Twitter Me This: Intro to Twitter


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  • NTEN is a community of organizations collaborating to use technology to change the world.
  • # Name – Pick a meaningful user name that you can use in all of your networks. Be consistent.# Avatar/Photo - Be easily recognizable. Select a photo and use it consistently over all other social applications.# Bio – Complete your one line bio, telling visitors a little about yourself.# Location - Put your location in your profile. This will help local Twitter users locate you.# About You Page/URL – Add a URL to allow people to learn more about YOU.# Customize Twitter – Create a custom background and promote your brand.
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  • Twitter Me This: Intro to Twitter

    1. 1. You’re All A-Twitter!<br />Presented by Holly Ross (ntenhross) & Rachel Weidinger (rachelannyes)<br />
    2. 2. Your Presenters<br />Rachel Weidinger<br />@rachelannyes<br />@commonknow<br />Holly Ross<br />@ntenhross<br />
    3. 3. Hopusekeeping<br />Ask questions any time via the chat window<br />Twittering today? Use #ntentweetand we’ll track it<br />Audio by phone: 866-740-1260 Access code: 3979111<br />ReadyTalk Help: 800-843-9166<br />Slides and recording will be sent to you via email following the presentation<br />
    4. 4. Agenda<br />What Twitter is<br />How it works<br />Options for sending and receiving updates<br />Twitter Management Options<br />Further resources<br />Q&A and wrap-up: Tweet you @bridgeconf, #bridge09! <br />
    5. 5. What is Twitter?<br /> Social networking and microblogging tool<br /> Answer this question: What Are You Doing?<br /> Your answers create a public timeline<br /> “Friends” subscribe to that timeline, and vice versa<br />
    6. 6. Who Gives a Tweet?<br /> Listening<br /> Building Buzz<br /> Community Building<br /> Learning a thing or two<br />
    7. 7. Who’s Using Twitter?<br /> 63% Male<br />Largest age demographic is 35-to-44-year-olds, or 25.9% of users.<br />
    8. 8. Nonprofits on Twitter<br />*Over 3 most recent days (not counting weekends)<br />
    9. 9. Twit-cabulary<br /> Tweet: to post an update on Twitter<br />Tweep(s): a person or people you know through Twitter<br /> Followers: the people who subscribe to your updates<br /> DM: Direct Message – a private message sent through Twitter <br />Hashtag: the # sign followed by a word. A way of identify the topics of various tweets.<br /> @: place the @ symbol before someone’s user name to specify that the message is meant just for them (though it still shows up in your public timeline<br />
    10. 10. Ready? <br /> Set up your account at – just click the big join button!<br /> Don’t rush into it! Remember that your profile is how new followers will see you:<br /> Why are you using it?<br /> Who will use it?<br /> How will you know you are succeeding?<br />SET UP YOUR ACCOUNTS TO REFLECT THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS<br />
    11. 11. Set?<br /> Once logged in, type what you’re doing in 140 characters or less<br /> Click update and voilà! Your update will be broadcast to your followers & the public timeline<br />
    12. 12. Follow!<br /> Use the Find People feature to scan your Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail address book <br /> Check out the Twitter Nonprofit Pack at<br />To find fellow Bridge attendees, check out the list of people the @BridgeConf Twitter account follows. <br />
    13. 13. How to Tweet<br /> Once logged in, type what you’re doing in 140 characters or less<br /> Click update and voilà! Your update will be broadcast to your followers & the public timeline<br /> Message someone publicly by putting an @ in front of their name in your update. This is visible on your Twitter page and is posted to the public timeline<br /> You can also privately message someone via DM (Direct Message) using the link on that person’s profile as seen at the bottom right here: <br />
    14. 14. Twitter & Privacy<br /> If you don’t want your updates to post to the public timeline and you don’t want people to be able to follow you without permission, you can lock your profile<br />If your profile is not restricted then your tweets will be visible in Google search results<br /> If the email address you used to sign up for Twitter is in someone’s address book, they can find you via the “Find” tool (of course this can be a good thing – depends on how low/high a profile you want to keep!)<br />
    15. 15. Twit-equette<br />Meet People<br />Follow to be followed<br />Thank followers<br />@ people you want to have follow you<br />Read blogs of followers, esp. influencers.<br />Have Conversations<br />It’s not ALL about you<br />Give as good as you get<br />Don’t Tweet just to hear your self talk<br />Converse wisely<br />Make it Easy<br /># relevant content<br />Ask people to Retweet<br />Keep retweet content well under 140 characters<br />Use the 140 character limit as inspiration to write amazing copy<br />
    16. 16. Organizing Your Tweets<br /> Desktop software makes it much easier to manage the tweets of you and your followers. <br />
    17. 17. Your Twitterverse<br />
    18. 18. More Twitter Resources<br />Beth Kanter’s Twitter Primer -<br />We Are Media -<br />Twitter Fan Wiki – compendium of resources - <br />CommonCraft’s “Twitter in Plain English” video - <br /> – search for tweets on a topic<br /> – search for trending hashtags<br />
    19. 19. Q&A<br />