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Discover the language of social media through the lens of Twitter.

Discover the language of social media through the lens of Twitter.

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  • Flickr: Jason Howie <br /> http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonahowie/8583949219/in/photostream/ <br />
  • Language = signs, symbols, sounds, and other methods of communicating information, feelings, or ideas <br />
  • User Activity <br /> Comparison of Social Networking Sites <br /> http://www.dr4ward.com/dr4ward/2012/05/how-do-users-compare-on-facebook-twitter-google-linkedin-and-pinterest-social-networking-sites-infog.html <br />
  • Explaining Twitter: <br /> http://edudemic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/how-to-twitter.jpg <br />
  • Follow @orangecanton <br /> https://twitter.com/orangecanton <br />
  • How to use @ and d messages in #Twitter <br /> http://www.flickr.com/photos/meg/5757742705/sizes/l/in/photostream/ @megpickard <br />
  • Tweet URL to workshop participants using #LAworkshop <br /> http://www.flowtown.com/blog/the-small-business-social-media-cheat-sheet?display=wide <br />
  • Tweet this: <br /> How To Write The Perfect Tweet - AllTwitter http://bit.ly/1cpdzMH <br />
  • Tweet this: <br /> How To Write The Perfect Tweet - AllTwitter http://bit.ly/1cpdzMH <br />
  • Tweet this: <br /> How To Write The Perfect Tweet - AllTwitter http://bit.ly/1cpdzMH <br />
  • Tweet this: <br /> How To Write The Perfect Tweet - AllTwitter http://bit.ly/1cpdzMH <br />
  • Tweet this: <br /> How To Write The Perfect Tweet - AllTwitter http://bit.ly/1cpdzMH <br />
  • Tweet this: <br /> How To Write The Perfect Tweet - AllTwitter http://bit.ly/1cpdzMH <br />
  • Group work – come up with a list of differences <br />
  • Each group to come up with a tweet with 3 or 4 words in alliteration <br /> #LAWorkshop <br />
  • Each group to come up with a tweet with 1 or 2 onomatopoeias <br /> #LAWorkshop <br />
  • Each group to come up with a tweet to include personification. <br /> #LAWorkshop <br />
  • What do these images have in common? <br />
  • Each group to come up with at least one oxymoron tweet <br /> #LAWorkshop <br />
  • Each group to come up with a tweet that contains a newly coined term. <br /> #LAWorkshop <br />
  • Group work – come up with a list <br />

