Twitter: An introduction to microblogging

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  • Twitter: An introduction to microblogging

    1. 1. An introduction to microblogging @mattlingard
    2. 2. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/jan/29/twitter “ Those who criticise use of Twitter at work haven't seen the tectonic plates moving… … social networks such as these are the way businesses will be run in the future…” Victor Keegan, The Guardian
    3. 3. http://suewaters.wikispaces.com/twitter “ Watching from the outside, Twitter is like the dumbest thing you’ve heard of… … and yet to dismiss Twitter is a mistake because it’s an incredibly powerful tool for your personal learning and connecting with others” Sue Waters, The Edublogger
    4. 4. http://www.techsophist.net/Techsophist/Blog/Entries/2009/4/12_Why_Matt_Barton_Should_Twitter_More.html “… think of it as a place, a hallway perhaps. There are a lot of doors with some pretty smart people behind some of them as well as a few jerks here and there… … every once in a while when you’re doing your research or just finished teaching… you pop out of your office and say something brief about it… … [Twitter’s] enough to share the new thing you tried while teaching that turned out to be awesome” Lanette Cadle, Lecturer
    5. 5. http://digitaldialogues.blogs.com/learning_technologies/2008/12/lt2008-snippets.html “ Twitter is like sex... you can't understand what it's for by talking about it, you've just gotta do it...” (attributed to) George Siemens And finally…
    6. 6. Micro-blogging? Blogging Instant Messaging Social networking Twitter
    7. 7. Most recent update Profile Update Update Update Update Update Bio Add Update Home Update Update Update Update Update 140
    8. 10. It’s all about following… Finding people Who? How many? … and being followed!
    9. 12. Twitter Love Song Martin Weller @ mweller http://blip.tv/file/1367367/
    10. 18. #mmuk09 1200 tweets
    11. 19. Events, Hashtags, Search
    12. 20. Over to you…
    13. 21. People to Follow <ul><li>lsepublicevents </li></ul><ul><li>lsecareers </li></ul><ul><li>lsesummerschool </li></ul><ul><li>mattlingard </li></ul><ul><li>jsecker </li></ul><ul><li>charliebeckett </li></ul><ul><li>UKParliament </li></ul><ul><li>Intuteeconomics </li></ul><ul><li>Policynetwork </li></ul><ul><li>bbcnews </li></ul><ul><li>el_pais </li></ul><ul><li>BILD_aktuell </li></ul><ul><li>HEFCE </li></ul><ul><li>This room: </li></ul><ul><li>Pass me your Post-its! </li></ul>
    14. 23. Feed Twitter!

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