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  • Microblogging with Twitter @royalroads, Sept 29 2009

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

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