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Trending with twitter

  1. 1. Trending with Sherry Gick, Library & Instructional Technology Specialist Rossville Consolidated Schools
  2. 2. Trending with An overview on connecting via Twitter with other librarians, libraries, and professionals worldwide and the benefits for libraries. This session will provide attendees with the best practices of engaging and using Twitter on a professional level.
  3. 3. What is Twitter? Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables users to send and read "tweets", which are text messages limited to 140 characters. Registered users can read and post tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. (definition from Wikipedia)
  4. 4. Why Twitter?
  5. 5. Anatomy of a Tweet
  6. 6. Twitter Basics The Daring Librarian Twitter basics
  7. 7. Tweet: ● general outbound message to all of my followers. May include a picture or a link to click on for more information.
  8. 8. Reply tweet: ● Starts with the other person's twitter handle. This tweet only appears in the other person's twitter feed and people who follow both of us.
  9. 9. Mention tweet: ● Mentions a person within the text/body of a tweet
  10. 10. Retweet: ● RT = Retweet: rebroadcast of another person's tweet
  11. 11. Modified tweet: ● MT = Modified Tweet: when you want to RT something but need to delete/modify a portion to add your own thoughts
  12. 12. Direct Messages: ● DM = Direct Messages: a 140- character email. Can be read only by that person. You can only DM someone who follows you. This avoids you getting spammed.
  13. 13. Hashtags: ● Hashtags = # (nope, it's not a pound sign!) Hashtags make twitter searchable. They're added to chats and topics so all the tweets can be filed together for later reference. (Sometimes they're added to be funny or sarcastic or as side note to the tweet. #Ididitallforthecookie)
  14. 14. What can it offer librarians? Tips from my PLN: #CYPDTweet
  15. 15. How do I get started? ● Setup your account ● Write a profile Good profiles tell about you & your interests ● Add a picture - Yes, you need a picture. NO EGGHEADS! ● Follow others ● Tweet!
  16. 16. Who should I follow? ● People who inspire you ● People in similar occupations ● Authors ● News Sources
  17. 17. Who should I follow? ● @nancy_pearl ● @MrTLibrarian ● @WorldLibrarian ● @DonalynBooks ● @MrSchuReads
  18. 18. Who should I follow? ● @IUBookGirl https://twitter. com/iubookgirl/lists/indiana-librarians ● @PaulWHankins ● @JanHolmQuist
  19. 19. Twitter Following The Daring Librarian Art of the Follow
  20. 20. Authors we’ve connected with: ● Gae Polisner ● Andrew Smith ● Sudipta B-Q ● Corey Rosen Schwartz ● Henry Clark ● Geoff Herbach ● Barbara O’Connor ● Jo Knowles
  21. 21. Permission to lurk? YES! ● Consuming content is a great way to get started. ● Not everyone jumps in and engages with their very first tweet. ● Voyeurism at its finest
  22. 22. Review:
  23. 23. Questions? Sherry Gick @LibraryFanatic