Getting Started with Twitter (6.8.13)

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Getting Started with Twitter is a class was designed for Masters and PhD students at the University of Otago, in preparation for the Otago University Twitter Conference #OUTweCon (22.08.13)

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  • Who I amWhy I’m teaching thisWho has a Twitter account?What is Twitter
  • These will help you decide what to and what not to post. Will be helpful when you are thinking about writing a short bio for your blog / professional account. Will help inform you about what’s appropriate to share.Me – want to be:Integrity HonestReliable / trustworthyAuthoritative KnowledgeableInnovative / resourcefulMe – don’t want to be:Opinionated / noisyIll informedUnprofessionalDishonest / misleadingUninformed
  • What do they need to know?What do you want them to know?
  • Reflect back on those code of ethics / professional expectations / workplace regulations / law
  • Profile Navigation / tools at the top of the screen (check who’s contacted you, hash to find)
  • Go to www.twitter.com to show the tweet streamSearch on #OUTwitterClass
  • Getting Started with Twitter (6.8.13)

    1. 1. Source: Cobalt123 (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/66606673@N00/7217055290 Getting started with Twitter 6/08/2013 CC BY NC SA 3.0 N Z License Sarah Gallagher, Academic Liaison Librarian @sarahlibrarina
    2. 2. Today’s session • What is twitter • Who’s using it • Why thesis students find it helpful • Your online presence • Practical stuff – setting up a profile, tweeting, links, hashtags, following, se arching etc • OUTweCon rules and tips 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    3. 3. in the beginning Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    4. 4. Twitter beginnings Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl-FpuehWGA&feature=share&list=TLR6n-hL9WCac 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    5. 5. OZ v NZ - who’s using what Source: http://www.adcorp.co.nz/Social-Media-Statistics-Feb-2013-Aust-NZ Twitter = 380,000 (8.25%) Facebook = 2,269,160 (50.89%) 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    6. 6. SM usage - Kiwis lead the way Source: Dawson, Ross Analysis: US, Australia social network usage flat, New Zealand now the world’s biggest user of social networks? http://bit.ly/11CBfrL 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    7. 7. what do you want to learn today? 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    8. 8. Why is it awesome? Source: https://twitter.com/thesiswhisperer/status/359516031733075968 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    9. 9. 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    10. 10. 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    11. 11. 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
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    13. 13. you … but online • List five adjectives you’d want to be described as professionally. • List five adjectives you’d never want to be described as professionally. • Talk to your partner • Discuss as a group 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    14. 14. so, I’m online – what now? • Who’s your audience? • What do they need to know? • What are you allowed to / should you share? • What’s interesting / relevant / important? • What are you passionate about? • What amazing thing did you do recently? • What small human moments can you share? • What have you got that they need ? • Adapted from Geek Girls Design Camp https://www.geekgirlsguide.com/_asset/hy8wt9/Design-Camp.pdf [June 2012] 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    15. 15. doing it safely • Personal v professional accounts • Workplace / institutional practice / code of ethics • Consider keeping separate services for personal and professional use • Be a good communicator • Be responsive v reactive • Be open and honest • Own your mistakes Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/slayer23/21333 60871 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    16. 16. lets get on with it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkP8riJvau8 www.twitter.com 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    17. 17. anatomy of a profile 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    18. 18. setting up 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    19. 19. anatomy of a tweet Source: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/06/anatomy-of-tweet-must-see- guide-for.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=linkedin 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    20. 20. when someone follows you • To follow or not to follow? • What are your personal inclusion/exclusion criteria? • Check them out (profile, pic, what are they tweeting? …) • Are they interesting, spammy, 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    21. 21. when someone messages you (? / ) • Check them out (profile, pic, what are they tweeting? …) • Spammy DMs / Trolls – Friend (follower) = hacked? – Foe = phishing? 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    22. 22. when someone messages you  • Check them out (profile, pic …) • Spammy DMs / Trolls – Friend = hacked? – Foe = phishing? – Troll = abuse Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/27 89916201 This is an example 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    23. 23. Tweet more – shorten your link Use a link shortening service like http://bit.ly Tip: If you create a bit.ly account it stores your links and collects stats on them too. Handy if you’re into that sort of thing … 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    24. 24. #hashtags A way to classify, sort and find stuff (keywords) • Let’s use #OUTwitterClass today when we tweet • You’ll be using #OUTweCon on 22/8 • What hashtags would be applicable in your area? 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    25. 25. following • Follow and send hello tweets to @sarahlibrarina, @OtagoGRS & @Otago • Remember to include #OUTwitterClass • Now follow your classmates! • Send a tweet to your neighbour – include a shortened link • Check out this list of previous #OUTweCon participants http://bit.ly/1c4IGlS https://twitter.com/search?q=%23OUTwitterClass&src=typd&mode=realtime 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    26. 26. searching Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV_1xQ5mE1A Think about • Who else is researching in your area? • What journals publish in your area? Spend some time using the search function • Use the advanced search function https://twitter.com/search-advanced 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    27. 27. #OUTweCon rules • 1. You must be a current University of Otago Thesis Candidate. • 2. Make sure to register your paper. You can do that here. • 3. Tweet your thesis in no more than 6 tweets. • 4. Each tweet should be numbered. • 5. Each tweet should end with #OUTweCon • 6. The first tweet should be the (working) title of your thesis. • 7. The final tweet should be your conclusion (to date). • 8. You can tweet a section of your thesis or the whole project, but aim to tell a coherent (albeit brief) story about your research. • 9. You can include links to images, video, or bibliographical material. • 10. You cannot use a link to sneak in extra characters or to link to a longer explanation of your research. See examples of earlier OUTwecon here http://bit.ly/16Z3UuB 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    28. 28. Twitterfall – capture the tweet stream Source: http://twitterfall.com 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    29. 29. what did you think? Source: Pete Simon CC BY 2.0 http://www.flickr.com/photos/petesimon/3365095019 http://bit.ly/161yHqu 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License
    30. 30. Reading / viewing Geek Girls Guide https://www.geekgirlsguide.com/designcamp/ Seven Degrees of Connectedness http://langwitches.org/blog/2012/06/07/seven-degrees-of-connectedness/ Social media: a guide for researchers http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/communicating-and-disseminating- research/social-media-guide-researchers The Simple Twitter Book http://www.brentozar.com/twitter/book/ Twitter Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/Twitter Twitter Stories http://stories.twitter.com/ Twitter Support https://support.twitter.com/ Tweet Your Science http://www.tweetyourscience.com Tweet your science launch and panel http://storify.com/sarahlibrarina/tweet-your-science-launch-and-panel- 02-08-13-tweet Using Twitter as an academic researcher http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwzhg-FqPXg Using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities : a guide for academics and researchers http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/38489/1/Using_Twitter_in_university_research%2C_teaching_and_impact_activities_ %28LSE_RO%29.pdf 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License

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