Simplify: 140 Characters or Less Introduction to Twitter Michelle Lentz Write Technology & Wine-Girl.net http://www.write-...
What is Microblogging?
Twitter in Plain English http://www.commoncraft.com
More Than the Question Facilitates, Amplifies Conversation From flickr user  Paul Likes Pics
Why? From flickr user  artolog
Why? I can opt to spend ten to thirty minutes responding to someone via a blog post or I can take  ten to thirty seconds  ...
Flattening the Org Chart
Think of Twitter as a Party or a Café From flickr user  sml!
What Twitter has given me From flickr user  annette pedrosian
Community
Twitter Stats: Who?
Twitter Stats: Who? From Ignite Social Media Agency, 11/08
Twitter Stats: Where? From Ignite Social Media Agency, 11/08
Twitter Stats: Amazing Growth
Questions? From flickr user  Alexander Drachmann
Exercise #1: Join From flickr user  normanack
Sign Up for a Twitter Account http://www.twitter.com
Step 1: User Name / Password
Step 2: Import  = Skip
Step 3: General Settings
Tip: Protecting Your Updates
Step 4: Going Mobile
Step 5: Notifications, Photo, Design
Profile: What Everyone Can See
Home: What Only You Can See
Built-in Tricks http://twitter.com/help/lingo
Built-in Tricks: Retweets Retweet, RT, R/T
Questions From flickr user  Leo Reynolds
Exercise #2: Follow others From flickr user  Brian Auer
Follow vs Friend: You don’t have to follow back. I follow @oprah. @oprah does not follow me . Follow I follow @Starbucks. ...
Find someone you like.  Follow the same people.
Find a topic you like.  Follow people who tweet about it.
Twitter People Search
Twellow “Expert” Search Twellow.com
Questions From flickr user  atomicity
Power in Third Party Applications Twitter Tools for Communication & Community Professionals http://www.briansolis.com/2008...
Twitter on Your Desktop
Twitter on the Go
Exercise #3: Start Tweeting  (if you haven’t already) From flickr user  Norma Desmond
How Others Use Twitter http://www.twittories.com
How Others Use Twitter http://www.twittearth.com
How Others Use Twitter http://www.strawpollnow.com
Twitter for Business:  Proactive Customer Service & Reputation Mgmt @comcastcares @wholefoods
Twitter for Business:  Proactive Customer Service & Reputation Mgmt @SouthwestAir
Education http://www.twitter.com/lib101 http://www.twitter.com/libr240
Connecting with Experts
Question and Answer
Community, Connectedness http://search.twitter.com/search?q=I+%3C3+Twitter+b%2Fc   http://bub.blicio.us/introducing-the-i/
Questions From flickr user  kortini
Microblogging Weaknesses
TMI
Twitter is Searchable, Indexed Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against th...
Patience
Five Stages of Twitter Acceptance Courtesy  @rohitbhargava
How to Effectively Use Twitter <ul><li>Join </li></ul><ul><li>Follow others. </li></ul><ul><li>Join the conversation – don...
Questions From flickr user  Oberazzi
Follow me on Twitter: @writetechnology
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This is a hands-on Intro to Twitter session I recently taught at our local library (05/09). Remember that it's introductory! As with most of my presentations, the meat of the content is what I said, not what's on the slides. :-)

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    1. 1. Simplify: 140 Characters or Less Introduction to Twitter Michelle Lentz Write Technology & Wine-Girl.net http://www.write-tech.com http://www.wine-girl.net Twitter: @writetechnology Email: [email_address] Erlanger Library, May 18, 2009
    2. 2. What is Microblogging?
    3. 3. Twitter in Plain English http://www.commoncraft.com
    4. 4. More Than the Question Facilitates, Amplifies Conversation From flickr user Paul Likes Pics
    5. 5. Why? From flickr user artolog
    6. 6. Why? I can opt to spend ten to thirty minutes responding to someone via a blog post or I can take ten to thirty seconds posting a response via Twitter. Nick O’Neill in the Social Times http://www.socialtimes.com/2007/12/twitter-fills-a-communication-void/
    7. 7. Flattening the Org Chart
    8. 8. Think of Twitter as a Party or a Café From flickr user sml!
