Simple guide to twitter Part 4 - managing the flow of information on twitter


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Simple guide to twitter Part 4 - managing the flow of information on twitter

  1. 1. My simple guide to Twitter Using the new Twitter layout Autumn 2010 Part 4: Managing the flow of information on Twitter
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  3. 3. Benefits of using Twitter <ul><li>Short headlines </li></ul><ul><li>Instant/live </li></ul><ul><li>You select what you want – not like Facebook where your friends might share stuff you don’t care about – you choose your friends more carefully on Twitter! </li></ul><ul><li>There are lots of Twitter analysis tools </li></ul>
  4. 4. Twitter lists <ul><li>When you choose who to follow you can add people to different twitter lists </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the list button to add the person to a list </li></ul><ul><li>So, you might have a list called ‘government depts’ – you can just view that list rather than all the people you follow on Twitter </li></ul>List button
  5. 5. Lists <ul><li>You can also look at other people’s lists and quickly follow a whole list. Click on ‘listed’ under the person’s name. </li></ul><ul><li>Then choose a list you like the look of </li></ul><ul><li>Then you can click ‘follow this list’ and follow all the people on that list </li></ul>
  6. 6. Twitter news sites <ul><li>There are some sites which take all the links shared by people you follow on Twitter and create an online newspaper out of it. Two excellent examples are: </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter Times: http:// / </li></ul><ul><li> http:// </li></ul>
  7. 7. Twitter news sites <ul><li>You can either create your own version of these news sites or view other people’s </li></ul><ul><li>Here are mine: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// /vahva </li></ul><ul><li>http:// /vahva </li></ul>
  8. 8. Saving and archiving tweets <ul><li>A simple way of saving tweets to return to later is by making them a ‘favourite’ by clicking on the star under the tweet – you can view them at any time by clicking on ‘favourites’ </li></ul><ul><li>If you want to save certain tweets and also analyse tweets based on a theme or event these tools are useful: </li></ul><ul><li>Twapperkeeper: </li></ul><ul><li>Archivist: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul>
  9. 9. Search and analysis tools <ul><li>Visit these sites to see the different things you can do with Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter for busy people: </li></ul><ul><li>Twitterfall: http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>Tweetgrid: http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>Tweetdeck: http:// /beta/ (this is a download rather than a website </li></ul><ul><li>but is a very useful way to manage lots of followers) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Approaches to using Twitter <ul><li>Have Twitter open most of the time (I use Twitter Gadget: on my iGoogle page) </li></ul><ul><li>View Twitter in short bursts </li></ul><ul><li>Read a Twitter ‘newspaper’ </li></ul><ul><li>View Twitter using your lists to distil information in groups </li></ul><ul><li>View topics by using the search bar or </li></ul><ul><li>clicking on trends or using an event </li></ul><ul><li>hashtag </li></ul>
  11. 11. Thanks for viewing! <ul><li>Thanks for viewing these slides. If you found them useful, why not tweet the link?! </li></ul><ul><li>See you on Twitter, I’m @vahva ! </li></ul>
  12. 12. End of part 4 (of 4) <ul><li>View the other parts in the series at: </li></ul><ul><li> </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>