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  • Here to discuss 1) How SUNY Libraries are using Twitter 2) How SUNY Librarians are using Twitter 3) Potential and benefits of Twitter for SUNY libraries and librarians
  • Think Facebook/Myspace short status updates
  • Participating in the “backchannel”
  • Choose a shorter username, allows more room for RTs.
  • Tweet To Me

    1. 1. Twittering Libraries and Librarians in SUNY<br />Tweet to Me SUNYLA Panel PresentationJune 18, 2009<br />Bill Drew, TC3<br />Carleen Huxley, Jefferson<br />Kate Pitcher, Geneseo<br />Alesia McManus, Binghamton<br />
    2. 2. What is it?<br />Micro-blogging – share thoughts, ideas, links with a network in 140 characters or less.<br />Real time feedback<br />Ability to update from computer or portable device (cell phone, iTouch).<br />
    3. 3. @Interact<br />
    4. 4. RTShare<br />
    5. 5. #Participate<br />
    6. 6. “…the most fascinating thing about Twitter is not what it’s doing to us. It’s what we’re doing to it.” (Johnson)<br />
    7. 7. Twitter Effect<br />Viral possibilities of Retweeting (RT)<br />
    8. 8. Twitter in action<br />Mumbai terror attacks (November 2008)<br />Mike Wilson twittering after surviving a plane crash (December 2008).<br />College roommates in Texas raising money to save a dog found on the highway (May 2009).<br />Ashton Kutcher using Twitter to raise money for Malaria cause (April 2009).<br />
    9. 9. Steps to starting Twitter<br />1) Open an account<br />2) Find people to follow<br />3) Find a desktop or phone application to use for updating your twitter<br />4) Start tweeting<br />
    10. 10. Open a Twitter account<br />Go to www.twitter.com<br />Choose a username<br />Fill out your account settings (institution, URL).<br />Fill out the 160 character bio. Make it personal, tell people the names of the staff members who will be posting.<br />
    11. 11. Find people to follow<br />Twellow<br />We Follow<br />Local Tweeps<br />Twazzup<br />Search through followers of the people you are already following.<br />
    12. 12. Third Party Applications<br />Desktop<br />Twhirl<br />TweetDeck<br />TwitterFox<br />Mobile<br />Twitterrific<br />Tweetie<br />Twitterberry<br />
    13. 13. Professional Tweeting<br />Carleen Huxley<br />Assistant Librarian, SUNY JCC<br />www.twitter.com/cshlib<br />
    14. 14. How I use Twitter<br />Meeting other SUNY librarians. Making a connection before we meeting in person.<br />Exchanging information- using network as an information resource.<br />
    15. 15. Who I follow<br />Librarians (co-workers)<br />Libraries/Associations – SUNLA, NYLA<br />Educators (secondary and higher-ed)<br />Journals - LJ<br />Journalists (local and national)<br />News (local and national)<br />Techies – Mashable, O’Reilly, Techie friends/coworkers<br />Vendors – Springshare, Ebsco, <br />
    16. 16. iPhone Desktop<br />
    17. 17. Suggestions for better tweeting<br />Dialogue vs. Monologue<br />Reply to @’s<br />Be authentic.<br />Be human.<br />
    18. 18. Choosing who to followTwitter Legitimacy<br />Follow to Follow ratio<br />Following 1000 but only 100 followers, not as legitimate. Vice versa indicates more legitimacy.<br />Picture/Avatar and about section<br />Review content – is it interesting, thoughtful, useful.<br />
    19. 19. Potential possibilities of Twitter<br />Patrons asking reference questions through Twitter?<br />…..What else?<br />
    20. 20. Carleen Huxleywww.twitter.com/cshlibDigital profile : http://www.retaggr.com/Page/CarleenHuxley<br />
    21. 21. Arrington, Michael. “First Hand Accounts of Terrorist Attacks in India on Twitter, Flickr.” TechCrunch. November 26, 2008. http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/11/26/first-hand-accounts-of-terrorist-attacks-in-india-on-twitter/. <br />Harkin, James. “Twitter: we all need to be in the loop.” TimesOnline. February 18 2009. http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/the_way_we_live/article5754902.ece.<br />Johnson, Steven. “How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live.” Time Magazine. June 4, 2009. http://www.time.com/time/printout/0%2C8816%2C1902604%2C00.html<br />Parr, Ben. “How two roommates saved a dog’s life using Twitter.” Mashable. May 24, 2009. http://mashable.com/2009/05/24/twitter-dog/.<br />Preston, Caroline. “The race for a Million Twitter Ends with a Big Gift to Charity.” The Chronicle of Philanthropy. April 19 2009. http://philanthropy.com/news/prospecting/7893/the-race-for-a-million-twitter-followers-ends-with-a-b<br />

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