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Intro to twitter use

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Intro to twitter use

  1. 1. Basics on how to use Twitter (a really short intro) ESA Trainee Network - #ESATraineeN
  2. 2. ESA Trainee Network - #ESATraineeN Twitter is referred to as the SMS of the Internet because of its unmatched popularity and similarity to the SMS used on cellphones (www.techopedia.com) - an extreme power to spread information: •7,628 short messages (“tweets”) per second (http://www.internetlivestats.com/one- second/#tweets-band) •over 313 million active users each month (https://about.twitter.com/company )
  3. 3. Creating a Twitter account ESA Trainee Network - #ESATraineeN https://twitter.com/signup Follow the instructions! • Go to:
  4. 4. ESA Trainee Network - #ESATraineeN • And what you are interested in • Choose an username Creating a Twitter account
  5. 5. ESA Trainee Network - #ESATraineeN • Find who you want to follow and import contacts (optional) Creating a Twitter account
  6. 6. ESA Trainee Network - #ESATraineeN • Choose who you want to follow (Twitter offers profiles base on what interests you selected in previous steps) Creating a Twitter account
  7. 7. • For managing your profile, click the avatar, and choose from the menu ESA Trainee Network - #ESATraineeN
  8. 8. • You can upload profile and/or header photo ESA Trainee Network - #ESATraineeN
  9. 9. • You can add some facts about yourself... • ...which will later appear beneath your profile name ESA Trainee Network - #ESATraineeN
  10. 10. ESA Trainee Network - #ESATraineeN • For changing your settings and privacy, choose from the menu
  11. 11. ESA Trainee Network - #ESATraineeN Congratulations! Your Twitter profile is now ready to use!
  12. 12. ESA Trainee Network - #ESATraineeN What can you do from your Twitter profile? • Tweet • Follow someone • Mention someone • Retweet someone else’s tweet • Favore (like) someone else’s tweet • Reply to someone else’s tweet • Send a personal message
  13. 13. Tweeting • „Tweet” – a short messages containing 140 characters • limited number of characters urges the use of many abbreviations, e.g. http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/Twitter_Dictionary_Guide.asp#a • https://blog.bufferapp.com/social-media-acronyms-abbreviations • http://stylecaster.com/social-media-acronyms-abbreviations-what-they-mean/ • https://sproutsocial.com/insights/social-media-acronyms/
  14. 14. Tweeting • # - ‘pound/hash’ – symbol used with words/phrases that identifyes a specific topic „to hashtag a topic”, e.g. #ESATraineeN (official # for ESA Trainee Network), #ESAGeneva (official # for ESA Congress in Geneva) #anaesthesia, #trainee,.... • @ - „mention” – used with names of Twitter accounts to address someone, e.g. @ESATraineeN (official @ for ESA Trainee Network) @ESA_HQ (official @ for ESA) • you can embed a link in your tweet, or... • attach a photo or a video
  15. 15. Tweeting • Click „Tweet” • Compose a tweet • Click „Tweet” to post it
  16. 16. ESA Trainee Network - #ESATraineeN Tweeting • Your tweet
  17. 17. ESA Trainee Network - #ESATraineeN Tweeting • search Twitter for people/organisations you wish to follow • click on their profile • click on „Follow”
  18. 18. Retweeting - RT • Retweet someone else’s tweet to share it with yoour followers • by clicking „Retweet” - • by including „RT” and @ of a profile whose tweet you wish to retweet or
  19. 19. ESA Trainee Network - #ESATraineeN Favoring • by clicking „Like” - • Favore (like) someone else’s tweet • Reply to someone else’s tweet Replying • by clicking „Like” -
  20. 20. Personal message • click „Messages” icon • choose the recipient • and type your message
  21. 21. ESA Trainee Network - #ESATraineeN • You can tweet from your mobile phone by downloading the Twitter app! https://twitter.com/download?logged_out=1&lang=en
  22. 22. ESA Trainee Network - #ESATraineeN ESA Geneva Congress • if tweeting form the Congress, please, tweet using both # - #ESAGeneva and #ESATraineeN, to label your tweet with the Congress’s # (former), and to identifiy yourself as anaesthesia trainee (latter) • if using Twitter, please, follow @ESATraineeN

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