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Tweet What? 6 Sweet Ways to Connect in 140 Characters or Less


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Presentation for NJLA2009.

"Two top twitterers will show you how to use this popular application to connect with your customers for reference, customer service, and more! Tweet your way to a network of customers and colleagues, reach new users, and get 24/7 personal and professional development using “Twitterbrarians.” Learn how to start tweeting and connecting with those who use their computers and mobile devices to send and receive updates using this simple tool."

Julie Strange, Statewide Coordinator of Maryland AskUsNow! and Amy Kearns, CJRLC

Published in: Technology, Design

Tweet What? 6 Sweet Ways to Connect in 140 Characters or Less

  1. 1. On the other screen:  "Twitter Is Like..." (a meme started by Peter Bromberg)
  2. 2. Tweet What? 6 Sweet Ways to Connect  in 140 Characters or Less Julie Strange, Maryland AskUsNow! & Amy Kearns, CJRLC Tweet this session: #tweetw09
  3. 4. History The Idea
  4. 5. We like it  like that...
  5. 7. The Main Idea <ul><li>Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborations </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Conversations </li></ul>
  6. 9.
  7. 11. Grand Rapids (Michigan) Public Library
  8. 12. Twitter it! <ul><li>Twitter search is the new Google </li></ul>
  9. 13.   <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  10. 15. Who is doing it? <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  11. 16. Hillside Junior High School (Idaho)
  12. 17. not just for planned events!
  13. 18. Thanks to John Fink @ McMaster
  14. 19. Ask for feedback! (and get it!)
  15. 20.
  16. 21. Follow &quot;Things&quot; <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  17. 22. Be everywhere at once
  18. 25.
  19. 27. Locate the locals
  20. 29. The Six+ Sweet Ways... <ul><li>1. use it for reference </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>2. connect for customer service </li></ul><ul><li>3. broadcast news & events </li></ul><ul><li>4. solicit feedback </li></ul><ul><li>5. broaden professional network </li></ul><ul><li>6. be everywhere @once </li></ul><ul><li>7. harness the hive </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>8. &quot;water cooler&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>9. &quot;Twitter it&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>10. know first! </li></ul><ul><li>11. locate the locals </li></ul><ul><li>12. general silliness </li></ul>
  21. 30. How might you use it? let's brainstorm!
  22. 32. Resources <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Common Craft, Twitter in Plain English, quick video on Twitter: </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter Fan Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  23. 33. Follow Us! <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Julie Strange @strnglibrarian </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Amy Kearns @akearns [email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>