July 2010 Meeting<br />What the Heck is Twitter & How Do I Use It?<br />
Twitter Terminology<br />Tweet: term for update; must be within 140 characters. Example: Did you see the tweet from @marcu...
Twitter 101<br />What is Twitter?  <br /><ul><li>Twitter describes itself as, “a service for friends, family, and co–worke...
Give back (Retweet, #FollowFriday)
Participate in network chats (#sifeccn, #jobhuntchat, #CCChat)
Provide expertise</li></li></ul><li>Twitter 101<br />Why should I use it?<br /><ul><li>Personal branding
Knowledge source
Crowdsourcing
Inspiration</li></ul>Who is using it?<br /><ul><li>Recruiters
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  1. 1. July 2010 Meeting<br />What the Heck is Twitter & How Do I Use It?<br />
  2. 2. Twitter Terminology<br />Tweet: term for update; must be within 140 characters. Example: Did you see the tweet from @marcusclarkus? He tweeted about SIFE!<br />Retweet (RT): term for reposting messages that you find useful, relevant, entertaining, etc. A great way to pay it forward! Example: RT @LowesRecruiting: We are hosting the #sifeccn summer meeting Wed/Thurs this week Follow tag for all updates and happenings great sessions & speakers.<br />Direct Message (DM) – private message you don’t want broadcasted sent between twitter users. Can only be exchanged if each user follows the other. Example: Mark – What is your email address? We could set up a call, too. 417.575.3555. <br />Hashtag: markers used to “tag” updates, or tweets, as it relates to the subject matter. Users can search for the hashtag a number of different ways. Example: Don’t forget to join us for the BONUS session, “What the Heck is Twitter?” at #sifeccn!<br />
  3. 3. Twitter 101<br />What is Twitter? <br /><ul><li>Twitter describes itself as, “a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?”</li></ul>What’s the best way to use it?<br /><ul><li>Be authentic
  4. 4. Give back (Retweet, #FollowFriday)
  5. 5. Participate in network chats (#sifeccn, #jobhuntchat, #CCChat)
  6. 6. Provide expertise</li></li></ul><li>Twitter 101<br />Why should I use it?<br /><ul><li>Personal branding
  7. 7. Knowledge source
  8. 8. Crowdsourcing
  9. 9. Inspiration</li></ul>Who is using it?<br /><ul><li>Recruiters
  10. 10. Job seekers
  11. 11. Industry professionals
  12. 12. News sources (CNN, Wall Street Journal, NY Times)
  13. 13. Actors, comedians, and other celebrities</li></li></ul><li>Twitter 101<br />Resources<br />From your computer:<br />Twitter.com (www.twitter.com) – recommended for light users<br />Tweetdeck (www.tweetdeck.com)<br />HootSuite (www.hootsuite.com)<br />From your iPhone, Blackberry, or Droid<br />Twitter (official client)<br />Tweetdeck *iPhone only<br />Echofon *iPhone only<br />Ubertwitter (www.ubertwitter.com) *Blackberry only<br />
  14. 14. Additional resources:<br />Tracking or following hashtags:<br />What the Hashtag (www.wthashtag.com)<br />*search “#sifeccn” for full transcript of the meeting, statistics, and more!<br />TweetGrid (www.tweetgrid.com)<br />Twitter Search (www.search.twitter.com)<br />Ultimate Social Media Resource: www.mashable.com<br />Twitter 101<br />
  15. 15. Follow Us!<br />Twitter: www.twitter.com/kbaumann<br />Follow SIFE USA on Twitter! www.twitter.com/sifeUSA<br />Follow those that tweeted from the meeting, using the #sifeccnhashtag:<br />http://tweepml.org/SIFE-CCN-July-2010/<br />
  16. 16. Two Things<br />Let’s keep it interactive!<br />Ask questions<br />Use your tech powers for good <br />Share the experience with others<br />Tweet about it (add #sifeccn to your updates)<br />Get LinkedIn<br />
  17. 17. Contact Information<br />Kirk Baumann<br />Director of Career Connections<br />SIFE World Headquarters<br />LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kbaumann<br />Twitter: www.twitter.com/kbaumann<br />Follow SIFE USA on Twitter! www.twitter.com/sifeUSA<br />Facebook: www.facebook.com/sifeusa<br />

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