Networking with Twitter, Part 1   Using Twitter and Easy Chirp      Presented by Dennis Lembrée    for the Hadley School f...
Agenda∗ About Me                              ∗ Tools∗ Twitter Background, Stats &             ∗ Search, lists, trends, li...
About Me∗ Author of Easy Chirp∗ Author of Web Axe∗ Day job at PayPal∗ Also worked for Ford, Google & Disney and a  few sta...
Twitter Background∗ Originates from "daylong brainstorming session" held  by board members of the podcasting company Odeo....
Twitter Stats∗ February 2012  ∗ 175 million tweets per day  ∗ While the USA leads the way, Twitter is also popular in    B...
Twitter Factoids∗ Originally named Twttr, a name inspired by Flickr.∗ The name of bird in logo is “Larry the Bird” named  ...
Signing Up∗ Must sign up on Twitter’s website.∗ https://twitter.com/signup                           7
Signing Up∗ Choosing account name (AKA username, handle)  ∗   Short  ∗   Memorable  ∗   Identifies you/your business  ∗   ...
Signing Up∗ Some rules from Twitter:∗ Impersonation: You may not impersonate others through the  Twitter service in a mann...
Signing Up∗ Rules continued:∗ Violence and Threats: You may not publish or post direct,  specific threats of violence agai...
Why Easy Chirp?∗ Accessible (screen readers, keyboard, etc.)∗ Robust  ∗ IE6, low-band, Lynx, no JS, original Kindle, etc.∗...
Navigation∗ Signing in  ∗ Use “Sign in with Twitter” button.  ∗ Under “Sign In” heading.  ∗ Besides “skip to main content”...
Navigation                                  ∗ <h1>Easy Chirp∗ Headings                        ∗ <h2>My Info  ∗ Each tweet ...
Navigation∗ ARIA Landmarks            ∗   banner                            ∗   navigation (main menu)                    ...
Basics: Status & Timeline∗ The Status is the core of Twitter.  ∗ Also known as Tweet.  ∗ Short text-based message.  ∗ Must...
Basics: Status & Timeline∗ Create status in Easy Chirp  ∗ Status text field is labeled “What’s happening?”  ∗ Character co...
Basics: Status & Timeline∗ Timeline is list of status messages from accounts you  are following.  ∗ Friends – accounts you...
Basics: Status & Timeline∗ Each Status in Timeline has:  ∗ Tweet text  ∗ Username    ∗ Links to Timeline, DM, tweet messag...
Basics: Mentions∗ When someone puts your @username in a tweet.∗ Why?  ∗   Directing tweet to you.  ∗   Gives credit for wo...
Basics: Replies∗ A reply is similar to a mention, but the tweet is  marked as a response to your tweet.∗ How reply is disp...
Basics: Replies∗ In Easy Chirp:  ∗ Reply to a tweet by clicking the “Reply” icon link.  ∗ A reply tweet contains a “Respon...
Basics: Replies∗ Reply appears in a user’s timeline only if a user  follows both the sender and receiver.  ∗ When writing ...
Basics: Retweets∗ A Retweet (RT) is when you copy another person’s  tweet.  ∗ Cannot be modified.∗ Quote Tweet/Classic RT ...
Basics: Retweets∗ For quote tweets, use…  ∗   RT when text virtually same.  ∗   MT when text modified slightly.  ∗   Via o...
Basics: Retweets∗ In Easy Chirp:  ∗ Retweet a tweet by clicking the “Re-Tweet” icon link.  ∗ Retweets display a Retweet li...
Basics: Favorites∗ A Favorite is a tweet marked as a favorite; to save to  view at a later time.∗ Favorites are public.  ∗...
Basics: Favorites∗ In Easy Chirp:  ∗ You may toggle favorite with star icon.  ∗ Alt text is “Make Favorite” and changes to...
Basics: DM∗   DM stands for Direct Message.∗   Private message, also < 140 characters.∗   Can only send DM to your followe...
Basics: DM∗ Easy Chirp’s DM page:  ∗ Help text at beginning.  ∗ Send DM section.  ∗ Listings    ∗ Inbox (Messages I Receiv...
Basics: Hash Tags∗ For #keyword search.∗ Clicking #hashtag takes you to Search Results page.                           30
Tools: Search∗ Search (tweets)  ∗ Hints table∗ Saved searches∗ Search users                        31
Tools: Lists∗ Special group of accounts.∗ Easy Chirp’s Lists page:  ∗ Create  ∗ My Lists     ∗   View members and subscrib...
Tools: Lists∗ To subscribe:  ∗ Go a user Profile page.  ∗ Click Lists at bottom of page.  ∗ Click “Subscribe” link under d...
