All Things Twitter  Gee Ekachai Spring, 2011
 
What is  <ul><li>free  micro-blogging  service that allows users to send (up to 140 characters) and read other users' upda...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Check out oneforty.com
Twitter clients and apps <ul><li>Web: twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop: Tweetdeck, Seismic, Hootsuit, CoTweet </li></...
How to find people/groups to follow <ul><li>Search.twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>Twellow: The twitter Yellow Pages  </li><...
Keep up with current buzz  via trending topics
Professional connection <ul><li>Follow professionals, peers, experts </li></ul><ul><li>Take part in live chats #PRchat #Jo...
Things to do besides tweeting <ul><li>Share documents: Twitdoc, acamin </li></ul><ul><li>Share music: blip.fm, ping.fm </l...
How Biz uses Twitter <ul><li>Announce offers, events, products. But avoid hard sale </li></ul><ul><li>Promote new blog pos...
Twitter lingo <ul><li>@MarquetteU, mentions, who can see your tweets </li></ul><ul><li>Followers vs Following </li></ul><u...
Some writing tips <ul><li>Be valuable. Retweet. Contribute. Thank people. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid  “pointless babble.”  Gr...
 
The Art of RT <ul><li>Credit at least the original user who posted the tweet </li></ul><ul><li>Keep “Please RT.” Study sho...
 
http://mashable.com/guidebook/twitter
 
 
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  1. 1. All Things Twitter Gee Ekachai Spring, 2011
  2. 3. What is <ul><li>free micro-blogging service that allows users to send (up to 140 characters) and read other users' updates (known as tweets ). </li></ul><ul><li>Users can send and receive updates via twitter.com, desktop clients such as Tweetdeck, Seismic, HootSuite, or smartphone apps (e.g., Tweetie, Osfoora, Twitterific). </li></ul><ul><li>Useful for sharing info, status updates, networking, crowd sourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Some stats: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/infographic-twitter-statistics-facts-figures/ </li></ul>
  3. 10. Check out oneforty.com
  4. 11. Twitter clients and apps <ul><li>Web: twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop: Tweetdeck, Seismic, Hootsuit, CoTweet </li></ul><ul><li>Phone apps: Twitter (formerly Tweetie), Osfoora, Echofon, Twitterific, Twittelator, TwitRocker </li></ul><ul><li>iPad apps: Osfoora, Twitterific, Twittelator,TwitRocker </li></ul>
  5. 12. How to find people/groups to follow <ul><li>Search.twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>Twellow: The twitter Yellow Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Geofollow: Twitter users listed by location, tags, interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Listorious </li></ul>
  6. 13. Keep up with current buzz via trending topics
  7. 14. Professional connection <ul><li>Follow professionals, peers, experts </li></ul><ul><li>Take part in live chats #PRchat #Journchat, #entrychat or certain topics of interest using hashtags </li></ul><ul><li>Track professional conferences #NMAS10 #SXSW10 </li></ul>
  8. 15. Things to do besides tweeting <ul><li>Share documents: Twitdoc, acamin </li></ul><ul><li>Share music: blip.fm, ping.fm </li></ul><ul><li>Share pictures: Twitpic, mobypicture </li></ul><ul><li>Share videos: Twitvid, Twiddeo </li></ul><ul><li>Share business cards: twtbizcard </li></ul>
  9. 16. How Biz uses Twitter <ul><li>Announce offers, events, products. But avoid hard sale </li></ul><ul><li>Promote new blog posts </li></ul><ul><li>Link to stories beneficial to customers </li></ul><ul><li>Customer service, help desk </li></ul><ul><li>Listen </li></ul><ul><li>Trivia, contests, games </li></ul>
  10. 17. Twitter lingo <ul><li>@MarquetteU, mentions, who can see your tweets </li></ul><ul><li>Followers vs Following </li></ul><ul><li>RT @MarquetteU or via @MarquetteU </li></ul><ul><li>D MarquetteU </li></ul><ul><li>Hashtag #MarquetteU </li></ul><ul><li>Favorites </li></ul><ul><li>Trending topics </li></ul><ul><li>#FollowFriday #FF </li></ul><ul><li>Shorten URL: tinyurl.com, bit.ly </li></ul><ul><li>TweetUp, twitpic </li></ul><ul><li>#ifeelsogreattoday </li></ul>
  11. 18. Some writing tips <ul><li>Be valuable. Retweet. Contribute. Thank people. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid “pointless babble.” Grrr. Gah. WTF? </li></ul><ul><li>Balance between professional and personal </li></ul><ul><li>Share interesting pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Off to @MarquetteU to meet with one of @FvrythingPR's students. Glad I can give back to @MUCollegeofComm! </li></ul><ul><li>Not really 140 characters. Leave room for RT </li></ul><ul><li>Use a symbol before @follower to show to everybody </li></ul><ul><li>Think before you tweet. Don’t pull a Kenneth Cole </li></ul>
  12. 20. The Art of RT <ul><li>Credit at least the original user who posted the tweet </li></ul><ul><li>Keep “Please RT.” Study shows people tend to RT with that request. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the link, if any, in the original tweet </li></ul><ul><li>Try to keep the original tweet intact. You can add your take if there’s room </li></ul><ul><li>Between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. --most popular time for RT </li></ul><ul><li>Posting about social media will get retweets </li></ul>
  13. 22. http://mashable.com/guidebook/twitter

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