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A brief intoduction to Twitter

A brief intoduction to Twitter

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  • 1. Tweets are no longer just for the birds.
    Pam Kemp – IT 780
  • 2. If a twitter message is a tweet, what is a twit?
  • 3. That’s why the messages are called Tweets and not Twits!
  • 4. What is Twitter?
    A Web application that allows micro-blogging
    Messages are called Tweets
    Maximum = 140 characters
    130 characters better for quick resend
  • 5. http://http://twitter.com
    The account is free
    Messages can be received and sent from computer and smart phone—or both.
    You’re in charge, and you get to decide
    How it works:
  • 6. Twitter Home Page
    Sign Up
  • 7. What is Twitter?http://twitter.com/pkkemp
  • 8. Caught on with older, non-traditional users first. (This may not be a bad way to attract more reticent users to try Web 2.0 tools.)
    Journalists-rapid sharing of news as story unfolds
    Celebs, athletes, and politicians.
    Regular people like me.
    In short, anyone who wishes to have direct and unfiltered access to an audience.
    Who uses Twitter?
  • 9. Who is Tweeting?
    19% of all online adults
    Men 17%
    Women 21%
    18-29 years old 33%
    30-49 years old 22%
    50-64 years old 9%
    65 Plus 4%
    2009 Pew Report: Twitter and Status Updating
  • 10. BLOG
    As much text as the writer desires
    More bulky—less portable
    Less interactive than Twitter
    Brief—only 140 characters
    Can be quickly read while user is on the go.
    Rapidly interactive
    Traditional Blog vs. Twitter
    TWITTER
  • 11. The literature is mixed
    From: Faculty Focus Special Report – Sept 2009, A Magna Publication
    n = 1958
    30% faculty and staff use Twitter
    Is there a place in Education for Twitter?
  • 12. Some ‘brave’ professors have students tweet questions during lectures. (Fully aware that back-channel conversations are also occuring)
    Community-building
    Short Tweets to stimulate discussion
    Communication
    Emergency Notifications
    Twitter in Education
  • 13. It is fun
    It is easy
    It is free
    AND, are students are using Twitter
    Why should I use Twitter?