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  1. 1. Hashtags, Retweets,and 140 Characters:Finding Meaning inTwitter - Part 1 August 29, 2012
  2. 2. Agenda• What is Twitter?• Basics of Twitter o Hashtags o Retweets o Shortening Links for Tweets (and other purposes) o How to find people to follow o How to get people to follow you• Twitter as a Personal Learning Network o Keep up on newest research, happenings and training events o Find peers o Follow Conferences even when you cannot attend 2
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  4. 4. What Can You Say in 140 Characters? 4
  5. 5. Retweeting• RT @Username 5
  6. 6. HashTags#DigLit #GED2014#AdultEd # GED 6
  7. 7. Hashtags vs Mentions• Hashtags have # in front of them (no spaces allowed)• Hashtags are like signposts to content• Mentions start with @ followed by a person or organization’s twitter name (no spaces allowed)• Mentions help connect people who tweet (tweeple?)• Mentions are like sign posts to other people who tweet• So mention the LAC using @theLACNYC and hashtag topics like #GED and #AdultEd 7
  8. 8. Anatomy of a Good Tweet 8
  9. 9. Shortened URLS• -your-school-for-an (73 characters)• (13 characters)
  10. 10. Shortening Links for Your TweetsYou can use BitLy to shorten URL’s without creating an account. 10
  11. 11. QR CodeAnd with or without an account you can make any of the shortened URLS into a QR Code by adding .qr at the end 11
  12. 12. Finding People to Follow• In search hashtags and words #AdultEd• See who experts follow• Look for Twitter links on websites you like 12
  13. 13. Sending and Receiving Tweets•• Texts via your cell phone• Applications on computers & smart phones o Tweetdeck o HootSuite o Seesmic 13
  14. 14. Before You Join Twitter• Come up with possible Twitter names o Have options incase your first choice is taken o Short is better• Develop a list of five people/places to follow• Have a picture to upload as your avatar 14
  15. 15. Once you Join• Follow at least five people o @theLACNYC, @LACNYCNell, @TonyLAC2, @VenuThelakkat for example o Search for people using #AdultEd o Search for your favorite hobby, writer, singer, actor, comic, political figure, tv show, magazine, organization• Retweet one tweet and create one of your own tweets. Remember to use hashtags 15
  16. 16. What to Do in the Next Few Weeks• Spend 15 minutes on Twitter every morning (or some other time) o reading Tweets o retweeting o following new people• Try TweetDeck or receiving tweets as sms text messages on your cellphone 16
  17. 17. Comedy••• Tips••• 17
  18. 18. TweetDeck 18