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Getting Started With Twitter

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Getting Started With Twitter

  1. 1. Getting started with
  2. 2. What is Twitter? Twitter is a service for colleagues to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? 
  3. 3. Why use Twitter? Because even basic updates are meaningful – especially when they’re timely. In a conference setting Twitter can be used as both a real time source of information, and an historical archive recorded in the moment.
  4. 4. How does it work? Sign up at twitter.com . Post what you're doing in 140 characters or less!  Just type in the “What are you doing?” box and then click on “update.” Send your thoughts, observations, and goings-on in your day.
  5. 5. Send Updates via Cell Phone Go to http://twitter.com/devices . Follow the instructions to activate your cell phone, and post updates to Twitter by sending a text message to 40404. (Twitter is free, but standard text messaging rates apply.)
  6. 6. How to Tweet at the conference <ul><li>Watch the NCFR Twitter feed for the conference at http://www.ncfr.org/conf/socialmedia.asp </li></ul><ul><li>Better yet, contribute to the conference Twitter: </li></ul><ul><li>Post an update to Twitter and include “ncfr08” (without the quotation marks) anywhere in your tweet. Your comments are added to the conference Twitter feed. </li></ul><ul><li>(You also can follow other conference goers, including the NCFR official Twitter account: http://twitter.com/ncfr ) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Follow the official NCFR Twitter account http://twitter.com/ncfr
  8. 8. Include “ncfr08” in your tweet It now appears in the conference feed
  9. 9. One lucky ncfr08 tweeter will win this 10” Wi-Fi enabled digital photo frame! *Must be a paid conference registrant to win Tweet to win!

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