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