Twitter: an introduction (for UTS Teach & Learning Committee)

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A very quick introduction to the use of Twitter in an academic environment

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    SLIDE #1 https://twitter.com/signup http://delicious.com/malbooth/twitter www.slideshare.net/malbooth

    SLIDE #3 http://twitter.com/ http://twitter.com/stephenfry http://search.twitter.com/

    SLIDE #4 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar’s_number

    SLIDE #5 http://tweetdeck.com/beta/download/ http://echofon.com/ http://www.atebits.com/tweetie-iphone/ http://bit.ly/ http://cotweet.com/

    SLIDE #7 http://twitter.com/KevinRuddPM http://twitter.com/BarackObama http://twitter.com/SAlexander_UTS http://twitter.com/AnneBB http://twitter.com/search/users?q=UTS&category=people&source=find_on_twitter http://twitter.com/Twitter_Tips http://twitter.com/timoreilly
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Twitter: an introduction (for UTS Teach & Learning Committee)

  1. 1. @malbooth delicious.com/malbooth/twitter www.slideshare.net/malbooth
  2. 2. Main features Conventions Tips & rules Using Twitter Tools What to create or share Engaging The backchannel People
  3. 3. Home page Profile Search - try <highered> @name following DM spammers RT or via #hastags
  4. 4. Share links MAYBE NOT Respond Look at me! RTing Buy this Converse Noise Connect >Dunbar’s #? Import contacts Lies Find your friends Expecting too much Be yourself Competing Good humour
  5. 5. Learn & become aware Share Assist others Monitor Tweetdeck – organising tweets Echofon / Tweetie – iPhone apps Bit.ly – shortening URLs
  6. 6. News / events (#tags) Links Insights / thoughts Simple, immediate Expertise messages Questions Images Jump in! Responding Transparency Community Adding value Relationships Answering Ideas from all
  7. 7. Persistent messages or differing perspectives? Qualitative feedback Crowd-sourcing @KevinRuddPM Find<UTS> @BarackObama @RWW @SAlexander_UTS @Twitter_Tips @AnneBB @timoreilly

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