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Presentation for the Alabama Library Association, April 14, 2010

Presentation for the Alabama Library Association, April 14, 2010

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  • 1. Tap Into….
    Wendy Stephens
    @wsstephens
    Buckhorn High School
    New Market, Alabama
    Alabama Library Association
    April 14, 2010
  • 2. ambient awareness
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  • 4. Why 140 characters?
    Odeo.com: “a dispatch service that connects our phones via text”
    @jack – March 21, 2006
    SXSWi
  • 5. Rapid sharing
  • 6. Anatomy of a Tweet
    avatar
    user name
    140 characters = message body
    @ = mention
    RT = retweet
    time stamp
    software used
    # = hashtag
  • 7. Anatomy of a twitter feed
    Twitter handle
    Avatar
    Real name
    Location
    Bio
    Your lists
    Your tools
    Following
    Followers
    Listed
    Tweet count
    Starred tweets
    Following avatars
    RSS!
  • 8. About the RT
    Citation, 21st Century Style
    Manual versus Twitter’s Integrated Retweeting
    Twitter’s RT indicated by the recursive arrow icon
    Using Twitter’s RT, you can’t edit or add comments
    You DO see how many others have RTed it
    Note the bit.ly url
    URL shorteners are a must when tweeting
    When you manually RT, you can edit, add comments
  • 9. Dialogue: About the @
    a reply or a mention
    starts the conversation
    you don’t have to follow someone to see their @ reply or @ reply to them
    If someone is following both you AND the other tweep, they will see the dialogue in their timeline
  • 10. versus
    Facebook status update and Twitter both a form of microblogging, but….
    Open Closed
    Public Invitation-only
    Rally Party
    No permission to Permission required
    view (usually) required
    Don’t want to manage two web presences?
    Twitter can update FB, FB can update Twitter
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  • 13. Can be from your phone – via text to 40404 or app
    Texting 40404 and the following commands allows you to….
    FOLLOWusername Start following a user
    UNFOLLOWusername Stop following a user
    ON/OFF Turn all Tweet notifications on or off
    ON/OFFusername Set Tweet notifications for a user on or off (you'll still be following them even if you set it to off)
    GETusername Shows you the latest tweet from any user
    RTusernameRetweet a user's latest tweet
    FAVusername Favorite a user's latest tweet
    Dusername your-message Send a direct message to a user
  • 14. Blogs & calendars can be set to auto-tweet
  • 15. Twitter can be closed -- DMs
  • 16. DMs can come to your phone
  • 17. DMs can come to your email
  • 18. Twitter can be private
    on tweep’s page
    the padlock
    on timeline
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  • 38. @Ryanatmghwom