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  • 600 million search queries per dayTwitter has 105,779,710 registered usersYou could follow people regularly if you were set-up on Twitter. >>> Twitter Set-Up
  • < 140 charactersSynchronous & Asynchronous (part IM, part blog)Broadcast ConversationEveryday conversationsBackchannels (around events, issues)Chats (scheduled and non)
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  • Twitter 101

    1. 1. 101<br />Ashley Fondren, MS, CHES<br />Mississippi State University Extension<br />Twitter: @FFFCoP<br />Email: anp44@fsnhp.msstate.edu<br />
    2. 2. What can Twitter do?<br />Image from: http://www.pegasusawards.com/winners0605.htm<br />
    3. 3. How do you want to use Twitter?<br />Inform clientele…<br />Interact with clientele…other professionals<br />Correct misinformation<br />Promote your programming<br />Promote your online content<br />Address questions<br />What else?<br />
    4. 4. TwitterTwitterverse, Twittersphere<br />Twitter.com<br />~ 600 million searches per day<br />
    5. 5. Microblog<br />140 characters<br />
    6. 6. Anatomy of a Tweet<br />Retweet<br />Username<br />Hashtag<br />Short Url<br />Avatar<br />
    7. 7. Twitter Conversational Vocabulary<br />
    8. 8. Let’s get started…<br />Search Twitter…<br />If you want to join the conversation, you need to create an account!<br />Let’s go to Twitter! http://twitter.com<br />Building your Profile…<br />Use an email address you check, write an informative bio, link your Twitter account to your website & other social networks<br />
    9. 9. OK, I have a Twitter account…why isn’t anyone following me?<br />Tweet personality-building “first impression” tweets<br />Follow others in your area…<br />http://wefollow.com/<br />Search keywords and hashtags (#)<br />Follow who others follow<br />“Who to Follow” on Twitter Toolbar<br />
    10. 10. Personalize Your Twitter Experience<br />Custom backgrounds<br />www.worldsbestbackgrounds.com<br />www.twitrbackgrounds.com/<br />www.twitrounds.com/<br />www.twitbacks.com/<br />And many, many more!<br />
    11. 11. Perfect Your Twitter Experience<br />Mobile Twitter Apps - http://twitter.com/#!/download<br />
    12. 12. For Expanded Twitter Needs…<br />Multi-user per Account: <br />CoTweethttp://cotweet.com/<br />Hootsuitehttp://hootsuite.com/<br />Scheduling:<br />HootSuitehttp://hootsuite.com/<br />CoTweethttp://cotweet.com/<br />Tweetdeckhttp://www.tweetdeck.com/<br />Twitter chat/hashtag management: <br />Twubshttp://twubs.com/<br />Tweetdeckttp://www.tweetdeck.com/<br />
    13. 13. Desktop Clients - Tweetdeck<br /> http://support.tweetdeck.com/entries/129001-what-s-new-in-tweetdeck-v0-34<br />
    14. 14. So, how can you use Twitter?<br />Sharing relevant information (even easier with social media “share” buttons)<br />Engaging your audience<br />Interacting with other experts<br />Having conversations around certain topics using hashtags (#)<br />Others: _____________________________<br />
    15. 15. Hashtags and Chats<br />Shown here http://twubs.com/<br />
    16. 16. Measurement Tools<br />Tweetreach – http://tweetreach.com/<br />Klout – http://klout.com/<br />
    17. 17. Learn more about Twitter<br />eXtension Professional Development: Twitter<br />http://about.extension.org/wiki/Recordings_of_eXtension_Professional_Development_Sessions#Twitter<br />Taming Twitter: http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/p80633984/<br />Twitter in Plain English video:<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o<br />

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