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    Rick Barron: Twitter Getting Started Rick Barron: Twitter Getting Started Presentation Transcript

    • TOPIC Twitter SUBJECT BY GETTING STARTED RICK BARRON 1
    • Twitter: Some Factoids 2
    • Who started all this? Who: Jack Dorsey Why: Mimic SMS When: First tweet sent 3/21/06 3
    • Say what? Twitter was first known as ‘Twtta’ SOURCE: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jackdorsey/188430472/ 4
    • See SOURCE: TWITTER.COM/JACK/STATUS/20 5
    • Twitter: the ‘what’ stuff 6
    • What can you do with Twitter?" - Post/receive messages to contacts via your network - Set up impromptu gatherings - Carry a group conversation - Quick questions/quick answers - Keep up with the news - Start a cause - Etc. 7
    • ENTER FULL NAME MAKE IT A UNIQUE NAME AT LEAST 6 CHARACTERS TO CONFIRM YOUR SIGNUP THE LEGAL STUFF LET HER FLY TWITTER: JOINING THE CONVERSATION SIGNUP FORM 8
    • IF ALREADY A MEMBER, SIGN IN HERE IF NEW, SIGN UP HERE ENTER TOPICS OF INTEREST POPULAR TOPICS RIGHT NOW POPULAR TOPICS TODAY POPULAR TOPICS THIS WEEK TWITTER BAR YOU KNOW THE DRILL TWITTER: THE LANDSCAPE HOMEPAGE 9
    • What are Tweets?" To cut to the chase, a Tweet is a message sent on Twitter. 10
    • Quick and to the point" With a maximum of 140 characters [including spacing], messages are short and sweet. Twitter is thought of by some as ‘micro-blogging’...very short messages. 11
    • AS YOU TYPE THIS NUMBER GOES FROM 140 TO 0 TYPE WISELY WHEN DONE TYPING SELECT THIS BUTTON TIP: LEAVE SOME SPACE IN YOUR POSTING, SO THAT PEOPLE CAN RT [RETWEET] YOUR POSTINGS, SAY APPROXIMATELY 15-20 CHARACTERS TWITTER: 140 CHARACTER LIMIT GET TO THE POINT 12
    • Tips on trimming messages" - Use a plus sign [+] instead of ‘and’ (the ampersand [&] adds extra hidden characters). - Leave out periods and other punctuation, especially at the end of a sentence. - Use common and not-so-common abbreviations where the meaning is clear. - Use numerals instead of writing out the numbers. TWITTER TIP Need help shrinking your prose to 140 characters, try 140it,which uses common cutting conventions to trim down your posts. 140it url: http://140it.com/ 13
    • Cloudberry" The Cloudberry Twitter plug-in [Firefox & IE] allows you to post excerpts from the webpage you’re on, with a click of the button and attach a short url to the source page. 14
    • 2-CLOUDBERRY SCREEN APPEARS 1-SELECT THE BLUE BIRD 3-DEFAULT TEXT APPEARS BUT YOU CAN EDIT 4-SELECT TO ADD SHORTEN LINK 5-SELECT TO TWEET YOU’LL BE ASKED TO ENTER YOUR TWITTER ACCOUNT INFORMATION TWITTER: CLOUDBERRY SCREEN SHOTS 15
    • Twitter: stuff to know 16
    • There’s an app for that" 17
    • Books on Twitter" 18
    • Following" When you ‘follow‘ someone on Twitter, it means you’re getting updates from their account in your personal timeline. 19
    • SELECT TO FOLLOW SOURCE: http://twitter.com/mashableapple TWITTER: FOLLOWING WHEN YOU FIND SOMEONE TO FOLLOW 20
    • # OF PEOPLE YOU’RE FOLLOWING # OF PEOPLE FOLLOWING YOU TWITTER: FOLLOWING/FOLLOWERS WHEN YOU FIND SOMONE TO FOLLOW, AND SOMEONE TO FOLLOW YOU 21
    • Lists" You can organize your account into groups, or in this case ‘lists’. 22
    • Public List The term speaks for itself. Public lists that anyone can see, in addition that the public can following them. Private List A Private can only be viewed by its creator. Additionally, those on such a list can’t see a private list. 23
    • TO CREATE A LIST, SELECT “NEW LIST” LOCATED ON THE TWITTER SIDEBAR SELECTING THE “NEW LIST” LINK WILL POP UP THIS BOX CURRENT LIMITS: ONLY 20 LISTS PER ACCOUNT, AND LIST NAMES CANNOT BEGIN WITH A NUMERICAL NUMBER TWITTER: LISTS-PUBLIC OR PRIVATE METHOD TO ORGANIZE USERS YOU FOLLOW 24
