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  • 1. Twitter Talk Michael Rees School of IT A DotDolfin.com Production
  • 2. What is Twitter?
    • Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length
    • See http://dotdolfin.com for more details
    June 7, 2009 Twitter Talk
  • 3. Twitter Features
    • 140-character limit
    • Sent/received from web, client or mobile
    • Create a set of followers
    • Send replies
    • Send direct messages
    • Open API
    June 7, 2009 Twitter Talk
  • 4. Where does Twitter sit? June 7, 2009 Twitter Talk
  • 5. Twitter.com June 7, 2009 Twitter Talk
  • 6. Twitter Video June 7, 2009 Twitter Talk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSHvikBuv3Y&eurl=http://dotdolfin.com/twitter/twitter-on-video/
  • 7. Twitter Badge
    • Choose photo carefully
    June 7, 2009 Twitter Talk
  • 8. Sending Tweets
    • Regular tweets
    • Replies: start with @username
    • Direct messages: start with d username
    • Hashtags: #bushfires
    June 7, 2009 Twitter Talk
  • 9. Followers
    • Choose wisely
    • About 150 max: Dunbar’s number
    June 7, 2009 Twitter Talk
  • 10. The Twitterverse June 7, 2009 Twitter Talk
  • 11. Twitter in Education
    • Twitter for Academia
    • Class chatter both inside (if allowed) and outside: often only tangentially related
    • Classroom community carries on into the real world
    • A sense of the world: check the public tweet timeline but beware of obscene language
    • Track a word: use Twitter search to follow discussion about a topic over time (word has to be relatively uncommon)
    • Follow a professional or famous person: use Twitter search or actually follow them
    • Get instant feedback: ask a question and often receive many answers quickly
    • Public notepad: share ideas while planning, creating
    June 7, 2009 Twitter Talk
  • 12. Twitter Practical
    • Sign up: see http://dotdolfin.com/twitter/starting-with-twitter/
    • Follow: BondClassFeb09
    • Follow your fellow classmates as they are known
    June 7, 2009 Twitter Talk
  • 13. Wrap-up
    • Twitter has about 5 million users
    • According to Martin Weller Twitter is:
      • A digital water cooler
      • A stream you dip into
      • A cocktail party
      • A virtual office
      • What knowledge management always wanted to be
      • Networking for Agoraphobics
    June 7, 2009 Twitter Talk