What are you doing now? The Twitterfication of the Web (SUMG)

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Presented at the Sirsi/Dynix Midwest Users Group (SMUG) 2009 conference in Bellevue, NE on 30 July 2009.

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What are you doing now? The Twitterfication of the Web (SUMG)

  1. 1. What are you doing now?The Twitterfication of the Web<br />Michael SauersNebraska Library Commission<br />
  2. 2. What is microblogging?<br />The act of blogging that is:<br />Short<br />Fast<br />Easy<br />Mobile<br />
  3. 3. Enter Twitter<br />Answer the question “What are you doing now?” in 140 characters or less<br />Follow friends<br />Be followed<br />Like IM but asynchronous<br />No “status”, others don’t know if your paying attention<br />
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  5. 5. Create an account<br />
  6. 6. Set up posting options<br />
  7. 7. Design your home page<br />
  8. 8. Post<br />A post: “Tweet”<br />Creating a post: “Tweeting”<br />Methods<br />via the Web (twitter.com)<br />via a client (Twhirl)<br />via a bookmarklet (TwitThis)<br />via e-mail<br />via IM (twitter)<br />via SMS (40404)<br />Blog-to-Twitter (twitterfeed)<br />URL’s that extend past the 140 character limit are automatically turned into TinyURLs<br />
  9. 9. Twitter.com<br />
  10. 10. Twhirl<br />
  11. 11. Twitter Vista Gadget<br />
  12. 12. TwitThis<br />
  13. 13. EmailTwitter.com<br />
  14. 14. twitterfeed<br />
  15. 15. Twitter commands<br />@username<br />d usernamemessage<br />nudge username<br />l: location information<br />follow username<br />leave username<br />block username<br />invite phonenumber<br />#hashtag<br />
  16. 16. Direct messages<br />
  17. 17. Add friends<br />
  18. 18. Follow your friends<br />Read your friends’ tweets via your Twitter homepage<br />Read via a client<br />Subscribe via RSS<br />Receive via IM<br />Receive tweets via SMS<br />Graphical<br />TwittervisionTwitter/Google Maps mashup<br />
  19. 19. Uses<br />Ultra simple blogging<br />Conferences<br />Reference Questions<br />News<br />Traffic<br />Weather<br />Presidential Campaigning<br />Web site updates<br />Conversations<br />Humor<br />Characters<br />
  20. 20. aadl<br />
  21. 21. NLC Reference<br />
  22. 22.
  23. 23. BBC News<br />
  24. 24. Oregon Traffic<br />
  25. 25. Boston Weather<br />
  26. 26. Barack Obama<br />
  27. 27. “Darth Vader”<br />
  28. 28. A Twitterconversationduring thedevelopment ofthis slide show<br />
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  32. 32. Searching Twitter Content<br />
  33. 33. Problems<br />TwitterferenceSo many SMS tweets that you can’t make a phone call.<br />If it ever goes away, your content is gone<br />Considered too distracting by some<br />If you don’t participate, you won’t get anything out of it<br />
  34. 34. 7 Tips to a Good Twitter Experience<br />Follow unto others<br />@comment others<br />Link to your stuff<br />Don’t take non-responses personally<br />Be patient<br />Avoid addiction<br />Use your name<br />Source:http://meryl.net/2008/04/01/7-tips-to-a-good-twitter-experience/<br />
  35. 35. http://www.gapingvoid.com/Moveable_Type/archives/000932.html<br />
  36. 36. Contact Information<br />Michael SauersTechnology Innovation Librarian,Nebraska Library Commission<br />michael.sauers@nebraska.gov<br />www.travelinlibrarian.info<br />twitter.com/msauers<br />

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