    • LISTS FOLLOWING YOU: THE FIRST TAB REFLECTS LISTS YOU FOLLOW: THE SECOND TAB SHOWS THE LISTS THAT CURRENTLY LIST YOU AS A MEMBER NUMBER OF SUBSCRIBERS TO THAT PARTICULAR LIST SOURCE: http://help.twitter.com/entries/76460-how-to-use-twitter-lists TWITTER: LISTS LISTS STATS 25
    • Hashtags “#”" Allows you to display tweets containing a particular word. For example: #golfcarts, #traffic, and #followfriday. This enables tweets on a specific subject to be found by simply searching for their common hashtag, provided that the user has tagged his or her tweet. 26
    • SOURCE: http://twitter.com/mashableapple TWITTER: ADMINISTRATION STEPS TO FOLLOW, BLOCK, ETC. 27
    • Speaking in Twitter" A short glossary follows 28
    • Small Glossary" DM Stands for direct message. Twitter is all about saying everything in the public timeline, but there are occasions when you want to send someone a private message. Fail Whale The Fail Whale is an image of a whale held up by birds and nets, that appears on the Twitter site when Twitter has been overloaded or failed. Follow On various social media and networking sites, you “friend” someone to connect with them. On Twitter, you “follow” someone. Those who follow you are “followers.” FollowFriday (FF, or #followfriday) On FollowFriday os used by Twitterers to call attention to their favorite followers. When you tweet a FF, you’re recommending that your followers also check the ones you mention in your post. When you Tweet a FollowFriday recommendation, you include #followfriday in your message. 29
    • Small Glossary" #Hashtag A method of tagging an individual tweet via a hash in front of the tag. " Example: Putting #globaltemps in a tweet about global warming. Hastags allow the community to easily stream a particular subject. Hashtags are very popular during conferences and seminars. Microblog Twittering is often referred to as a microblog because it allows people to update status using only 140 characters. Retweet (RT) This means a tweet that is repeated. Sometimes used to show the original tweet. Tweet(ing) Sending a message via Twitter. Tweets Posts on Twitter by twitterers. Tweeps Twitter people that follow each other from one social media/network to another. 30
    • Resources" Feedmyapp 30 Web 2.0 Twitter stats apps. url: http://www.feedmyapp.com/ #Hashtags How to get the most out of Twitter #hashtags. url: http://hashtags.org/ Lists How to use Twitter lists. url: http://help.twitter.com/entries/76460-how-to-use-twitter-lists One Forty Dubbed as the unofficial app store for Twitter. Currently tracking 1900+ apps." url: http://oneforty.com/ Twitdom Tracks 1300+ apps and categorizes them into 4 categories: Tools, Mobile, Clients and Browser. url: http://twitdom.com/ Twitoauth Showcases apps that use the Twitter Oauth authentication mechanism." url: http://twitoauth.com/ Twitter 101 Best practices when using Twitter." url: http://business.twitter.com/twitter101 31
    • Some Twitter Etiquette" Interactive social media Meaning it’s not about you. Actively interact with other Twitters. Not doing this will give cause for people to not follow you. Manners There’s a large audience out there. Thus, some topics are best not discussed. Know your audience. Don’t spam! Don’t promote a product or service to promote. It’s enough tv bombards us with commercials, so don’t do it on Twitter. Be civil Don’t start an argument. Twitter is not the venue for fighting. Follow up If someone takes the time to look you up or follow your Tweets, they’re showing an interest in you. Be kind and return the favor. Share Exchange information and show you have value to offer. Remember, Twitter is an interactive social media platform, thus talking with your fellow Tweeters is key. 32
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