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Twitter - @GPRCLibraryhttp://twitter.com<br />What is Twitter<br />Who Uses Twitter<br />How does Twitter Work<br />Create...
What is Twitter? How is Twitter being used?<br />What is Twitter?<br />Social network site<br />A form of microblogging wh...
Who Uses Twitter	<br />Categories<br />General public<br />Academic Institutions<br />Magazines (Maclean’s)<br />TV person...
How Does Twitter Work<br />Organization of Twitter:<br />Profile & Home<br />Following & Followers<br />Tweets  (public) &...
Create Your Own Twitter Account	<br />Twitter glossary:<br />Tweet=your Twitter post <br />Retweet[ing]=how you share inte...
Twitter Apps and Add-ons<br />Twitter Goodies – http://twitter.com/goodies (widgets & buttons for blogs/websites)<br />Twi...
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Twitter Basics

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Twitter Basics

  1. 1. Twitter - @GPRCLibraryhttp://twitter.com<br />What is Twitter<br />Who Uses Twitter<br />How does Twitter Work<br />Create a Twitter account<br />Post a tweet<br />Find someone to follow <br />Educational Uses of Twitter<br />Twitter apps – Extras<br />
  2. 2. What is Twitter? How is Twitter being used?<br />What is Twitter?<br />Social network site<br />A form of microblogging where each “tweet” is limited to 140 characters.<br />A way to post small pieces of digital content: text, images, links, short videos<br />How is Twitter being used?<br />Personal – friends, family<br />Education – libraries, teachers, innovators<br />Entertainment – celebrities, comedians, <br />Businesses –newspapers, art galleries, entrepreneurs<br />
  3. 3. Who Uses Twitter <br />Categories<br />General public<br />Academic Institutions<br />Magazines (Maclean’s)<br />TV personalities<br />Politicians<br />Journalists<br />Educators<br />Examples<br />Margaret Atwood @MargaretAtwood<br />Rick Mercer@rickmercer<br />TED Talks@tedtalks<br />CBC Books@cbcbooks<br />
  4. 4. How Does Twitter Work<br />Organization of Twitter:<br />Profile & Home<br />Following & Followers<br />Tweets (public) & direct messages (Private)<br />@mentions<br />#hashtags<br />Favorites & Lists<br />
  5. 5. Create Your Own Twitter Account <br />Twitter glossary:<br />Tweet=your Twitter post <br />Retweet[ing]=how you share interesting posts, links, photos, or other information that another Twitter user has posted. <br />Reply=when you respond directly to a specific user; you use the @ symbol followed by the user's Twitter name<br />Hashtag=a way to tag terms in order to group and track discussions on the same topic or event; the term(s) is preceeded by a # symbol (Ex. #edleadership or #alamw10)<br />
  6. 6. Twitter Apps and Add-ons<br />Twitter Goodies – http://twitter.com/goodies (widgets & buttons for blogs/websites)<br />Twitpic– http://twitpic.com (photosharing)<br />Tweetie (Mac) - http://www.atebits.com/tweetie-mac/<br />Tweet Deck - http://www.tweetdeck.com/<br />Paper Li – http://paper.li/(read Twitter like a daily newspaper)<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />

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