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  • Also a good way to be a good citizen (not good form to repost without giving credit).
  • Twitscoop is a web-based Twitter client and buzz-tracker. Like other Twitter applications it makes use of the Twitter API to allow users to send and receive tweets, and do multiple real-time searches at the same time. Twitscoop is also a real-time visualisation tool which enables users to "Mine the thought stream" provided by Twitter[2]. Twitscoop's algorithm identifies tags and keywords in the Twitter stream and then ranks them by how frequently they appear versus normal usage. Twitscoop detects growing trends in real-time, identifies breaking news and then monitors specific keywords along with graphs that display the activity for any given word on Twitter. The results are also displayed in a tag-cloud, where the hotter tags are presented in a bigger front[3]. Twitscoop also provide an API for third-party applications, which is being used by Tweetdeck for instance.
  • TweetDeck is an Adobe AIR desktop Twitter application. Like other Twitter applications it interfaces with the Twitter API to allow users to send and receive tweets and view profiles. According to TwitStat, it is the most popular Twitter desktop application.[2] It is compatible with Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X, with possible manual installation to GNU/Linux.
  • twhirl is a social software desktop client, based on the Adobe AIR platform. Some of twhirl’s features: * runs on both Windows (2000/XP/Vista) and Mac OSX * connects to multiple Twitter,, Friendfeed and Seesmic accounts * displays notifications for new messages * shorten long URLs (using,, snurl, twurl or * cross-post your updates to Jaiku and many other sites like Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and more via * post images to TwitPic * search tweets using Twitter Search and TweetScan, and follow topics in near-real time with saved searches * automatically find tweets mentioning your @username * record a video on Seesmic, and share it on twitter immediately * get your seesmic updates in real-time using XMPP * English spell checking
  • Twitpic is a website that allows users to easily post pictures to the Twitter microblogging and social media service.[3] Twitpic is often used by citizen journalists to upload and distribute pictures in near real-time as an event is taking place.[4][5] In January 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 experienced multiple bird strikes and had to be ditched in the Hudson River after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. Janis Krums, a passenger on one of the ferries that rushed to help, took a picture of the downed plane as passengers were still evacuating and tweeted it via Twitpic before traditional media arrived at the scene.[8][9] The Twitpic service crashed as thousands of people tried to access the photo at the same time.[10] Twitpic also crashed on 1 April 2009 as a result of the huge number of photos (and people visiting these photos) being posted from the G20 protests in London.
  • How does it work? is currently grabbing publicly available messages from the micro-blogging service. We then analyze and categorize each of the users responsible for those messages into the various categories found at By adding these people to specific categories we help you narrow your searching into specific niches where you can find who you are looking for. In addition to Twitter, we're actively working on adding more social media services to broaden your capacity to find people who matter.
  • * View my o My Posts o Facebook o Twitter o Friendfeed o LinkedIn o Digg o Digg Founder Launches WeFollow, A User-Generated Twitter Directory March 15th, 2009 | by Ben Parr32 Comments WeFollow LogoThere are a few established players in the world of Twitter (Twitter reviews) directories. We have covered several directories, including Twellow (Twellow reviews) and Just Tweet It, as well as compared Twitter directories based on their usefulness. But after this weekend, they may find themselves struggling against a new competitor. Enter WeFollow (WeFollow reviews), a new Twitter directory and the most recent project of Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg (Digg reviews). Rose opted to make the announcement via Digg. Since then it has gained momentum, with over 2,500 followers in less than 24 hours. The premise is simple: anyone can tweet to @wefollow hashtags that represent what categories they would like to be listed under. WeFollow sees these @replies and then organizes users based on those hashtags. Common hashtags include #blogger, #entrepreneur, and #socialmedia. WeFollow only allows for three hashtags per person, assuring the directory does not become overly cluttered. The site has a simple and clean interface, making it easy to find Twitter users with similar interests or in similar industries. It lists users based on the number of followers they have, which is not always the best way to organize Twitter users but makes sense nonetheless. It has gained a lot of traction in a short timespan. Several big names have voluntarily joined the directory including companies such as Google (Google reviews) and celebrities like Ashton Kutcher. It’s important to note that several listings on the directory were added manually, such as The New York Times.
  • Online Impact Oct 12 2009

    1. 1. Online Classroom Impact: Tapping Twitter, Facebook, and Other Tools Mike Qaissaunee October 12, 2009 w/ guest speaker: Gordon F. Snyder, Jr.
    2. 2. Online Classroom Impact: Tapping Twitter, Facebook, and Other Tools <ul><li>Social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube are exploding in popularity and our students are using them. Do you want to join in? The presenters discuss tips and tactics needed to interact using these tools. This session features a big-picture perspective, as well as the individual steps necessary to get started. </li></ul>
    3. 4. Twitter has “Taken Off”
    4. 6. Getting Started <ul><li>Use a handle similar to your real name. </li></ul><ul><li>Upload a picture. </li></ul><ul><li>Include your real name, location, bio, webpage, etc. </li></ul>
    5. 7. Once you’re setup Post your updates here (140 character limit). Your friends updates. Your latest post.
    6. 8. Following/Follower numbers. Recent posts mentioning you. Direct messages to you. Posts you’ve marked as favorites. Twitter Search. Trending Topics. People you follow.
