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What it twitter? How does it work? What's the point?

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What are you doing now? The Twitterfication of the Web What are you doing now? The Twitterfication of the Web Presentation Transcript

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