Twitter, Microblogging and living in the stream
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The Basics 140 character limit Can be sent from mobile, client, web interface Followers Direct messages @Replies Open api
What is twitter?
Twitter types http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/5_ways_to_have_fun_with_twitter.php
Twitter types <ul><li>Twitter as added bonus  </li></ul><ul><li>Selective interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Small scale social...
Some uses <ul><li>Building your peer network </li></ul><ul><li>Requests for help </li></ul><ul><li>Getting feedback </li><...
Things I’ve discussed on Twitter <ul><li>Best toast toppings </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>PLEs </li></ul><u...
The power of openness <ul><li>http://tweetburner.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitpic.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.t...
My networks
The OU rep <ul><li>“ The OU is a huge community and there are many web designers and developers. Until early this year we ...
OU networks <ul><li>Planet OU </li></ul><ul><li>Twitterspaces </li></ul><ul><li>Crowdstatus </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter Leag...
It’s a time sink, right? http://cogdoghouse.wikispaces.com/TwitterCycle
Will it last?
I can’t keep up! <ul><li>Twitter is…  </li></ul><ul><li>A digital water cooler </li></ul><ul><li>A stream you dip into </l...
WTF is the Twitter business model? <ul><li>Premium? </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising? </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate? </li></ul>...
What does it all mean? <ul><li>Social is the new substratum </li></ul><ul><li>You can’t predict how people will use a tool...
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  1. 1. Twitter, Microblogging and living in the stream
  2. 2. I I
  3. 3. The Basics 140 character limit Can be sent from mobile, client, web interface Followers Direct messages @Replies Open api
  4. 4. What is twitter?
  5. 5. Twitter types http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/5_ways_to_have_fun_with_twitter.php
  6. 6. Twitter types <ul><li>Twitter as added bonus </li></ul><ul><li>Selective interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Small scale social interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Wide peer network </li></ul><ul><li>Large scale users </li></ul><ul><li>Listeners </li></ul>
  7. 7. Some uses <ul><li>Building your peer network </li></ul><ul><li>Requests for help </li></ul><ul><li>Getting feedback </li></ul><ul><li>students </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Socialising </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Live-blogging events </li></ul><ul><li>http://vimeo.com/1466612?pg= embed&sec =1466612 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Things I’ve discussed on Twitter <ul><li>Best toast toppings </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>PLEs </li></ul><ul><li>Modern Art </li></ul><ul><li>Football </li></ul><ul><li>Media reporting of new technology </li></ul><ul><li>SocialLearn </li></ul><ul><li>Music/film </li></ul><ul><li>Implications of web 2 for HE </li></ul><ul><li>New technology </li></ul>
  9. 9. The power of openness <ul><li>http://tweetburner.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitpic.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.twibble.de/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://twemes.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.twhirl.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rememberthemilk.com/services/twitter/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://crowdstatus.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://lastfmlovetweet.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.polldaddy.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hashtags.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://search.twitter.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://hahlo.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.techhit.com/OutTwit/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://twittervision.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://twittearth.com/ </li></ul>
  10. 10. My networks
  11. 11. The OU rep <ul><li>“ The OU is a huge community and there are many web designers and developers. Until early this year we were a rather fragmented bunch but Twitter has brought us together. Not only web designers and developers but librarians, academics and support staff across the main campus and the regional and national centres. I’m talking to people in departments I didn’t even know existed and hearing about many interesting and exciting projects” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.guyweb.co.uk/ </li></ul>“ the OU seems to have attracted alot of really switched on people as far as social web and education is concerned” http://backpass.org/2008/09/04/learning-20-update-492008/
  12. 12. OU networks <ul><li>Planet OU </li></ul><ul><li>Twitterspaces </li></ul><ul><li>Crowdstatus </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter League </li></ul>
  13. 13. It’s a time sink, right? http://cogdoghouse.wikispaces.com/TwitterCycle
  14. 14. Will it last?
  15. 15. I can’t keep up! <ul><li>Twitter is… </li></ul><ul><li>A digital water cooler </li></ul><ul><li>A stream you dip into </li></ul><ul><li>A cocktail party, </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual office, </li></ul><ul><li>What knowledge management always wanted to be, </li></ul><ul><li>Networking for Agoraphobics </li></ul><ul><li>etc </li></ul><ul><li>Different type of communication </li></ul>
  16. 16. WTF is the Twitter business model? <ul><li>Premium? </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising? </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate? </li></ul><ul><li>Waiting for buy-out? </li></ul><ul><li>A: We still don’t know – and neither do they! </li></ul>
  17. 17. What does it all mean? <ul><li>Social is the new substratum </li></ul><ul><li>You can’t predict how people will use a tool </li></ul><ul><li>Openness pays off </li></ul><ul><li>The cost of organisation has collapsed </li></ul><ul><li>Companies need to find out how to work the twitter way </li></ul><ul><li>Making a social connection is valuable </li></ul><ul><li>Network, network, network </li></ul>

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