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  • Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta
  • Using twitter at conferences

    1. 1. USING TWITTER AT CONFERENCES & AS A PLN Nell EckersleyCO AB E Session #B 203 | Monday, Mar c h 2 5, 2013 | 10:30 AM - 11:4 5 AM
    2. 2. Agenda•What is Twitter?•The Power of the Hashtag•Interactions, Mentions and Retweets•Shortening Links for Tweets (and other purposes)•TweetChat #COABE13 2
    3. 3. Wiffiti #COABE13 3
    4. 4. https://twitter.com/ #COABE13 4
    5. 5. What Can You Say in 140 Characters? #COABE13 5
    6. 6. Retweets •RT @Username #COABE13 6
    7. 7. Hashtags • #COABE13 • #AdultEd • #EdTech #COABE13 7
    8. 8. Hashtags• Make the content of your Tweet easier to find for other people interested in the same topic #COABE13 8
    9. 9. Hashtags• Used as a rhetorical device #COABE13 9
    10. 10. Hashtags• Are not case sensitive, but using uppercase and lowercase letters can make them easier to read #COABE13 10
    11. 11. Hashtags• Anyone can make up a hashtag, but for it to be useful as a search term, others have to use it for the same consistent purpose #COABE13 11
    12. 12. Mentions #COABE13 12
    13. 13. Anatomy of a Good Tweet #COABE13 13
    14. 14. Exercise•Go to https://twitter.com/search•Type #COABE13 into the search bar•What other Hashtags are included?•Click on a Mention. Would you follow this person? #COABE13 14
    15. 15. Shortened URLS• http://ipadeducators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/preparing-your- school-for-an (73 characters)• http://bit.ly/YZ8Jlk (20 characters) #COABE13 15
    16. 16. Shortening Links for your TweetsYou can use BitLy to shorten URL’s without creating an account #COABE13 16
    17. 17. Customizing Your Shortened URLBut if you create an account on BitLy.com, you can customize your shortened URLSGo from http://bit.ly/YZ8Jlk to http://bit.ly/iPadinEd #COABE13 17
    18. 18. AnalyticsWith an account you can also track how many times the URL you created has been clicked. #COABE13 18
    19. 19. 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 #COABE13 19
    20. 20. Finding People to Follow • Most websites have a Twitter follow button • Search hashtags and words #AdultEd #COABE13 • When you find one person to follow, see who they follow #COABE13 20
    21. 21. Search Twitter• Search on http://Twitter.com for people, keywords or hashtags• Search on http://Search.Twitter.com for keywords or hashtags even if you don’t have a Twitter account• Track hashtags and tweet from http://tweetchat.com/• Tweets and Hashtags are ephemeral and are difficult to access after a period of time. Use other tools to help “save” Tweets• Paperli http://paper.li/• TweetDoc http://www.tweetdoc.org/• http://www.tweetarchivist.com/NCLAdvocacy/24 #COABE13 21
    22. 22. Paperli #COABE13 22
    23. 23. http://tweetchat.com/• TweetChat lets you follow a specific hashtag in real time-even if you don’t have a Twitter account. #COABE13 23
    24. 24. http://twtpoll.com #COABE13 24
    25. 25. http://twitpic.com #COABE13 25
    26. 26. https://support.twitter.com/articles/64986-how-to-report-spam-on-twitter# #COABE13 26
    27. 27. What to do right now?• Create a Twitter account on Twitter.com• Follow three people • @LACNYCnell, @NCLAdvocacy, @COABEnews • Search for people using #AdultEd and #COABE13 • Search for your favorite hobby, writer, singer, actor• Retweet one tweet and create one of your own tweets Remember to use hashtags• Join in the #AdultEd Twitter Town Hall With Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier on Tuesday March 26, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM #COABE13 27
    28. 28. What to do in the next few weeks•Spend 15 minutes on Twitter every morning •reading •retweeting •following new people•Try TweetDeck or receiving tweets as sms text messages #COABE13 28
    29. 29. Nell Eckersley• Twitter: @LACNYCNell• Email: NellE@LACNYC.org• http://www.scoop.it/t/twitter-in-adult-education #COABE13 29
    30. 30. COABE Evaluation• http://bit.ly/COABE13Eval #COABE13 30

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