Twitter101

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An introduction to the mechanics of how to use Twitter given to the Faculty and Staff of the Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts on April 12, 2012.

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Twitter101

  1. 1. Margaret Portier @tophile Jennifer Liddy Tweet @jennliddy ? 101 WHAT THE TWEET?#Tw101VP An introduction to the social network.
  2. 2. What is a social network? A network of people  Social media is the who are linked platform for two-way together through information relationships with exchange. others. Social networking is engaging with other members of your network.
  3. 3. What is ? A short intro.
  4. 4. Start an account. www.twitter.co m
  5. 5. What is a Tweet? 140 character status update.
  6. 6. Composing A Tweet 140 characters May contain:  URLs  #hashtags  Mentions  Retweets  Modified Retweets Add an image Add a location
  7. 7. Composing A Tweet 140 characters May contain:  URLs  #hashtags  Mentions  Retweets  Modified Retweets Add an image Add a location
  8. 8. Composing A Tweet 140 characters May contain:  URLs  #hashtags  Mentions  Retweets  Modified Retweets Add an image Add a location
  9. 9. Composing A Tweet 140 characters May contain:  URLs  #hashtags  Mentions  Retweets  Modified Retweets Add an image Add a location
  10. 10. Composing A Tweet 140 characters May contain:  URLs  #hashtags  Mentions  Retweets  Modified Retweets Add an image Add a location
  11. 11. Try it out!Compose a tweet! Hello world!
  12. 12. What are #Hashtags? Keywords or phrases.
  13. 13. What are #Hashtags? Any term preceded  Identifier by a #  Conference (ex.  Can be a phrase #ALA11) with no spaces or  Class (ex. other punctuation #rotoloclass) Keyword  Chat (ex. #libchat)  People interested in  Not case-sensitive the same topic can find you
  14. 14. Try it out!Compose a tweet that includes#Tw101VPA. #Tw101VPA
  15. 15. What is a Mention? A way to interact with other Twitter users.
  16. 16. Mentions Using @ and a Twitter  Here’s the tricky part: username, you can  Using @username send a message to within a Tweet, is another user. public. Anyone who follows you will see it. Used for:  Using @username as  Tagging the very first  Giving credit characters in a Tweet  Sharing information make it semi-private.  Replying Only those who follow you both will see it in their timelines, but anyone can find it in a search.
  17. 17. Examples!
  18. 18. What is a direct message? Private message to another user.
  19. 19. Try it out!Tweet @ us! @tophile @jennliddy
  20. 20. This is the user I follow. Look what@bandie r This is where I canTweeted! interact. What is a Retweet? Sharing someone else’s Tweet with your followers.
  21. 21. This is the user I follow. Look what@bandie r This is where I canTweeted! interact. What is a Retweet? Sharing someone else’s Tweet with your followers.
  22. 22. This is the user I follow. Look what@bandie r This is where I canTweeted! interact. What is a Retweet? Sharing someone else’s Tweet with your followers.
  23. 23. Retweet and Modified RetweetRetweet (RT) Modified Retweet (MT) Click on Retweet  Good manners Copies the exact  If you want to add a text of the Tweet personal note or Add a note or comment and have mention without to modify the changing the original text, use MT original Tweet, use instead of RT RT
  24. 24. Retweet and Modified RetweetRetweet (RT) Modified Retweet (MT) Click on Retweet  Good manners Copies the exact  If you want to add a text of the Tweet personal note or Add a note or comment and have mention without to modify the changing the original text, use MT original Tweet, use instead of RT RT
  25. 25. Retweet and Modified RetweetRetweet (RT) Modified Retweet (MT) Click on Retweet  Good manners Copies the exact  If you want to add a text of the Tweet personal note or Add a note or comment and have mention without to modify the changing the original text, use MT original Tweet, use instead of RT RT
  26. 26. Retweet and Modified RetweetRetweet (RT) Modified Retweet (MT) Click on Retweet  Good manners Copies the exact  If you want to add a text of the Tweet personal note or Add a note or comment and have mention without to modify the changing the original text, use MT original Tweet, use instead of RT RT
  27. 27. Retweet and Modified RetweetRetweet (RT) Modified Retweet (MT) Click on Retweet  Good manners Copies the exact  If you want to add a text of the Tweet personal note or Add a note or comment and have mention without to modify the changing the original text, use MT original Tweet, use instead of RT RT
  28. 28. Retweet and Modified RetweetRetweet (RT) Modified Retweet (MT) Click on Retweet  Good manners Copies the exact  If you want to add a text of the Tweet personal note or Add a note or comment and have mention without to modify the changing the original text, use MT original Tweet, use instead of RT RT
  29. 29. Retweet and Modified RetweetRetweet (RT) Modified Retweet (MT) Click on Retweet  Good manners Copies the exact  If you want to add a text of the Tweet personal note or Add a note or comment and have mention without to modify the changing the original text, use MT original Tweet, use instead of RT RT
  30. 30. DON’T PANIC! Using the Retweet function is easy! Don’t worry about using RT or MT until you are comfortable with Retweet Twitter programs have different ways of Retweeting  Hootsuite  Tweet Deck  Twitter.com  Twitter for Mac
  31. 31. Try it out!Search for the hashtag #Tw101VPA.Find an interesting Tweet.Retweet it! Retweet!
  32. 32. Margaret Portier @tophile Jennifer Liddy @jennliddy Huh? DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW TO USE ?#Tw101VP Tweet us any time @tophile and @jennliddy
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