Tools: Trends∗   Most popular topics on Twitter.∗   Daily and weekly.∗   From Twitter.∗   Currently has bug.              ...
Tools: Links∗ Current 15 popular links.∗ Categories:  ∗   All  ∗   News  ∗   Images  ∗   Video∗ Data from TweetMeme.      ...
Future Plans∗   Error handling for Trends data.∗   Re-implement functionality to add image to tweet.∗   Enhance List funct...
Giving Feedback∗ Email info@easychirp.com∗ @EasyChirp∗ Current tasks list on home page.                           37
Other Accessible Twitter Apps∗ The Qube (code fork of Qwitter)  ∗ Desktop client specifically for screen readers  ∗ http:/...
Other Accessible Twitter Apps∗ TwInbox (previously McTwit)  ∗ Plug-in for MS Outlook  ∗ Costly, proprietary  ∗ http://tech...
Other Accessible Twitter Apps∗ TweetList  ∗ iPhone  ∗ http://zooble.com/tweetlist∗ Slandr, Dabr, Tweete  ∗ Mobile site, we...
Next Session∗ Part 2: Twitter for Your Small Business  ∗   Writing a great tweet.  ∗   Tweet ideas.  ∗   Using hash tags a...
Questions?    42
Contact Info∗ Web Sites  ∗ www.EasyChirp.com  ∗ WebAxe.blogspot.com  ∗ www.DennisLembree.com∗ Twitter Accounts  ∗ @EasyChi...
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  • http://infographiclabs.com/news/twitter-2012/
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/15/magazine/15wwln_consumed-t.html?_r=3
  • http://www.twittertipscentral.com/basics/how-to-come-up-with-twitter-username-ideas/
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    1. 1. Networking with Twitter, Part 1 Using Twitter and Easy Chirp Presented by Dennis Lembrée for the Hadley School for the Blind March 14, 2012 1
    2. 2. Agenda∗ About Me ∗ Tools∗ Twitter Background, Stats & ∗ Search, lists, trends, links Factoids ∗ Future Plans∗ Signing Up ∗ Feedback∗ Why Easy Chirp? ∗ Other Accessible Twitter Apps∗ Navigation ∗ Next Session∗ Basics ∗ Questions? ∗ Status & Timeline, Mentions, ∗ Contact Info Replies, Retweets, Favorites, DM, Hash Tags 2
    3. 3. About Me∗ Author of Easy Chirp∗ Author of Web Axe∗ Day job at PayPal∗ Also worked for Ford, Google & Disney and a few start-ups∗ Live in Cupertino, CA with wife and 2 boys 3
    4. 4. Twitter Background∗ Originates from "daylong brainstorming session" held by board members of the podcasting company Odeo.∗ Twitter started in July 2006. ∗ Jack Dorsey @jack ∗ Biz Stone @biz ∗ Evan Williams @ev∗ Started as SMS service to send short messages within a group. 4
    5. 5. Twitter Stats∗ February 2012 ∗ 175 million tweets per day ∗ While the USA leads the way, Twitter is also popular in Brazil, Japan and the UK. ∗ Twitter’s most-followed user, Lady Gaga, has nearly 20 million followers (then Justin Bieber, Katy Perry). ∗ 64 percent of users access Twitter via Twitter.com. ∗ 11 accounts created every second. 5
    6. 6. Twitter Factoids∗ Originally named Twttr, a name inspired by Flickr.∗ The name of bird in logo is “Larry the Bird” named after Boston Celtic’s basketball legend Larry Bird.∗ Twitter’s infamous "fail whale" error message image created by Yiying Lu, an artist and a designer in Sydney, Australia. 6
    7. 7. Signing Up∗ Must sign up on Twitter’s website.∗ https://twitter.com/signup 7
    8. 8. Signing Up∗ Choosing account name (AKA username, handle) ∗ Short ∗ Memorable ∗ Identifies you/your business ∗ Avoid special characters 8
    9. 9. Signing Up∗ Some rules from Twitter:∗ Impersonation: You may not impersonate others through the Twitter service in a manner that does or is intended to mislead, confuse, or deceive others.∗ Trademark: We reserve the right to reclaim user names on behalf of businesses or individuals that hold legal claim or trademark on those user names. Accounts using business names and/or logos to mislead others will be permanently suspended.∗ Privacy: You may not publish or post other peoples private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street address or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without their express authorization and permission. 9
