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Twitter Workshop for SUNY New Paltz Faculty Twitter Workshop for SUNY New Paltz Faculty Presentation Transcript

  • What’s this Twitter business? Rachel Reuben Director of Web Communication & Strategic Projects
  • What is Twitter?
    • Like text messaging & instant messaging
    • 140 characters at a time
    • Status updates, conversations, breaking news (primarily first hand accounts)
    • Usernames: @__________
      • Ex. @newpaltz
  • Twitter Lingo
    • Verb: tweet
    • followers
    • @: Replies
    • DM: Direct messages
    • RT: Re-tweet
    • #: Hash tag
  • How to tweet
    • Twitter.com
    • Apps for your computer
      • TweetDeck, twirl
    • Apps for your BlackBerry/iPhone
      • TwitterBerry, TinyTwitter, TwitterFon, Tweetie
    • Text messages on your cell
  • Companies small & large
    • Transforming/supplementing customer service. See:
      • @jetblue
      • @comcastcares
      • @homedepot
      • @zappos
      • @amazondeals
  • Build a network
    • It’s only as good or as useful as the network you build
      • start following people with similar interests
      • converse with them
      • see who they follow
      • rinse & repeat
  • What should I tweet?
    • Not what you had for breakfast
    • Not about your latest stomach ailment
    • A book/article you’re reading
    • Research you’re doing
    • A conference you’re going to
    • Find others interesting in similar topics/research areas
  • Supplement course material
    • “ It was the single thing that changed the classroom dynamics more than anything I’ve ever done teaching.”
    • David Parry, assistant professor of Emerging Media and Communications at the University of Texas at Dallas
  • Supplement course material
    • Tweet links to additional readings on the Web that relate to subject matter – use course hashtag (#BUS555)
      • http://twitter.com/VargasNWMktg/statuses/1222721251
    • Twitter for Academia
    • Pose a question, share results w/ students
  • Some prof’s on Twitter
    • @digidemocracy
    • @greenhow
    • @vargasl
    • @barbaranixon
    • @BudGibson
    • @DR4Ward
    • @rdfrench
    • @prprof_mv
    • @hrheingold
    • @academicdave
    • @sbjet
    • @trezzaf58
    Twitter Professors: 18 People to Follow for a Real Time Education
  • New Paltz on Twitter
    • @newpaltz
    • @nphawks
    • @npwsoccer
    • @nprhsa
    • @npnrhh
    • @rachelreuben
    Questions?