1,191,373,339 2 2. myspace.com 58,555,800 810,153,536 1 3. twitter.com 5,979,052 54,218,536 22 4. flixster.com 7,979,052 43,389,974 10 5. linkedin.com 11,274,190 42,744,438 9 Source: compete.com
  • 5. 2006 Photos by Jack Dorsey http://flickr.com/photos/jackdorsey/ & Sagolla http://www.flickr.com/photos/dominic/
  • 6. Followers Following Tweet Tweet Tweet Tweet Tweet Tweet malbonster malbonster
  • 7. @ username + message Directs a Tweet at another person
  • 8. @allisonyochim Drunk dude face planting into the subway door just made my night allisonyochim IanDarling
  • 9. D username + message Sends someone a private message
  • 10. D paulcarvill I *know* orange Smarties do actually taste of orange. But I swear the others taste better when segregated paulcarvill jemimakiss
  • 11. Tweet A message of 140 characters or less
  • 12. Twitter username Favourite this tweet 140 character limit guardiantechMonty Python DVD sales soar thanks to You- Tube clips http://bit.ly/Bfros 34 minutes ago from Tweetdeck App Avatar Reply to tweet Timestamp
  • 13. (RT) Re-Tweeting Repeating someone else’s tweet to amplify its effect To give them credit use RT@’username’
  • 14. #Skittles has changed its entire homepage to a Twitter search - brave! http://skittles.com/ #skittles #Skittles has changed its entire homepage to onster ’s fol a Twitter search - brave! lb http://skittles.com/ l #skittles a m ow e RT @mashable rs #Skittles has changed its entire homepage to a Twitter search - brave!... m a RT mashable #Skittles has changed its sh entire... ab le’s follower juxtapozed RT@mashable ju #Skittles has changed s its entire homepage to malbonster xt a Twitter search - brave!... ap ozed’s follo #Skittles has changed its entire homepage to a Twitter search - w er s brave! http://skittles.com/ RT @mashable #Skittles has changed its entire #skittles homepage to a Twitter... mashable
  • 15. Search Human powered search
  • 16. # Hashtags Helps you filter all discussion relevant to a specific event
  • 17. c.5 million tweets a day #W at c Seeing Watchmen sneak preview today! hm Awesome! en Watchmen Watchmen #Mich Twestival # ae lJ Michael Jackson Chicago #Twestival Pics from @martinjon ac http://tinyurl.com/ct-pics kso #Twestival n Michael Jackson CNN reports Michael Jackson announcing a #Twestival raised comeback nearly $6,000 in LA alone, almost $250,000 worldwide
  • 18. #twestival There was a #Twestival recently - I couldn't attend but a few #Adelaide Tweeps met We've had #twestival, for coffee and chin-wag now we have tweet-a- thon: Chicago #Twestival tweetathon2009.com/ Pics from @martinjon http://tinyurl.com/ct- pics Thanks @exposureleeds for donating $41 to #twestival from sales of #Twestival raised tickets nearly $6,000 in LA alone, almost $250,000 worldwide
  • 19. 5 things you need to remember
  • 20. Provide some bio info, an avatar and customise your page and location
  • 21. Use shortened URLs
  • 22. Tweet Tweet Give and take
  • 23. DON’T http://www.flickr.com/photos/63056612@N00/155554663/ by freezelight
  • 24. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ram_/1637873367/ by ram.
  • 25. ing s ow nd ie ll o Fr F News Wor k ies n You a Comp Fa mily TweetDeck Apps like this make it easy to manage groups & search
  • 26. ign/Creative Comme m pa rce Ca #skittles versation Currency Con
  • 27. Mad Men
  • 28. towerbridge: I am opening for the Yacht Aviva, which is passing upstream. Objects tweeting Tower Bridge
  • 29. MarsPhoenix What's up on Mars? An analysis of the atmosphere has interesting implications! Briefing at 2pm ET on www.nasa.gov/ntv Objects tweeting Nasa Mars Rover (Planets not to scale)
  • 30. http://portfolio.menscher.com/itp/kickbee/ Kickbee When a kick is detected, a Twitter message is posted via the Twitter API http://portfolio.menscher.com/itp/kickbee/ Corey Menscher ©2008
  • 31. twitchhiker On 1st March, I’ll attempt to travel as far around the world as possible in 30 days, relying only on the goodwill of people using Twitter
  • 32. Twaiku Twaiku are mostly meant to tell a story or to get a message across – different from the more descriptive, elegaic tone and purpose of traditional haiku.
  • 33. #mumbai Oberio hotel new blast just reported. Rescue forces inside hotel. #mumbai >50 people rescued from Taj Hotel #mumbai Attack photo stream http://flickr. com/photos/vinu/ #mumbai 87 reported dead 200 injured. mumbaiattack : Hospital update. Shots still being fired. Also Metro cinema next door Citizen news During the #Mumbai terrorist attacks there were 80 tweets every 5 seconds
  • 34. The future
  • 35. Tweet Tweet Tweet Tweet Tweet Tweet Tweet Tweet Tweet Tweet Tweet Tweet Tweet Tweet Tweet http://www.flickr.com/photos/gustavog/9708628/ by GustavoG
  • 36. http://tinyurl.com/ckkdmb
  • 37. Credits @madebymany www.madebymany.co.uk @bbhlabs www.twitter.com/bbhlabs United States UK