    10. 10. Signing Up∗ Rules continued:∗ Violence and Threats: You may not publish or post direct, specific threats of violence against others.∗ Username Squatting: You may not engage in username squatting. Accounts that are inactive for more than 6 months may also be removed without further notice.∗ Selling user names: You may not buy or sell Twitter usernames.∗ No Spam.∗ No Pornography. 10
    11. 11. Why Easy Chirp?∗ Accessible (screen readers, keyboard, etc.)∗ Robust ∗ IE6, low-band, Lynx, no JS, original Kindle, etc.∗ Supports all main features∗ Easy to use!∗ Awards ∗ AFB 2011 Access Award ∗ RNIB Featured Website, December 2011 11
    12. 12. Navigation∗ Signing in ∗ Use “Sign in with Twitter” button. ∗ Under “Sign In” heading. ∗ Besides “skip to main content”, home page has “skip to sign in” link. ∗ Uses “open authentication” which requires approval of account access from Twitter’s website. 12
    13. 13. Navigation ∗ <h1>Easy Chirp∗ Headings ∗ <h2>My Info ∗ Each tweet contains H3 ∗ <h2>Menu ∗ <h3>Go to User of username. ∗ <h3>App Menu ∗ <h3>Tweet Menu ∗ <h2>Whats happening? ∗ <h3>My latest tweet: ∗ <h3>Shorten URL ∗ <h2>Timeline ∗ <h3>account name ∗ <h3>account name ∗ <h3>account name ∗ <h2>Footer 13
    14. 14. Navigation∗ ARIA Landmarks ∗ banner ∗ navigation (main menu) ∗ main ∗ navigation (pagination) ∗ contentinfo 14
    15. 15. Basics: Status & Timeline∗ The Status is the core of Twitter. ∗ Also known as Tweet. ∗ Short text-based message. ∗ Must be less than 140 characters. ∗ All tweets are public (unless account marked private in user settings). ∗ “What are you doing?” to “What’s happening?” to nothing. ∗ Similar to Facebook status (or wall post) or LinkedIn update. 15
    16. 16. Basics: Status & Timeline∗ Create status in Easy Chirp ∗ Status text field is labeled “What’s happening?” ∗ Character counter contains ARIA (originally a Flash- WAV-JS widget). ∗ aria-live=“polite" ∗ URL Shortener (bit.ly & weba.im) ∗ “Tweet about Easy Chirp” shortcut. ∗ From Timeline, My Tweets, Mentions pages. 16
    17. 17. Basics: Status & Timeline∗ Timeline is list of status messages from accounts you are following. ∗ Friends – accounts you are following. ∗ Followers – accounts following you. ∗ One-to-many relationship, rather than one-to-one in Facebook and LinkedIn. 17
    18. 18. Basics: Status & Timeline∗ Each Status in Timeline has: ∗ Tweet text ∗ Username ∗ Links to Timeline, DM, tweet message (mention) ∗ Tweet options ∗ Favorite, reply, reply-to-all, quote tweet, retweet. ∗ Date/time which links to single-tweet page. ∗ Name of originating app. 18
    19. 19. Basics: Mentions∗ When someone puts your @username in a tweet.∗ Why? ∗ Directing tweet to you. ∗ Gives credit for work. ∗ Gives credit for a tweet. ∗ Asking you/others a question. ∗ Copies you with info. /cc∗ Where the real “social” part takes place. 19
    20. 20. Basics: Replies∗ A reply is similar to a mention, but the tweet is marked as a response to your tweet.∗ How reply is displayed to user depends on the app.∗ A reply to you must contain your @username (usually first in tweet). 20
    21. 21. Basics: Replies∗ In Easy Chirp: ∗ Reply to a tweet by clicking the “Reply” icon link. ∗ A reply tweet contains a “Responding” link at end (after name of app used). ∗ Visually, grey arrow displayed on right. ∗ Clicking “Responding” link will display original tweet below, inline. ∗ aria-live="assertive“ ∗ When no JS, taken to new page with original tweet. 21
    22. 22. Basics: Replies∗ Reply appears in a user’s timeline only if a user follows both the sender and receiver. ∗ When writing reply, insert “.” in front of username to ensure all your followers see the reply in their timeline.∗ Replies linked together creates a “conversation”.∗ Easy Chirp also offers a reply-to-all feature. 22
    23. 23. Basics: Retweets∗ A Retweet (RT) is when you copy another person’s tweet. ∗ Cannot be modified.∗ Quote Tweet/Classic RT ∗ Copied tweet which can be modified. ∗ Was the norm before Twitter launched the current retweet method. 23
