Why I Love Twitter <ul><li>Presented by Melissa Kiser </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology Librarian, </li></ul><ul><l...
A little about  @mekiser <ul><li>Melissa Kiser </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Allen County Publi...
What is Twitter? http://wordle.net/
Microblogging
Updates
Conversations
It’s FAST
It’s searchable (finally)
Share
Breaking news
Networking
Backchannel at events
Who uses Twitter? <ul><li>Over a million users </li></ul><ul><li>Total active users = 200,000 per week </li></ul><ul><li>T...
Organizations
Airports
News & weather
Government
Libraries can: Send updates to followers’ phones
Libraries can: Feed it into a website
Libraries can: Announce programs or other special announcements
Follow me and I’ll follow you.  http://www.twitter.com/mekiser
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  • Thanks! If you do want to know more about Twitter, this presentation could also be useful:

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  • Please look me up on Twitter and follow me
    I’ll follow you
    I have my blog address on my Twitter page
    You can go there to contact me through my blog
    FREEBIRD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Libraries can also announce:
    programs
    emergency or holiday closings
    Scheduled downtimes
    The arrival of a long-awaited bestseller
    Do a countdown to a big event like a Harry Potter party
    Direct people to your website to check out something you want to highlight

    It’s fun to come up with new ways to use Twitter.
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  • Libraries can send out any kind of updates from Twitter, and feed them into their blogs.
    Twitter works very well with other 2.0 types of tools.
    You can even get an RSS feed of someone’s tweets (in fact that’s how this library did it—instead of calling them Twitter updates, they call them UGL Alerts).
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  • Since you can receive Twitter updates on most mobile phones, libraries can send out updates to patrons.
    Macintosh has made it really easy to use on an iPhone by offering an app that works right on your iPhone.
    David can show you his, I bet!
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  • Why I Love Twitter

    1. 1. Why I Love Twitter <ul><li>Presented by Melissa Kiser </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology Librarian, </li></ul><ul><li>Allen County Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>September 16, 2008 </li></ul>
    2. 2. A little about @mekiser <ul><li>Melissa Kiser </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Allen County Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>Began working in libraries in 1982 as a shelver </li></ul><ul><li>MSLS from University of Kentucky, 1987 </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s librarian 1988-1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Branch manager 1995-2008 </li></ul><ul><li>IT librarian February 2008 to present </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is Twitter? http://wordle.net/
    4. 4. Microblogging
    5. 5. Updates
    6. 6. Conversations
    7. 7. It’s FAST
    8. 8. It’s searchable (finally)
    9. 9. Share
    10. 10. Breaking news
    11. 11. Networking
    12. 12. Backchannel at events
    13. 13. Who uses Twitter? <ul><li>Over a million users </li></ul><ul><li>Total active users = 200,000 per week </li></ul><ul><li>Total messages = 3 million per day </li></ul>
    14. 14. Organizations
    15. 15. Airports
    16. 16. News & weather
    17. 17. Government
    18. 18. Libraries can: Send updates to followers’ phones
    19. 19. Libraries can: Feed it into a website
    20. 20. Libraries can: Announce programs or other special announcements
    21. 21. Follow me and I’ll follow you. http://www.twitter.com/mekiser

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