Purpose of the Presentation• The purpose of this presentation is to show what is twitter, how, who and why we use twitter.• Were are going to talk about the information• We are going to talk about micro-blogging.
Table of content• Introduction • Advantages and Disadvantages • Definition • Purpose • References list • Twitter• Get started with twitter • Creating an account • Editing your account • Features• Who, Why and How is Twitter used? • Twitters usages • Why do we use twitter ?
Definition• Micro-blogging is a very social method of communication that appeals to our inherently inquisitive human nature. We’re social beings who like to know what other people a doing, reading, writing, watching, listening to etc.! It’s open, informal and spontaneous, all of which encourages interaction.
PurposeUsers and organizations can set uptheir own micro-blogging service: freeand open source software is availablefor this purpose. Hosted micro-blogging platforms are also availablefor commercial and organizational use.
TwitterTwitter is an online social networking service and micro- blogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, known as "tweets". It was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and launched that July. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with over 140 million active users as of 2012, generating over 340 millions tweets daily and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day.
How to Create an Account ?!• Go to https://Twitter.com/signup e!!• The first field will ask you to enter your full name. or click her• Create your own username and the website will tell you if the username is available for you to use it or not.• Enter a password, one of your own. Make sure your password includes numbers and letters, not only letters !!• The minute you find the right username and the right password enter your email to continue.• Fill in the “Captcha” to prove that you’re not a robot!!• Select sources that grabs your attention.• YAAY, YOU’RE DONE !!! YOU HAVE CREATED YOUR OWN TWITTER ACCOUNT.
Twitter termenology:Familiar Terms in Twitter • Tweets: Each twitter user’s updates or posts. • @ Symbol: referring to or mentioning a Twitter user, and it should be added before the username. For example @Tweet2012guide • Retweet or RT: is when you share the tweet of one Twitter user with all of your Twitter followers. • Reply: is when you respond to a tweet from a specific user. • Direct Messages: is a message that is sent privately to another Twitter user. • Follower: If you find interesting Twitter users "follow them" to subscribe to their tweets. they can follow you back but it’s not necessary. • # Hash tags: are words or acronyms that begin with the number sign. They are used when many people are tweeting about the same topic or the same event, and it’s often atop trending topics list. For example #Dubai.
Some Twitter Features• Who to follow: shows twitter accounts that your other Twitter users follow.• Twitter for business: This gets you directly in contact with a glossary of terms, best practices, case studies that are related to business.• Advertising on Twitter: You can get started with advertising on Twitter and learn more about Promoted Trends, Promoted Tweets and even Promoted Accounts.• Search: you can search for a keyword in a topic or anything that comes to your mind and you can save the search.
Twitter usages• Twitter gives the opportunity for all people to have an account for free.• In twitter you can search for people who you know and don’t know such as your friends and family, and fans around the world• It has been an effective tool for reaching out to many things such as : companies, and celebrities, etc..• Twitter is helpful, though that teacher can communicate with students
Why do we use twitter ? • Keep in to u c h with frien S tay ds and• Fin d News: share idea te s up-to da ed • W ork relat •Post sta ch tus • F or resear updates
? ? ?? Creating an account What’s Next? Clickto watch the video online Get started with twitter. (via Jing)
Advantages & Disadvantages Advantages Disadvantages•Signing up is for free. 3. You don’t know the•Easy to join and use. real identities of your•You can use any name to speak followers.up what is in your mind. 4. Time consumption if used a lot. 5. Internet predators.
References• http://tweeternet.com/• http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-microblogging.htm• Bruno, A. (2009, March 7). Twitter on the highway. Billboard. Retrieved October 21, 2011 from http://books.google.com/books?id=3Huu90EQHpEC&pg=PT15&dq=twitter&hl=en&ei=v62hT• Clapperton, G. (2010). WebWise: What is Twitter? Retrieved October 20, 2011 form http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/guides/about-twitter