Twitter Guide


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Twitter Guide

  1. 1. Skype Eikaiwa<br />Tweet Tweet<br />By Anna <br />
  2. 2. Learning Objectives<br />To know what Twitter is and to be able to Tweet.<br />To know different slang associated with Twitter <br />
  3. 3. What is Twitter? <br />Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets.<br />It asks the question – What are you doing?<br />Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author&apos;s profile page and delivered to the author&apos;s subscribers who are known as followers.<br />
  4. 4. How do you Tweet?<br />There is no right or wring way to Tweet as long as you use the right number of characters.<br />What is really exciting is the new language that comes from these new social network sites <br />
  5. 5. Twitter Glossary <br />At Reply, or &quot;@reply&quot;: A direct tweet sent to another Twitter user.<br />Dweet: Tweet sent while drunk<br />De-Follow – removing someone from your following list<br />Hash Tag: The &quot;#&quot; sign. Allows Twitter users to group tweets by topic, making it easier to search particular conversations using Twitter Search.<br />Link: Including a URL in your tweet.<br />MisTweet: A tweet one later regrets.<br />Nudge. An action reminding a user to update their status.<br />ReTweet: To repost something that&apos;s already in the Twitter stream. Usually preceded by &quot;RT&quot; and &quot;@[username],&quot; to give credit to the original poster.<br />SnapTweet: A tweet that includes a photo taken with a cell phone, uploaded to Flickr and posted to Twitter via<br />Twittcrastination: Procrastination brought on by Twitter use.<br />Twadd: To add someone as a friend or follower.<br />Twaffic. The traffic on Twitter.<br />
  6. 6. Twitter Glossary <br />Tweeple. Twitter users.<br />Tweeps. Twitter followers who are your friends on multiple social networks. They are your social network peeps or posse.<br />Tweeter/Twitterer: Someone who uses Twitter.<br />Tweet Back. Bringing an older tweet back into the converstation<br />TwinkedIn: Inviting friends made on Twitter to connect on LinkedIn.<br />Twittectomy: To remove someone from the list of people you follow.<br />Twitterati: The A-list twitterers everyone follows.<br />Twitterfly: Twitter&apos;s version of a social butterfly, marked by the extreme use of @ signs.<br />Twitterlooing: Twittering from the bathroom.<br />Twitterpated: Overwhelmed with Twitter messages.<br />Twittfeinated, Twigged Out, Twired: To be so hyped up on twittering that you cannot sleep<br />
  7. 7. Not so common twerms<br />In addition to the common terms in the Twitter glossary, it is also relatively common to throw a &quot;Tw&quot; in front of just about anything when it has something to do with Twitter. <br />If you are tweeting while walking, you are &quot;twalking.&quot; And if you have a sweetheart on Twitter they are your &quot;tweetheart.&quot;<br /> <br />
  8. 8. Twitter Glossary <br />Twapplications. Twitter applications and Twitter mashups.<br />Twaiting. To tweet while waiting in line or waiting for something to happen.<br />Twalking. To tweet while walking.<br />Twead. Reading Twitter.<br />Twebay. Putting something up for sale on Twitter.<br />Tweetheart. A Twitter sweetheart.<br />Twerminology. Twitter terminology.<br />Twis. Disrespecting a Twitter user.<br />Twittectomy. To de-friend or de-follow a person on Twitter.<br />Twittastic. The Twitter version of fantastic.<br />Twittercal mass. A critical mass of twitter users for a specific topic or community.<br />
  9. 9. Twitter Glossary <br />Twitterish. Erratic behavior prone to outbursts.<br />Twitterject. To interject your thoughts into a stream of conversation.<br />Twitterloop. To be brought back into the loop of conversation by being caught up on the tweets.<br />Twitterphobe. Someone who is fearful or reluctant to join Twitter.<br />Twitterphoria. Elation felt when someone you follow decides to follow you back.<br />Twitterstream. The Twitter timeline. This can be applied to the public timeline, your friends&apos; timeline or the timeline on a specific topic.<br />Twittertude. A bad attitude on Twitter.<br />Twitticisms. Witty or funny tweets.<br />
  10. 10. Twitter Applications <br />To make your Tweeting experience better there are a number of applications for you to use.<br />Twitpic, an app that lets users share photos on Twitter, <br />Tweetdeck, streamlines notifications and tweets. <br />Digsby an application that centralizes e-mail, IM and social networking accounts into one desktop program.<br />Twitterfeed, offers to automatically tweet posts published on a user’s blog using RSS.<br />A Twitter user ranking site, Twitterholic<br />
  11. 11. Use Twitter for Good<br />Quick Human Answers- Ask folks on your friend’s list which digital camera to buy for under $300 US, and you’ll get back a stream of responses.<br />Conference / News Briefings- The last several major tech events were covered by Twitter.It can be used to report earthquakes that took news sources hours to confirm.<br />Friendsourcing- It’s a great place to find folks to help with things. <br />Micro-Attention-Sharing- Lots of us use Twitter to direct folks to blog posts we’ve written, news we find needs sharing, or entertaining things we’ve found on the web<br />Direct People to Good Causes- Twitter allows people to use their friend lists to propagate information faster, and try to draw more direct help down to a problem.<br />Bonus- As advertised, Twitter answers the question “What are you doing?” It means that you can stay in touch with others without being intrusive. Just follow their twitters.<br />
  12. 12. Skype eikaiwa<br />Learning Beyond the Classroom<br />Tweet Tweet<br />By Anna<br />