Elements of a Tweet @ Used before username Links to Twitter profileExample:Welcome @newuser to Twitter!@newuser I agree. Twitter is bewildering!!
Elements of a Tweet # Mark keyword or topic Also used for humor/emotionsClick on #word to show all Tweets with #word Example: At social media workshop. #LAworkshop Twitter is cool! #newbie
Elements of a Tweet RT Re-posting another person’s Tweet Quick way to share Gives credit to original posterExample: RT @TODAYonline It takes a village to care for our elders, says Health Minister Gan Kim Yong http://t.co/JH50OMg2zD
Twitter Tasks 1) Find at least 5 people and 5 interests to follow. 2) Make sure at least 5 people are following you.3) Search for at least one professional / personal interest. 4) Tweet at least 2 original messages. 5) RT at least 3 tweets from people/news you follow.
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Tweet Away!http://geekandpoke.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/2008/07/13/genesis2.jpgBy Oliver Widder, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
Twitter for Professional Purposes Use # to read tweets about a topic #edsg #edtech #edusocmedia #education Respond to people’s posts, ask questions, state opinions, share news, RTYou don’t only have to tweet about “serious” stuff People have personalities and real lives!
Continue the conversations on Twitter using #LAworkshop
WHY FACEBOOK?People don’t check emailThey DO check FB / TwitterALL THE TIME“Friend” business associatesfor easier communication flickr.com/photos/rwdave/3130549308
Facebook Pages or Groups for … Events Teambuilding Professional Development
PAGES Creating one is easy Maintaining it is something elsePost, tag, comment on news and photos
GROUPSEasy to createYou don’t have to friend groupmembersPost reminders, useful websites,commentEasier to maintain than pages
FACEBOOK ≠ PRIVACY?Separate account for work-related activitiesStay active during officehoursDisconnect when you gohome http://images.sodahead.com/polls/000834515/polls_work_life_balance_sign_2_4125_15825_answer_1_xlarge.jpeg
Profile = resumeYou don’t have to be job hunting to be on LinkedIn Connect with present and past colleagues Get introduced to someone else through those connections