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The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
The Twittering Genealogist
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The Twittering Genealogist

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Tweets, retweets, followers, and tweeps. Unlock the mysteries of the twitterverse and discover what twitter can do for the personal family historian and professional genealogist.

Tweets, retweets, followers, and tweeps. Unlock the mysteries of the twitterverse and discover what twitter can do for the personal family historian and professional genealogist.

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  • 1. Mark Tucker
  • 2. Introductions
    • Tweeps (using Twitter)
    • Personal Family Historians
    • Professional Genealogists
    • Genealogy Societies
    • Companies
    • Organizations
    You: Me:
  • 3. How many of you use?
    • E-mail
    • Forums
    • Mailing/Discussion lists (ex: RootsWeb)
    • Wikis
    • Instant Messaging
    • Blogs
    • Facebook
    vs.
  • 4. Growth (12/08 – 12/09) 4.4M 22.8M 418%
  • 5. Growth (4/08 – 4/09) 17M
  • 6. Twitter Early Adopters ~50% of Twitter Users are 35+ years old U.S. Unique Visitor (000) Trend (Source: comScore Media Metrix)
  • 7. Sign up It only takes 140 seconds
  • 8. Recommendations
    • Use your real name
    • Link to your website
    • Include a descriptive bio
    • Choose public over protected
    • Include a photo
  • 9. Sign up Demo
  • 10. Who has never seen a Tweet before?
  • 11. What is a Tweet?
    • 140 characters or less
    • “ What’s happening?”
    • Statement, Announcement, News, Knowledge
    • Question or Answer
    • Hash tag (#genealogy)
    • Link
      • Web page
      • Video
      • Picture
  • 12. Sample Tweet 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • 13. If I tweet and nobody is following me, can it still be seen?
  • 14. Timelines Public Timeline http://twitter.com/public_timeline Your Profile http://twitter.com/marktucker Followers Home Page http://twitter.com/home Lists Following You http://twitter.com/FHExpos/fhexpo
  • 15. Links & Shortening URLs
    • Before (84):
    • http://www.thinkgenealogy.com/2010/01/09/video-the-twittering-genealogist-following/
    • After (26):
    • http:// tinyurl.com /yzt9gvu
  • 16. More on URL Shorteners
    • Will the shortened links run out?
      • bit.ly allows for 57 billion links
    • Concerns
      • Linkrot (broken links)
      • Obscures target
  • 17. Mention & Reply Mention by: Photoloom Reply by: footnoteMaven
    • @<username>
    • Public conversations
    • Q&A
  • 18. Retweet Tweet Retweet
    • A retweet is like a quote
    • Can reach a larger audience
  • 19. Old-Style Retweet Tweet by: genlighten (72 followers) Retweet by: hikari17 (289 followers) Dean Richardson Tweet by: marktucker (1357 followers) Retweet by: rootsmagic (250 followers)
  • 20. New-Style Retweet Tweet by: TomKemp Retweet by: megansmolenyak
  • 21. Direct Message
    • Like e-mail
    • Doesn’t appear on timelines
    • Private conversations
    • D <username>
  • 22. Find then Follow
    • Look in e-mails & on web sites
    • Directories & Groups
      • http://wefollow.com/twitter/genealogy
      • http://twittgroups.com/group/genealogy
      • http://twittgroups.com/group/surnames
    • Twitter Search
    • Spelunking
    • Recommendations
  • 23. Search http://search.twitter.com/ genealogy OR #genealogy OR &quot;family history&quot; -MLM Example: http://search.twitter.com/advanced http://search.twitter.com/operators
  • 24. Genealogy Follow Suggestions Companies/Organizations Individuals
    • Ancestrydotcom
    • familylink
    • familypursuit
    • FamilyTreeMag
    • FHExpos
    • footnote
    • geneabloggers
    • geni
    • genseek
    • legacyfamily
    • rootsmagic
    • rootstelevision
    • AncestryInsider
    • danlynch
    • DearMYRTLE
    • dickeastman
    • footnoteMaven
    • LisaCooke
    • Lmeitzler
    • lovegenealogy
    • megansmolenyak
    • rjseaver
    • TamuraJones
    • TheGenealogue
  • 25. Don’t Take Shortcuts
    • We get followers the
    • old fashioned way,
    • we EARN them.
  • 26. Lists
    • Follow lists without following tweeps
    • Group by relationship, organization, topics
    • Create your own or use others’ lists
    • 20 lists per account (private & public)
    • @<username>/<listname>
      • @TamuraJones/genealogists
    • http://twitter.com/<username>/<listname>
      • http://twitter.com/TamuraJones/genealogists
  • 27. Following People & Lists Demo
  • 28. TweetDeck
  • 29. Personal Family Historians
    • Surname – tweet & search
    • Connect – family historians, relatives, …
    • Share – links, knowledge, success, frustration
    • Conference/Reunion – live tweet, follow policy
    • Feedback – products, software, services
    • Promote – web site, blog, DNA study
    • Questions – ask & answer
    • Learn – news, links, blog & retweet
  • 30. Professional Genealogists
    • Promote – marketing plan, background
    • Expert – technology, specialty in bio & tweets
    • Share – projects, challenges, solutions, success
    • Conferences – attendance, speaking, booth
    • Speaking – announce 1m-1w-1d, policy
    • Books – pre-release buzz, pre-order, signings
    • Articles – title, magazine or site, published, promotions
    • Interviews – when & where to find them
  • 31. Genealogy Societies
    • Conference/Workshops – when, early bird, lodging deadline, #hashtag, policy, twitter café, virtual door prizes
    • Promote – meeting date, time, & topic; announce blog posts on twitter
    • List - officers
  • 32. Companies/Organizations
    • Buzz – new book, product, or service
    • Conference – attendance, location/booth, specials, hosting your own (see above)
    • Cruise – promote, early bird discount, reminders
    • Customer Service – search, reach out, listen
    • Feedback – ask, surveys, respond
    • Sales – sales, discounts, twitter exclusive (Dell)
    • Auction – announce, countdown to final bid
    • Software – releases, betas, bundles, promotions, training
  • 33. Personalize Your Background
  • 34. Personalize Your Background
  • 35. Personalize Your Background
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  • 38. Personalize Your Background
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  • 45. Questions
    • Twitter:
    • http://twitter.com/marktucker
    • Mail:
    • [email_address]
    • Blog:
    • www.ThinkGenealogy.com/twitter
    • Facebook:
    • http://www.facebook.com/marktucker1
    • Genealogy Wise:
    • http://www.genealogywise.com/profile/MarkTucker

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