There are many social networking tools you can use to do thisFor this discussion I want to focus on Twitter and how I recently started using this tool.
Twitter is a free social networking service that allows users to send and receive messages.Click image to show video
Click link to create accountClick sign upName username – This is when you should ask the question is this professional or personal make sure your username is appropriate.Click back to PPT n Personal or professional slideBrowse suggestion:Click a topic and it gives you suggestions of who to followClick the button follow to connect with them – I’ll have more suggestions on this laterFriends – goes into associated e-mail address book and sends a message to all users Can skipSearch – put in my name and follow meYou can always remove Explain the pageMenu options at topTweet boxHome list- messagesFollowingFollowersListed – organize usersSearch for a topic – whats going on in the news what are you interested in finding more about?
Accessed – any one can see the information since it is public…can make it private but takes away from some of the purpose.Adapted – anyone can take your information and use it someplace else…it is publicArchived – it can be copied by someone else and be saved…it is public
Share information quickly with usersMeetings and eventsEmergency informationRemindersThink about it for all school, Class, or maybe a club
Lets take a deeper lookand create an accountby going to http://www.twitter.com<br />
Personal or Professional?<br />Think about your audience <br />Consider your professional reputation <br />Think before you post<br />My suggestion keep your professional and personal life separate<br />Always remember this is public<br />
Twitter Language<br />@A reply sent to a specific person but visible to all<br />RT<br />Re-tweet similar to forwarding on e-mailAllows information to spread quickly <br />DDirect message to a specific person<br />#<br />Designates a topic <br />
Remember the 3 A’s of social networking<br /><ul><li>Accessed
Look at the people they follow and follow them too!</li></li></ul><li>Other stuff to know:<br />Access via twitter.com<br />Set up your cell phone and receive text messages<br />Twitter computer applications <br />ex. Tweetdeck and many more<br />Twitter cell phone apps<br />http://tinyurl.com/<br />
Back to PLN<br />Take some time over the summer to explore <br />Twitter is just an example<br />Remember Web 2.0 tools are about collaboration so find one that works for you<br />