    9. 9. What Twitter has given me From flickr user annette pedrosian
    10. 10. Community
    11. 11. Twitter Stats: Who?
    12. 12. Twitter Stats: Who? From Ignite Social Media Agency, 11/08
    13. 13. Twitter Stats: Where? From Ignite Social Media Agency, 11/08
    14. 14. Twitter Stats: Amazing Growth
    15. 15. Questions? From flickr user Alexander Drachmann
    16. 16. Exercise #1: Join From flickr user normanack
    17. 17. Sign Up for a Twitter Account http://www.twitter.com
    18. 18. Step 1: User Name / Password
    19. 19. Step 2: Import = Skip
    20. 20. Step 3: General Settings
    21. 21. Tip: Protecting Your Updates
    22. 22. Step 4: Going Mobile
    23. 23. Step 5: Notifications, Photo, Design
    24. 24. Profile: What Everyone Can See
    25. 25. Home: What Only You Can See
    26. 26. Built-in Tricks http://twitter.com/help/lingo
    27. 27. Built-in Tricks: Retweets Retweet, RT, R/T
    28. 28. Questions From flickr user Leo Reynolds
    29. 29. Exercise #2: Follow others From flickr user Brian Auer
    30. 30. Follow vs Friend: You don’t have to follow back. I follow @oprah. @oprah does not follow me . Follow I follow @Starbucks. @Starbucks follows me. Friend Direct Messages (D)
    31. 31. Find someone you like. Follow the same people.
    32. 32. Find a topic you like. Follow people who tweet about it.
    33. 33. Twitter People Search
    34. 34. Twellow “Expert” Search Twellow.com
    35. 35. Questions From flickr user atomicity
    36. 36. Power in Third Party Applications Twitter Tools for Communication & Community Professionals http://www.briansolis.com/2008/10/twitter-tools-for-community-and.html Twitter Fan Wiki: http://twitter.pbwiki.com From flickr user Action Datsun
    37. 37. Twitter on Your Desktop
    38. 38. Twitter on the Go
    39. 39. Exercise #3: Start Tweeting (if you haven’t already) From flickr user Norma Desmond
    40. 40. How Others Use Twitter http://www.twittories.com
    41. 41. How Others Use Twitter http://www.twittearth.com
    42. 42. How Others Use Twitter http://www.strawpollnow.com
    43. 43. Twitter for Business: Proactive Customer Service & Reputation Mgmt @comcastcares @wholefoods
    44. 44. Twitter for Business: Proactive Customer Service & Reputation Mgmt @SouthwestAir
    45. 45. Education http://www.twitter.com/lib101 http://www.twitter.com/libr240
    46. 46. Connecting with Experts
    47. 47. Question and Answer
    48. 48. Community, Connectedness http://search.twitter.com/search?q=I+%3C3+Twitter+b%2Fc http://bub.blicio.us/introducing-the-i/
    49. 49. Questions From flickr user kortini
    50. 50. Microblogging Weaknesses
    51. 51. TMI
    52. 52. Twitter is Searchable, Indexed Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work. — Conner Riley, via Twitter 3/17/09 Who is the hiring manager. I’m sure they would love to know that you will hate the work. We here at Cisco are versed in the web. — Tim Levad of Cisco
    53. 53. Patience
    54. 54. Five Stages of Twitter Acceptance Courtesy @rohitbhargava
    55. 55. How to Effectively Use Twitter <ul><li>Join </li></ul><ul><li>Follow others. </li></ul><ul><li>Join the conversation – don’t just lurk. </li></ul>Twitter must be experienced to be completely understood .
    56. 56. Questions From flickr user Oberazzi
    57. 57. Follow me on Twitter: @writetechnology

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