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Slides for the "Twitter for the Terrified" breakfast meeting, 15 April 2011

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  • So aim for the morning is that in 25 minutes time you will be better equipped to Make a choice on what to do Make a choice on what not to do But - In the context of the social media iceberg – we’re looking at tiny part
  • Best thing since sliced bread... Or emperors’ new clothes? Some words used to describe social networking ASK FOR OTHERS
  • Basically connecting and sharing so we get this Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 User-generated content Social networking sites Social media
  • Going to talk about twitter now
  • My timeline ASK – who has twitter ID? If not – advice is – don’t make it too long Mention debate from #faith2point0 about anonymity & identity Can protect tweets Picture of you or not of you
  • But it’s not just me, that would be dull, and anyway I know what I have been doing!
  • Corporate accounts I follow Business tweeters eg LNB, BBC, NRES, Radio4, Robin Lustig, Evan Davis – individual journalists AND programmes When you shout at the radio via @BBCRadio4, sometimes it shouts back Use it like an RSS feed Follow other people’s conferences – great if combined with livestreaming Reduces the distance between us and them
  • My timeline Yes really is a Digitalnun & I saw her presenting yesterday
  • So that’s the why – now the how Via the web Via your smartphone Twitter.com; Tweetdeck; Osfoora, Hootsuite, a million others Update Twitter, Linked In &Facebook at the same time (think carefully)
  • ASK – who’s used hashtags? Hashtags URL shorteners Archives and search Conference back channel - #hecklemerwin Tweets for notes or tweets for broadcast Incessant RTs But conversations across continents (SLA in NOLA & SLA virtual)
  • Search by hashtag example
  • Local tweets – in Colchester trivial and badly spelled Trending topics – not really ever used these but good way of seeing what is going on in the world – identifies what people are talking about ‘ Favourite’ tweets – hang on to them a bit longer – or use Instapaper – brilliant service
  • Record keeping Sharing links Joining in discussions A place to write Free platforms More than 140 characters – relationship between the two
  • 100 million members Business-oriented Free or premium Facebook for grownups? Discussion groups – open or closed – focused on communities LIKE runs via Linked In
  • Balance sharing too much & not letting people know who you are Split profiles? I may wish I had split me vs librarian vs PhD student Use lists and searches to organise tweets Play nicely
  • 15 April slides

    1. 1. In 25 minutes’ time… Patient Doctor, Doctor, I think I am addicted to Twitter. Doctor I’m sorry, I don’t follow you
    2. 2. Trivial Collaborative Banal Noise Elitist Timewasting Inaccurate Idiocy of the masses Engaging Revolutionary Social Wisdom of the crowd Intuitive Community
    3. 3. <ul><li>Powerful, annoying, addictive, fast & collaborative sources of information </li></ul>
    4. 5. Put a scre
    5. 6. <ul><li>It’s a conversation </li></ul><ul><li>Listen, or join in </li></ul>
    6. 7. What’s the point?
    7. 9. Questions?
    8. 10. How: Twitter tools for reading
    9. 11. How: Twitter tools for writing
    10. 12. Search results for #phdchat
    11. 14. Retweets and @replies <ul><li>I tweet, you retweet – shares to your followers </li></ul><ul><li>I tweet, you @reply – this is only seen by people who follow us both </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Or if people read your timeline directly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How @ replies work: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.anthodges.co.uk/how-replies-work-in-twitter/# </li></ul>
    12. 15. Other questions?
    13. 16. More stuff... <ul><li>Follow Friday - #ff </li></ul><ul><li>Trending </li></ul><ul><li>Locations, local tweets </li></ul><ul><li>Favourites </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd party services </li></ul>
    14. 17. <ul><li>Record keeping </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing links </li></ul><ul><li>Join in discussions </li></ul><ul><li>More than 140 characters – relationship between tweets & blogs </li></ul>
    15. 18. <ul><li>Facebook for grownups? </li></ul><ul><li>Business-oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Free or premium </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion groups </li></ul><ul><li>Online CVs </li></ul><ul><li>LIKE runs via Linked In </li></ul>
    16. 19. <ul><li>Share too much? </li></ul><ul><li>Or don’t let people know who you are... </li></ul><ul><li>Split profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Use lists and searches to organise tweets </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t have to read everything </li></ul>
    17. 20. Questions?

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