My simple guide to Twitter  Using the new Twitter layout Autumn 2010 Part 1: Why should I join Twitter?
Why should I use Twitter? <ul><li>I asked my friends on Twitter what they thought was the best thing about Twitter </li></...
 
 
 
Why use Twitter? <ul><li>I got these responses within 30 minutes of asking the question! </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ehhhhhhh!” </...
Some things that have happened to me on Twitter <ul><li>I heard about the recent NZ earthquake 2 hours before it was break...
Some things that have happened to me on Twitter <ul><li>I made friends with a girl in America who I’m now ‘friends’ with o...
Some things that have happened to me on Twitter <ul><li>I organised an event for 30 delegates in 4 weeks using Twitter & g...
Some things that have happened to me on Twitter <ul><li>I have attended lots of conferences from the comfort of my desk </...
What is it for? What do you know that I should know? From:  http://www.joebower.org/2010/02/twitter-is-sold-wrong.html
How to view Twitter <ul><li>“ See where it says WHAT'S HAPPENING? Well, that's not what it should say. Because frankly, I ...
Being on Twitter… <ul><li>… is like being plugged in to the world’s brain! </li></ul><ul><li>Are you going to take the red...
End of part 1 (of 4) <ul><li>View the other parts in the series at:  </li></ul><ul><li>http://slideshare.net/bryonytaylor ...
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Why should I join Twitter?

Think Twitter is just a load of celebrities talking rubbish? Think again! This presentation outlines what I think the benefits of twitter are.

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    1. 1. My simple guide to Twitter Using the new Twitter layout Autumn 2010 Part 1: Why should I join Twitter?
    2. 2. Why should I use Twitter? <ul><li>I asked my friends on Twitter what they thought was the best thing about Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Here’s what they said: </li></ul>
    3. 6. Why use Twitter? <ul><li>I got these responses within 30 minutes of asking the question! </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ehhhhhhh!” </li></ul>Inage From: http://unrealitymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/the-fonz.jpg
    4. 7. Some things that have happened to me on Twitter <ul><li>I heard about the recent NZ earthquake 2 hours before it was breaking news on the BBC website </li></ul><ul><li>I made contact with my favourite author Margaret Atwood! </li></ul>
    5. 8. Some things that have happened to me on Twitter <ul><li>I made friends with a girl in America who I’m now ‘friends’ with on Facebook even though we’ve never met face-to-face </li></ul><ul><li>I have built up a large professional network and have an army of experts ready to answer my queries & share their knowledge </li></ul>
    6. 9. Some things that have happened to me on Twitter <ul><li>I organised an event for 30 delegates in 4 weeks using Twitter & gained lots of new contacts </li></ul><ul><li>I watched the election debates on TV and Twitter and was very entertained by the witty comments & funny things shared – like this spoof poster </li></ul>
    7. 10. Some things that have happened to me on Twitter <ul><li>I have attended lots of conferences from the comfort of my desk </li></ul><ul><li>I have found all sorts of inspirational videos, blogs and articles through Twitter </li></ul>
    8. 11. What is it for? What do you know that I should know? From: http://www.joebower.org/2010/02/twitter-is-sold-wrong.html
    9. 12. How to view Twitter <ul><li>“ See where it says WHAT'S HAPPENING? Well, that's not what it should say. Because frankly, I don't care what you are doing. You could be picking your nose right now, and I don't care, nor will I ever care. So don't tell me. What it should say is: WHAT DO  YOU KNOW THAT I SHOULD KNOW? If sold this way, Twitter can provide professionals with a window of almost infinite possibilities. When used as a port to professionalism, Twitter provides an opportunity like no other.”  </li></ul><ul><li>From this blog post: http://www.joebower.org/2010/02/twitter-is-sold-wrong.html </li></ul>
    10. 13. Being on Twitter… <ul><li>… is like being plugged in to the world’s brain! </li></ul><ul><li>Are you going to take the red pill or the blue pill? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you going to take the plunge and join Twitter? </li></ul>The red pill/blue pill comment is a reference to the move The Matrix. Inage From: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_BjW1avGcuos/S5p86n9R0QI/AAAAAAAAB2U/OA1EPQKAys8/s640/redblue_pill.jpg
    11. 14. End of part 1 (of 4) <ul><li>View the other parts in the series at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://slideshare.net/bryonytaylor </li></ul><ul><li>Part 1 – Why should I join Twitter? </li></ul><ul><li>Part 2 – Creating your profile </li></ul><ul><li>Part 3 – Tweeting </li></ul><ul><li>Part 4 – Managing the flow of information on Twitter </li></ul>

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