    24. 24. Basics: Retweets∗ For quote tweets, use… ∗ RT when text virtually same. ∗ MT when text modified slightly. ∗ Via or HT when text modified considerably. ∗ Some apps insert quotation marks around the tweet instead of these acronyms. 24
    25. 25. Basics: Retweets∗ In Easy Chirp: ∗ Retweet a tweet by clicking the “Re-Tweet” icon link. ∗ Retweets display a Retweet link at end of tweet info (after name of app used). ∗ Visually, 2 angled arrows displayed on right. ∗ Clicking the Retweet link will go to new page displaying only the original tweet.∗ No special treatment for quote tweets. 25
    26. 26. Basics: Favorites∗ A Favorite is a tweet marked as a favorite; to save to view at a later time.∗ Favorites are public. ∗ Although less used/known/implemented.∗ To create/remove favorite in an app, usually toggle a control in app, many times a star icon. 26
    27. 27. Basics: Favorites∗ In Easy Chirp: ∗ You may toggle favorite with star icon. ∗ Alt text is “Make Favorite” and changes to “Processing” then to “Remove Favorite” when it’s marked. ∗ Without JS, works with full page refresh. ∗ View on Favorites page. 27
    28. 28. Basics: DM∗ DM stands for Direct Message.∗ Private message, also < 140 characters.∗ Can only send DM to your followers.∗ To send: ∗ DM functionality in app tool. ∗ In status: d + username + message∗ Be careful not to send DM as regular tweet! 28
    29. 29. Basics: DM∗ Easy Chirp’s DM page: ∗ Help text at beginning. ∗ Send DM section. ∗ Listings ∗ Inbox (Messages I Received) ∗ Sent (Message I Sent) ∗ Delete included in options under each message. 29
    30. 30. Basics: Hash Tags∗ For #keyword search.∗ Clicking #hashtag takes you to Search Results page. 30
    31. 31. Tools: Search∗ Search (tweets) ∗ Hints table∗ Saved searches∗ Search users 31
    32. 32. Tools: Lists∗ Special group of accounts.∗ Easy Chirp’s Lists page: ∗ Create ∗ My Lists ∗ View members and subscribers ∗ Add members ∗ Edit settings ∗ View on Twitter ∗ Subscribed Lists ∗ View members and subscribers ∗ View on Twitter ∗ Unsubscribe 32
    33. 33. Tools: Lists∗ To subscribe: ∗ Go a user Profile page. ∗ Click Lists at bottom of page. ∗ Click “Subscribe” link under desired list. ∗ List names are H4. 33
    34. 34. Tools: Trends∗ Most popular topics on Twitter.∗ Daily and weekly.∗ From Twitter.∗ Currently has bug. 34
    35. 35. Tools: Links∗ Current 15 popular links.∗ Categories: ∗ All ∗ News ∗ Images ∗ Video∗ Data from TweetMeme. 35
    36. 36. Future Plans∗ Error handling for Trends data.∗ Re-implement functionality to add image to tweet.∗ Enhance List functionality with Ajax.∗ Add inline notice and update of new tweets.∗ Display if a user is following you.∗ Quick way to report a spammer account.∗ Ability to view full URL of a shortened link. 36
    37. 37. Giving Feedback∗ Email info@easychirp.com∗ @EasyChirp∗ Current tasks list on home page. 37
    38. 38. Other Accessible Twitter Apps∗ The Qube (code fork of Qwitter) ∗ Desktop client specifically for screen readers ∗ http://www.quartzprojects.co.uk/∗ Twit-Monger (code fork of Qwitter) ∗ Desktop client specifically for screen readers ∗ http://twitmonger.shaned.net/ 38
    39. 39. Other Accessible Twitter Apps∗ TwInbox (previously McTwit) ∗ Plug-in for MS Outlook ∗ Costly, proprietary ∗ http://techhit.com/TwInbox/∗ YoruFukurou (NightOwl) ∗ Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later ∗ http://sites.google.com/site/yorufukurou/home-en 39
    40. 40. Other Accessible Twitter Apps∗ TweetList ∗ iPhone ∗ http://zooble.com/tweetlist∗ Slandr, Dabr, Tweete ∗ Mobile site, web-based ∗ http://m.slandr.net/ ∗ http://m.dabr.co.uk/ ∗ http://m.tweete.net/ 40
    41. 41. Next Session∗ Part 2: Twitter for Your Small Business ∗ Writing a great tweet. ∗ Tweet ideas. ∗ Using hash tags and lists. ∗ Strategies. ∗ What not to do. 41
    42. 42. Questions? 42
    43. 43. Contact Info∗ Web Sites ∗ www.EasyChirp.com ∗ WebAxe.blogspot.com ∗ www.DennisLembree.com∗ Twitter Accounts ∗ @EasyChirp ∗ @WebAxe ∗ @DennisL∗ SlideShare ∗ www.slideshare.net/webaxe/presentations 43

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