Great for relationship building, finding others with similar interests … people like a bit of opinion.. Short characters – the value of an RT… sharing amongst bigger & bigger networks… One small STARTING TWEETShttp://yearinreview.twitter.com/en/tps.html (tweets per second 2011)
Gender Spread (source?)
The celebrity agenda…
Activity on any world events – usually breaks first, and conversation continues… (is it those loudest though?)
This is clear!!
How has it helped me?
Note – conversation option…
Time to create own…
Feel the tempo…
So – plenty to mull over there in the break time. Got a slightly more condensed session after the break… working our way through a range of tools!! So caffeine up!
Not a conversation = trying to ‘show your own cool’ .. (2 mins)
Here’s my suggestions for a ‘daily workout’ – anticipated to take around 20 minutes a day… worth the investment – really has to look active to generate interest!
Prayers appreciated as this is due 9th July (revised deadline!) … covers a lot of digital culture, designed to take the fear out of using it – seen as the biggest sticking point for most… so useful for all, but with particular focus on those aspects that affect kids
Final word – remember – there is always a human being at the other end of the keyboard… think before you type…Questions?
Engaging in the Twittersphere October 2013
Dr Bex Lewis, Digital Fingerprint
October 2013, for:
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• Twitter brings you closer to the
things you are passionate
about - and for millions of
people across the globe that is
What is Twitter?
• FREE” „microblogging‟ (since March 2006)
• 140 characters (based on SMS) know as
• Read by subscribers (known as followers)
• Different from Facebook (friends vs interest)
• Maintain interest: not just “I had toast”
• Not time/geographically dependent
• A „Retweet‟ (RT) is a true compliment
• #Hashtags are core to usability
• Third party apps increase the usability
• Adding one or more topic/hashtag to an unrelated
Tweet in an attempt to gain attention in search
• Repeatedly Tweeting the same topic/hashtag
without adding value to the conversation in an
attempt to get the topic trending or trending
• Tweeting about each Trend in order to drive traffic
to your profile, especially when mixed with
• Listing Trends in combination with a request to be
• Tweeting about a Trend and posting a misleading
link to something unrelated
Don‟t overthink. Running through
committees, endless drafts and
approval processes to get a response
out there can cause far more damage
than good. As long as you have taken
the time to assess the situation and
can take a rational, respectful tone in
your response, even an awkward
response is OK to start with, and
buys you time to continue to respond
to the problem.
• What do you want to achieve from
• How often will you tweet?
• Will you use one or multiple
• If tweeting as a brand, who will be
• Have you access to a smartphone?
• What will be your
When you‟re online
• Manage expectations,
especially through the bio
• To expect