Twitter for Librarians

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Twitter Presentation at the JISC RSC Scotland Web 2.0 Forum for Librarians

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Twitter for Librarians

  1. 1. Twitter Carol Walker eLearning Advisor (Learning Technology) http://twitter.com/weedog JISC RSC Scotland North & East
  2. 2. Love it? Hate it?
  3. 3. Type a message (tweet) into the box above – up to a 140 characters in length. Hit “update” and it will send your tweet to all your followers
  4. 4. Why are you using it? What do you want to achieve?
  5. 5. Finding People http://search.twitter.com Look at the followers/following of the people you are following Directories such as wefollow.com Twitter can scan your email contacts to find fellow twitterers
  6. 6. Profile Page: http://twitter.com/yourusername Profile Checklist: Avatar Do you want to remain anonymous? Name Web Bio
  7. 7. Profile Page: http://twitter.com/yourusername
  8. 8. Home Page: http://twitter.com/ (when logged in)
  9. 9. Tweet Terminology @user Reply to user RT ReTweet – resend information to your followers D or DM Send a direct message to a user – doesn’t appear in your timeline # Hashtag
  10. 10. Library Twitterers
  11. 11. Twitterers Institutions Individual users @qmulrc @libram @birkbecklibrary @cgroom1 @ednaplib @philbradley Library associations Services Public libraries @scotlibraries @intute @libr8
  12. 12. Desktop clients
  13. 13. TweetDeck desktop client: Allows you to create Groups and Filters
  14. 14. 1 Postdate tweets 2 Add multiple users
  15. 15. Accessible Twitter
  16. 16. 3rd Party Services
  17. 17. http://twitter.polldaddy.com
  18. 18. http://twitterfeed.com
  19. 19. Image Attributions Slide 1 Twitter Bird Logo http://wefunction.com/ Slide 2 Image: 'Marmite' www.flickr.com/photos/14425881@N03/3218881305 Slide 3 Image: 'Goalpost @ Lowestoft, Suffolk' www.flickr.com/photos/43632116@N00/2086343139

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