Twitter Basics

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Why and How to Use Twitter

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Twitter Basics

  1. 1. Twitter 101 The Twitter Basics
  2. 2. Why Twitter?
  3. 3. Why Twitter?
  4. 4. Why Twitter?
  5. 5. Why Twitter? <ul><li>Get the news early and in real-time </li></ul><ul><li>Share content; others’ vs. yours </li></ul><ul><li>Access and connect; networking </li></ul><ul><li>Ask and learn; crowd-sourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Track events and conferences; back channels </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in charities and causes </li></ul><ul><li>Vent </li></ul>
  6. 6. Setting Up Twitter
  7. 7. Setting Up Twitter <ul><li>Decide the purpose of your new account </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in all the blanks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant link: website, blog, LinkedIn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bio: include ^name or disclosure statement </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Twitter Terminology <ul><li>Re-Tweet (2 ways) </li></ul><ul><li>@’s </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Messages </li></ul><ul><li>#Hashtags </li></ul>
  9. 9. Twitter Features <ul><li>Photo’s & Video’s – Twitpic or Twitvid </li></ul><ul><li>Link Accounts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linkedin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Twitter Tools <ul><li>Apps – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer –Tweetdeck/Seesmic/CoTweet.. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone – Twitter/Hootsuite/Tweedeck…. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Discussion Questions <ul><li>How often do I need to Tweet? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I get more followers? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find people to follow? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I get RT’d? </li></ul><ul><li>Other? </li></ul>

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