Twitter and the Library

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Twitter and the Library

  1. 1. Twitter and the Library<br />Eric Schnell<br />Associate Professor <br /> Emerging Technologies and Services Specialist<br /> The Ohio State University<br /> http://pro.osu.edu/profiles/schnell.9 <br />
  2. 2. What is Twitter?<br />http://www.vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=757146<br />
  3. 3. Who uses Twitter?<br />May 2009 Unique Monthly visitors = 18.2 million<br />(up from 1.2 unique visitors in May 2008)<br />http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/nielsen_pr_090619.pdf<br />
  4. 4. It’s Conversation<br />
  5. 5. It’s Professional Networking<br />
  6. 6. It’s a Social Medium AND a Resource<br />
  7. 7. It’s a Conference Backchannel<br />
  8. 8. It’s Breaking News<br />
  9. 9. It’s from Government<br />
  10. 10. It’s Searchable<br />
  11. 11. It’s Shareable<br />
  12. 12. It’s Syndicatable <br />
  13. 13. It’s Syndicatable II<br />
  14. 14. It’s Instant Updates<br />
  15. 15. It’s Marketing<br />
  16. 16. Libraries can:announce programs or other special events<br />
  17. 17. Libraries can:feed onto a Web site<br />
  18. 18. Libraries can:send updates to followers’ phones<br />
  19. 19. Libraries on Twitter<br />
  20. 20. Libraries on Twitter<br />
  21. 21. Libraries on Twitter<br />
  22. 22. Libraries on Twitter<br />
  23. 23. We’re Live<br />

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