Microblogging with Twitter @royalroads, Sept 29 2009Presentation Transcript
Microblogging (Twitter) September 29, 2009 Elizabeth Wellburn Tami Saj Tracy Roberts
Session Outline Intro: Twitter in Plain English (2:25 min) Our experience Hands-on Twips(Twitter Tips) from us Hands-on II Wrap-up
So…do you tweet?
Twitter in Plain English… Video - 2:25 min http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o
Video Debrief: Twitter in Plain English What did you think? What we think: Explains concept well, BUT... Highlights “trivial” potential of Twitter... as also illustrated in this viral cartoon...
Future Man on Social Networking %&@#!??
Twitter: it’s what’s for breakfast?
It doesn’t have to be that way! Twitter for…
News from my field
Extends “who my colleagues/team are”
Indirect mentoring/legit. Peripheral participation in a professional community
Twitter for Community Building
Moss St. Market Account
Hands on www.twitter.com Create your account Tweet: post something with #ctettwit Search for #ctettwit Find & follow others Debrief
Twips (Twitter Tips)... No “right” way to use Twitter Twitter = extremely flexible environment But if you want some of our suggestions….
Twips…about FOLLOWING… Start by following (lurk & learn...) Follow good tweeters only(you define good) Search with #hashtags or keywords Profiles are key – helps us find “good” people to follow, and invites likeminded followers You don’t have to follow them back Shop lists of people you follow for others
Twips: About TOOLS Browser enough to start with Try tools that integrate Twitter into browser Are you a “mobile” person…?
Twips: finding info…. Trending Topics Maybe you want to filter, through Tweetdeck or one of the other apps Things are evolving quickly and when you’re in the loop, you’ll find lots to explore
Ultimately, what we like... Free Pro-D! Immediate news. Filtered by yourpeople and/or your keywords What are my people doing, thinking, reading, viewing, attending, right now? colleagues w/people we don’t work with (Indirect) mentoring by leaders in my field. Stay connected (tweet from anywhere, mobile) Take it or leave it – it’s a river, it keeps running, dip in any time, don‘t worry about what you missed
Let’s play II Try these... Re-tweet Direct messaging Share photos Share links
How/do you see using Twitter? Personal Professional How could we use it at RRU? Community Other?
Thank You! Tami Saj firstname.lastname@example.org www.royalroads.ca