Are you a twit if you tweet

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An overview of social media for libraries with a focus on Twitter

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Are you a twit if you tweet

  1. 1. b Are you a twit if you tweet?
  2. 2. Photo:Despair, Inc Tweet stalk Blogs itunesU Youtube Facebook Youtube channel Flickr @swinburne
  3. 3. Don’t get put off by marketing hype....
  4. 4. Twitter:@armano
  5. 5. Why?
  6. 6. Photo: The Building Blocks of Library 2.0 http://library2pointoh.fi/ Engaging & connecting with users
  7. 7. These statistics will amaze
  8. 8. Over 70% of internet users visited a social networking site in June, a 29% rise from the same time last year - ComScore June 2009
  9. 9. ... if you’re asking why you should pay attention, you probably don’t need to. And that’s ok. With emerging trends, you really should play with the stuff you’re interested in, and let others mess with things that don’t interest you. But then - and this is important – SHARE. (King 2007) Twitter:@davidleeking
  10. 10. collaborative Respect losing some control mobile Text strategy policies etiquette personal v work
  11. 11. Be professional, kind, discreet, authentic. Represent us well. Remember that you can’t control it once you hit “update.” (Shepard, J 2009)
  12. 12. Be mindful... Google or Bing yourself regularly?
  13. 13. Photo: Flickr woodleywonderworks
  14. 14. enhance services & promotion engage avoid parents at the party syndrome take risks
  15. 15. 40.55% babble 37.55% conversational 8.7% "pass along value" 5.85% self-promotional 3.75% are spam 3.6% are news Peer analytics 2009
  16. 16. Twitter grew the most, with 800,000 visitors in June — up from 13,000 last year – ComScore June 2009
  17. 17. Top 100 librarian tweeters.. .
  18. 18. Sign up Follow some librarians Send a tweet Search #Hashtags Overview
  19. 19. Tools: Tweetdeck Tweetie (iphone) Meet f2f #socialmelb Stats: www.compete.com twittercounter.com
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  21. 21. Hart, J 2009, Twitter workshop: 20 tasks to get started with Twitter , viewed 23 October 2010, http://www.slideshare.net/janehart/twitter-workshop-1604109. Lee, D 2007, Twitter explained for librarians or 10 ways to use Twitter , viewed 28 October 2009, http://www.davidleeking.com/2007/03/10/twtter-explained-for- librarians-or-10-ways-to-use-twitter/. Mashable: the social media guide 2006-2009: The twitter guide book , viewed 30 October 2009, http://mashable.com/guidebook/twitter/. O'Neil, M 2009, The complete guide to twitter , viewed 23 October 2009, http://www.makeuseof.com/short/manuals/twitter. Papworth, L 2009, Enterprise: List of 40 social media staff guidelines , viewed 23 October 2009, http://laurelpapworth.com/enterprise-list-of-40-socia l-media-staff-guidelines/. Sheperd 2009, A twit terable Twitter policy , viewed 12 August 2009, http://www.gruntledemployees.com/gruntled_employees/2009/03/a-tweetable-twitter-policy.html Twitter 101: Getting started , 2009, viewed 28 October 2009, http://business.twitter .com/twitter101/starting.

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