Twitter Exercises Handout
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Twitter Exercises Handout






Total Views
Views on SlideShare
Embed Views



0 Embeds 0

No embeds


Upload Details

Uploaded via as Adobe PDF

Usage Rights

CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike LicenseCC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike LicenseCC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Twitter Exercises Handout Twitter Exercises Handout Document Transcript

  • Getting Started with Twitter Matt Lingard, LSE, Links: Step 1: Create an Account 1. Go to 2. Click on “Get Started Now” & follow the instructions Important – Skip the next two steps of the set up and DON’T click Finish! 3. 4. Write your twitter username on the attached Post-it! Step 2: Start posting updates 1. On Home type what you are doing / thinking etc & click Update - 140 character max! Twitter Update box 2. Keep posting regularly throughout this workshop! Step 3: Update your profile 1. Click on Settings & update your bio, location & time zone. Add your website & a picture if you have them. 2. View the results on your Profile page ( Step 4: Find some people to follow 1. Use Find People (at the top of your Twitter homepage) or simply type a profile URL: a. Some conference names - timbuckteeth GrahamAtwell jamesclay b. Some famous names – DowningStreet BarackObama stephenfry bbcnews c. In the room! Twitter Tip: Use to save Step 5: Post some more updates… characters! 1. Regular updates (try including a link) #pelc09 1
  • @ reply button 2. Replies - Use the reply icon (above) to send an @username reply to one of your new friends @ reply example 3. Mentions - Use @username within an update to reference someone Note: Mentions will appear on the homepages of all your followers. Replies usually only appear on the homepages of the person you are replying to and any shared followers. Step 6: Search for “what’s happening now?” 1. Use (Search link at the bottom of your homepage) to see what’s happening now! Try #pelc09 (the conference tag) Hashtags: are used to identify & find related updates #pelc09 is Step 7: If time… the conference hashtag 1. Change your homepage design (Settings > Design) 2. Set up your Mobile and text to Twitter (Settings > Mobile) 3. Send a Direct Message (private) to one of your friends 4. Retweet (forward) an update made by one of your friends. You type the “RT @” then copy-&-paste the original update A ‘retweet’ This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non- Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License. #pelc09 2