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Understanding Twitter


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These are the slides from my speech on the basics of what Twitter is and how individuals and businesses are using it.

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Understanding Twitter

  1. 1. Understanding Twitter by justin coleman
  2. 2. What is it?
  3. 3. What is it? • Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates via SMS, instant messaging, email, to the Twitter website, or any one of the multitude of Twitter applications now available. from wikipedia
  4. 4. History • Created in 2006 • Launched at SXSWi in Austin, Tx in 2007 • Founded by Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and Evan Williams
  5. 5. Misconceptions • “140 characters isn’t enough to get my message across!” • “Twitter copied the Facebook redesign.” • “Twitter isn’t going to catch’s just a stupid idea.”
  6. 6. How Can You Use Twitter?
  7. 7. For Entertainment
  8. 8. Stephen Fry stuck on an elevator with friends from Twitter. Shaq with one of his followers in a diner.
  9. 9. For Breaking News
  10. 10. For Socializing
  11. 11. How Are Businesses Using Twitter?
  12. 12. Listening
  13. 13. Customer Interaction
  14. 14. Spreading Information
  15. 15. So, Twitter Is... • ...a realtime communication network that didn’t copy Facebook nor is it just a fad. • ...whatever you need it be. • ...valuable to businesses because it provides them with realtime feedback and connects them with customers.
  16. 16. ‘‘ Twitter provides a new way of messaging. It’s ‘‘ the messaging service we didn’t know we needed until we had it. Biz Stone - Twitter Co-Founder