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    • Twitter Talk Michael Rees School of IT A DotDolfin.com Production
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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/twitter-on-video/
    • Twitter Badge
      • Choose photo carefully
      June 7, 2009 Twitter Talk
    • Sending Tweets
      • Regular tweets
      • Replies: start with @username
      • Direct messages: start with d username
      • Hashtags: #bushfires
      June 7, 2009 Twitter Talk
    • Followers
      • Choose wisely
      • About 150 max: Dunbar’s number
      June 7, 2009 Twitter Talk
    • The Twitterverse June 7, 2009 Twitter Talk
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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