    7. 9. Some Definitions
    8. 10. tweet
    9. 11. follow <ul><li>Clicking “Follow” makes you a follower! </li></ul>
    10. 12. @reply <ul><li>A tweet that is directed to a single person you follow that all of your followers can see. </li></ul>
    11. 13. Direct Message (DM) <ul><li>A direct message sent within twitter in private to another person you follow. Other followers cannot Sort of like texting. </li></ul>* Don’t send Direct Messages to people that you aren't following because they can't respond back to you.
    12. 14. RT or “retweet” <ul><li>Use RT to share what the people you follow post. </li></ul>
    13. 15. Tinyurl <ul><li>A service that shortens URLs so they take up fewer characters in a tweet. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Twitter automatically shortens your links to TinyURLs if they’re too long.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alternatives to TinyURL becoming popular. </li></ul><ul><ul><li> – Shorter, & gives stats. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> – Very short links. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SnipURL ( )– simliar to TinyURL. </li></ul></ul>
    14. 16. Hashtags <ul><li>Putting a # in front of a word (no space). Can use to search and track. </li></ul>
    15. 17. Fail Whale Sometimes Twitter saturates. Wait 10 seconds or so and it usually goes away!
    16. 18. Some Twittlingo 2 <ul><li>tweetup </li></ul><ul><ul><li>gathering at a local restaurant or watering hole, everyone is invited </li></ul></ul><ul><li>tweeps or tweeple </li></ul><ul><ul><li>your twitter friends </li></ul></ul><ul><li>twebinar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>webinar utilizing twitterspace </li></ul></ul><ul><li>twestival </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a charity event promoted via Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>just add “tw ” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>??? </li></ul></ul>
    17. 19. A Few Tips 1 <ul><li>Talk first, follow later </li></ul><ul><li>Start with friends, expand slowly </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t bother going “private” </li></ul><ul><li>Post consistently and you’ll get it. </li></ul>
    18. 20. What should you write about? 1 <ul><li>News in your business/industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Helpful tips. </li></ul><ul><li>Links to your new blog posts. </li></ul><ul><li>What’s going on in your life (with caution). </li></ul>
    19. 21. Try to avoid writing about 1 <ul><li>What you ate for lunch. </li></ul><ul><li>Politics </li></ul><ul><li>Your travel schedule. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Figuring out Twitter” </li></ul>
    20. 22. How do you find people to follow? <ul><li>Find People by name on Twitter. </li></ul><ul><li>Find people using keywords, location, interests, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Find people on other networks (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, MSN, and AOL for now). </li></ul><ul><li>Look for common interests using sites like </li></ul><ul><li>Look at your friends’ friends. </li></ul><ul><li>For “how to” details see: </li></ul>
    21. 23. Who Should You Follow Back? <ul><li>That is up to you…. Set your basic criteria and then decide on individual basis. </li></ul>
    22. 24. Twitter & Professional Growth 1 <ul><li>referrals </li></ul><ul><li>community </li></ul><ul><li>networking </li></ul><ul><li>commerce </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>serendipity </li></ul>
    23. 25. Referrals
    24. 26. Community
    25. 27. Community
    26. 28. Community
    27. 29. Networking
    28. 30. Commerce
    29. 31. Knowledge
    30. 32. Serendipity
    31. 33. Twitter and Fun Stuff
    32. 34. Important 2 <ul><li>Spam is just as annoying on Twitter. </li></ul><ul><li>Use direct messages with care. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to be respectful and smart. </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter is not instant messaging. </li></ul>
    33. 35. Twitter can be... 2 <ul><li>a cost-effective (free) option to accentuate existing messages; </li></ul><ul><li>a broadcasting tool to announce relevant information to specific audiences; </li></ul><ul><li>and a (brief) conversational tool to appropriately respond to relevant inquiries and follow-up questions or comments. </li></ul>
    34. 36. Two Twitter Types 2 <ul><li>Broadcaster </li></ul><ul><li>useful if audience knows what they are getting </li></ul><ul><li>another way to push information </li></ul><ul><li>works best if you have good information to give </li></ul><ul><li>could fill a need from specific area or topic </li></ul><ul><li>Conversationalist </li></ul><ul><li>provides a &quot;voice&quot; seen as an authority and source </li></ul><ul><li>ROE - return on engagement a way to interact with those interested in topic </li></ul>
    35. 37. Some Twitter Apps
    36. 38. Twitscoop [ ]
    37. 39. Tweetdeck [ ]
    38. 40. Twhirl [ ]
    39. 41. twitpic [ ] sharing photos via Twitter, people love photos ( now famous example )
    40. 42. iPhone and iPod touch - Twitterfon
    41. 43. twellow
    42. 44. WeFollow
    43. 45. Twitter In Your Classroom
    44. 46. You can also integrate your Twitter feed, YouTube Videos, etc into your Facebook, Blog, FriendFeed, etc……..
    45. 48. References Used With Permission <ul><li>The Twitter Tutorial, David Griner, </li></ul><ul><li>Intro To Twitter, Rosalyn Lemieux, </li></ul><ul><li>The Nuts and Bolts of Twitter, Richie Escovedo and Terry Morawski, </li></ul>
    46. 49. Contact: <ul><li>Michael T. Qaissaunee </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Professor, Engineering and Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Brookdale Community College </li></ul><ul><li>765 Newman Springs Rd </li></ul><ul><li>Lincroft, NJ 07738 </li></ul><ul><li>732-224-2879 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Co-PI Open Conent </li></ul><ul><li>National Center for Information and Communications Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Springfield, MA </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>