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  • The Language of Social Media Sherrie Lee Flick r: Ja son H owi e
  • # @  idk macmillandictionary.com post upload share follow tweet re-tweet lol brb woot
  • Flickr: Emilio Quintana What is the primary purpose of social media? To share and to be shared in return
  • mis und erst Inactive ood fa r ilia m uh? H e’s am er gr h a W st In ?
  • conversations share links news feed networking
  • First, find people to follow Flickr: Steve Garfield
  • What happens when you are "following" someone? You see their tweets in your home feed/ timeline. If they've marked their profile as “private”, they must accept you before you can see their Tweets. The reverse happens when someone is “following” you.
  • Follow @orangecanton
  • www.TweetFind.com
  • Twitter Task #1 Find the following to follow: 3 People 2 News 1 Interest
  • @ DM RT # Twitter basics – symbols, letters and what they all mean.
  • @ @ precedes a username or "handle" whenever you want that user to see a tweet.
  • @ @username is a link to username’s Twitter profile
  • Mention I am learning about social media with @username1 and @username2
  • Reply or @reply 2 reply 2 another Twitter user / include them in tweet, put “@” b4 their username.
  • Reply or @reply @username thanks for sharing that article, it was great!
  • Reply or @reply Thanks @username for sharing that article, it was great!
  • Reply or @reply If @ is 1st character in tweet, reply is shown 2 “username” + any1 following both of you.
  • Reply or @reply If @ is not 1st character, then tweet is shown to all of your followers + “username”
  • Public Reply – everyone can see! Add a period before the username: .@username won first prize in our contest!
  • DM - Direct Message Pte comm btw 2 users. Use button or start with “D username” or “DM username”. You and username must follow each other.
  • Twitter Task #2 Have a conversation with people you are following on Twitter.
  • # - hashtag Marks keyword or topic, also used for humour. Click on #word to show all Tweets with #word.
  • # - hashtag Learning about Twitter at social media workshop with @newfriend. #LAworkshop
  • RT - retweet Re-posting another person’s tweet. Quick way to share information. “RT” gives credit to original poster.
  • RT - retweet RT @STcom Two women fined after being caught on camera for high-rise littering http://t.co/XyCWXa1K1i
  • RT - retweet Most tweets are re-tweets of updates in your timeline. To be “social”, add your comment/ compliment to the original tweet.
  • RT - retweet “Re-tweet” in twitter.com will automatically send it out. Copy and paste original text in a new message so you can add new text.
  • RT - retweet How to tweet like a pro bit.ly/12hjklu [from @tweetexpert] Great article! RT @tweetexpert How to tweet like a pro bit.ly/12hjklu [ORIGINAL TWEET] [Your RE-TWEET]
  • MT – modified tweet How to tweet like a pro bit.ly/12hjklu [from @tweetexpert] MT @tweetexpert I love this article on Twitter! bit.ly/12hjklu [ORIGINAL TWEET] [Your RE-TWEET]
  • via @poster How to tweet like a pro bit.ly/12hjklu [from @tweetexpert] I love this article on Twitter! bit.ly/12hjklu (via @tweetexpert) [ORIGINAL TWEET] [Your RE-TWEET]
  • Re-tweets Don’t Plagiarise! Re-tweets should give credit to the poster (@username1) and to the originator of the tweet (@username2)
  • Re-tweets How to tweet like a pro bit.ly/ 12hjklu by @tweetexpert Great Twitter advice from the experts! bit.ly/12hjklu by @tweetexpert via @orangecanton [ORIGINAL TWEET] [TWEETED by @orangecanton] [Your RE-TWEET]
  • Twitter Task #3 1) Continue conversations or express your thoughts but this time add #LAworkshop at the end of your tweet. 2) Re-tweet at least three tweets in your timeline adding your own comments. 3) Click on #LAworkshop to see what people are saying and who is at the workshop.
  • Check #LAworkshop now for a link to a great social media cheat sheet!
  • Flickr: DonkeyHotey
  • How are you tweeting? http://geekandpoke.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/2008/07/13/genesis2.jpg By Oliver Widder, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
  • Let’s see how Twitter users are using language
  • Twitter Tips – Your Account Upload a photo. Don’t be an egg. Nobody wants to follow an egg. Craft your bio. You can be serious, witty, but don’t be long-winded. Who’s counting followers?
  • Twitter Tips – Your Tweets Keep tweets short. Max 140 characters but aim for 120 so there is space to RT. Try HootSuite, Seesmic, Tweetdeck Flickr: PromoBlog Use Twitter clients for easier retweeting, as well as integrating other social media accounts.
  • The Perfect Tweet How To Write The Perfect Tweet - AllTwitter http://bit.ly/1cpdzMH
  • The Perfect Tweet Maximum readability Maximum retweetability Try these 3 tips
  • The Perfect Tweet #1 Take the time to craft your tweet accurately and pleasingly.
  • The Perfect Tweet #1 Just so fed up with the bad news on #sghaze. Can you stop complaining?!? Gloom and doom of #sghaze surround us but we can get through this together!
  • The Perfect Tweet #2 Read before you RT. Modify headline as you wish. Share discriminately.
  • The Perfect Tweet #3 Check for correct spelling and punctuation.
  • Now that you’re more familiar with tweeting, what’s the difference between the language of websites and the language of social media? Language of Social Media Language of Websites vs. Flickr: juque
  • O SEO Searchability Repeated key words ay ne w Websites irect D Readability The right length Info rm Social Media Word count Words = $ a ti v e Short and sweet Creative Two way Informal
  • Twitter = short form communication Content + Context = Communication To master Twitter, find your voice. Dare to have a personality. Be creative, get poetic!
  • Alliteration Repetition of similar sound at the beginning of words Better busy than bored Keep tweets short, simple and sweet. Fantastic fun in fantasy funland! Your turn! Craft a tweet with 3 or 4 words in alliteration
  • Flickr: BarbaraMae
  • Onomatopoeia Naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound Oof. Fell over in my heels. BARK BARK BARK my neighbour’s dog BARK BARK BARK Grrr. Burnt toast again. Your turn! Craft a tweet with 1 or 2 onomatopoeias
  • Personification Representing a thing or an object as person. Please don’t die lappy! I need you so bad! Meenie, I’m sorry I left you in the ladies. I will miss you! Nothing comes between me and my Sam! Your turn! Craft a tweet to include personification.
  • Flickr: Cedric Canard Flickr: Carlos Zavala Flickr: MR38
  • Oxymoron Figure of speech that combines normally contradictory terms jumbo shrimp extremely normal common delicacy Your turn! Craft a tweet that contains an oxymoron.
  • Neologism A newly coined term made up of existing words unfriend twitterholic bromance Your turn! Craft a tweet that includes a newly coined term.
  • Twitter Task #4 Get creative with your tweets! On your own or in pairs, compose tweets or RT with comments that contain the following: Alliteration , Onomatopoeia, Personification, Oxymoron, Neologism Remember to include #LAworkshop so we can track your tweets.
  • What are the dos and don’ts of using language in social media?
  • links hashtag short acknowledge images  gr8 meh
  • complain SHOUT jargon show off blab !!!!!
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