What are you doing now? The Twitterfication of the Web


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What are you doing now? The Twitterfication of the Web

  1. What are you doing now? The Twitterfication of the Web Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian Nebraska Library Commission
  2. What is microblogging? <ul><li>The act of blogging that is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Short </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile </li></ul></ul>
  3. Enter Twitter <ul><li>Answer the question “What are you doing now?” in 140 characters or less </li></ul><ul><li>Follow friends </li></ul><ul><li>Be followed </li></ul>
  4. 1. Create an account
  5. 2. Set up posting options
  6. 3. Design your home page
  7. 4. Post <ul><li>A post: “Tweet” </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a post: “Tweeting” </li></ul><ul><li>Methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>via the Web (twitter.com) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>via a client (Twitteroo, Twadget) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>via a bookmarklet (TwitThis) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Via Firefox Search Extension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>via IM (twitter) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>via SMS (40404) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>autotwit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>URL’s that extend past the 140 character limit are automatically turned into TinyURLs </li></ul>
  8. Twitter.com
  9. Twitteroo
  10. Twitter Vista Gadget
  11. TwitThis
  12. Firefox Search Extension
  13. autotwit
  14. Twitter commands <ul><li>d username message </li></ul><ul><li>nudge username </li></ul><ul><li>l: location information </li></ul><ul><li>follow username </li></ul><ul><li>leave username </li></ul><ul><li>invite phonenumber </li></ul>
  15. Direct messages
  16. 5. Add friends <ul><li>IM or SMS “follow username ” </li></ul><ul><li>Click add on their user page </li></ul>
  17. 6. Follow your friends <ul><li>Read your friends’ tweets via your Twitter homepage </li></ul><ul><li>Most clients support reading (Twitteroo, Twadget) </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe via RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Receive via IM </li></ul><ul><li>Receive tweets via SMS </li></ul><ul><li>Graphical </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twittervision Twitter/Google Maps mashup </li></ul></ul>
  18. Twittervision
  19. Uses <ul><li>Ultra simple blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Questions </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic </li></ul><ul><li>Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Presidential Campaigning </li></ul><ul><li>Web site updates </li></ul><ul><li>Conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Humor </li></ul>
  20. NLC Reference
  21. BBC News
  22. Digg science
  23. Oregon Traffic
  24. Boston Weather
  25. John Edwards
  26. woot
  27. A Twitter conversation during the development of this slide show
  28. “Darth Vader”
  29. Searching Twitter Content
  30. Visualizing Twitter http://www.vecosys.com/2007/03/19/the-twitterfication-of-the-blogosphere/
  31. Problems <ul><li>Twitterference So many SMS tweets that you can’t make a phone call. </li></ul><ul><li>The service goes down </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter can be very slow at times </li></ul><ul><li>Posting options stop working “IM status: Google Talk/Jabber is up, and we're working on restoring AIM. Soon!” </li></ul><ul><li>If it ever goes away, your content is gone </li></ul>
  32. http://www.gapingvoid.com/Moveable_Type/archives/000932.html
  33. Contact Information <ul><li>Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.travelinlibrarian.info </li></ul><ul><li>twitter.com/msauers </li></ul><ul><li>del.icio.us/travelinlibrarian/twitter </li></ul>