This is an adapted version of my slideshow 'how to tweet'.
This was run as a workshop over 1.5 hrs. To fully do it justice it needs about 2 hours or more really though! Feel free to adapt and use in your own organisation.
1. Learn how to use Twitter through the #learning3 experiment Input!
3. I thought Twitter was just a load of gossip Think again, it has far more uses than you might think! Get breaking news Share information Ask questions – and get answers from experts Follow and participate in conferences remotely Learn Be part of a professional network Promote the work you’re doing
19. On the right hand column of any twitter profile is a list of people being followed by that individual. Hover over the photo to see the person’s name. Click on the photo to visit that person’s page and then click ‘follow’ to follow them.
30. Write your tweet in the box under the words ‘What’s happening?’ If you want to add a comment as part of the #learning3 debate then add the hashtag #learning3
35. These are the topics which were trending in the UK on 24 th February 2010. Click on a topic to see all live tweets related to that topic or hashtag.
Decide as a group which bit people most want a focus on.
Flipchart what people think twitter is all about.
If you already use Twitter this is the page you log in on when you go to Twitter. Click on ‘sign in’
Unique names are getting harder to come by. If you’re struggling you could choose a name that’s something you’re interested in. For example, Sarah Wilkie is a massive Newcastle United fan so her username is Toonsarah.
Discuss private v public.
Demonstrate uploading a picture.
Explain that people sometimes find people to follow by the key words in people’s biographies.
Show my profile theme.
Explain that to find these on Twitter they should write http://twitter.com/ into Twitter followed by the username.
Demonstrate a reply and a retweet.
Demonstrate a direct message.
Demonstrate a hashtag. Explain that #learning3 is a hashtag.
Demonstrate a tweet about our workshop.
Demonstrate using Tinyurl. Explain how useful this is for lots of things. Show how you can use custom alias.