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Twitter for beginners

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Attempts to describe what Twitter is, how it can be used, and some of the most impressive Twitter mashups and tools

Attempts to describe what Twitter is, how it can be used, and some of the most impressive Twitter mashups and tools

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  • I would personally care more if this (and Twitter in general) weren't so self-promotional. The people worth following are very far and few between :P
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  • Here is cool list of 100 social entrepreneurs on twitter:
    http://www.socialearth.org/top-100-social-entrepreneurs-businesses-and-ideas-on-twitter
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  • And whwre is your @paulbradshaw in the presentation. Can we follow you? :):)

    Very good presentation, but the second commentator has the point, this is not a beginners guide, this is motivation speech ;)
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  • 1. Twitter: a beginner’s guide Paul Bradshaw Senior Lecturer, Online Journalism, Magazines and New Media, School of Media, Birmingham City University, UK (mediacourses.com) Blogger, Online Journalism Blog
  • 2. Imagine being able to send a text message to 100,000 people
  • 3. link
  • 4. Or 1,000. Or 100.
  • 5. Imagine being able to follow the text messages of 60,000 people
  • 6. Or 6,000. Or 600.
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  • 8. Imagine being able to see what most people are talking about right now
  • 9. Or what links are being passed around most.
  • 10. Or when a particular person is mentioned. Or a product. Or an event.
  • 11. Twitter
  • 12. Imagine your words being passed on by 5 people. Then 20. Then 100.
  • 13. (Newsflash)
  • 14. What do people do when a major event occurs?
  • 15. more
  • 16. What will you do?
  • 17. Imagine being able to find someone where that event is happening
  • 18. Imagine being able to map what’s being said and done.
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  • 21. How people feel.
  • 22. Imagine being able to ask 100 people to help you.
  • 23. Or 1,000.
  • 24. But why should they help?
  • 25. Why should they follow you at all?
  • 26. Twitter is social.
  • 27. Be social.
  • 28. And have fun.
  • 29. 5 things you can do now 1. Sign up to Twitter and follow anyone you know, plus 10 people from your field (use Twellow or Tweepsearch) or area (use Twitterlocal or Twitter Grader) 2. Tweet what you’re doing 3. Tweet a useful link 4. Tweet an @ message to someone you don’t know 5. Try using Pingvine or Twitterfeed to send a Delicious RSS feed to your Twitter account (so anything you bookmark will be tweeted)
  • 30. Twitter.com/paulbradshaw Paul Bradshaw Senior Lecturer, Online Journalism, Magazines and New Media, School of Media, Birmingham City University, UK (mediacourses.com) Blogger, Online Journalism Blog