What Are You Doing Now?: The Twitterfication of the Web


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Presented by Michael Sauers and Christa Burns at Internet Librarian 2008, Monterey, CA, 22 October 2008.

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  • I like this feature more than the @mention, which I use but, you are correct, most don't understand. I'm already wondering if it will improve article/site sharetracking or if fB is planning to increase their metrics (Insights) and maybe charge for them or for a premium version of Insights? Great find! ~ Donna
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  • What Are You Doing Now?: The Twitterfication of the Web

    1. 1. What are you doing now? The Twitterfication of the Web Michael Sauers & Christa Burns Nebraska Library Commission
    2. 2. What is microblogging? <ul><li>The act of blogging that is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Short </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Enter Twitter <ul><li>Answer the question “What are you doing?” in 140 characters or less </li></ul><ul><li>Follow friends </li></ul><ul><li>Be followed </li></ul><ul><li>Like IM, but asynchronous </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No “status”, others don’t know if you’re paying attention </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5. Create an account
    5. 6. Set up posting options
    6. 7. Design your home page
    7. 8. Post <ul><li>A post: “Tweet” </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a post: “Tweeting” </li></ul><ul><li>Methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>via the Web (twitter.com) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>via a client (Twhirl) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>via a bookmarklet (TwitThis) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>via e-mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>via SMS (40404) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog-to-Twitter (twitterfeed) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>URL’s that extend past the 140 character limit are automatically turned into TinyURLs </li></ul>
    8. 9. Twitter.com
    9. 10. Twhirl
    10. 11. Twitter Vista Gadget
    11. 12. TwitThis
    12. 13. twitterfeed
    13. 14. Twitter commands <ul><li>@ username </li></ul><ul><li>d username message </li></ul><ul><li>nudge username </li></ul><ul><li>l: location information </li></ul><ul><li>follow username </li></ul><ul><li>leave username </li></ul><ul><li>block username </li></ul><ul><li>invite phonenumber </li></ul><ul><li>#hashtag </li></ul>
    14. 15. Direct messages
    15. 16. Add friends
    16. 17. Follow your friends <ul><li>Read your friends’ tweets via your Twitter homepage </li></ul><ul><li>Read via a client </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe via RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Receive tweets via SMS </li></ul>
    17. 18. Uses <ul><li>Ultra simple blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Questions </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Services </li></ul><ul><li>Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Presidential Campaigning </li></ul><ul><li>Web site updates </li></ul><ul><li>Conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Humor </li></ul><ul><li>Characters </li></ul>
    18. 19. Ann Arbor District Library
    19. 20. NLC Reference
    20. 22. BBC News
    21. 23. Mars Phoenix
    22. 24. LA Fire Department
    23. 25. Providence, RI Weather
    24. 26. Barack Obama
    25. 27. “ Darth Vader”
    26. 30. Searching Twitter Content
    27. 31. Problems <ul><li>Twitterference So many SMS tweets that you can’t make a phone call </li></ul><ul><li>If it ever goes away, your content is gone </li></ul><ul><li>Considered too distracting by some </li></ul><ul><li>If you don’t participate, you won’t get anything out of it </li></ul>
    28. 32. 7 TIPS TO A GOOD TWITTER EXPERIENCE <ul><li>Follow unto others </li></ul><ul><li>@comment others </li></ul><ul><li>Link to your stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t take non-responses personally </li></ul><ul><li>Be patient </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid addiction </li></ul><ul><li>Use your name </li></ul><ul><li>Source: http://meryl.net/2008/04/01/7-tips-to-a-good-twitter-experience/ </li></ul>
    29. 33. http://www.gapingvoid.com/Moveable_Type/archives/000932.html
    30. 34. Contact Information <ul><li>Michael Sauers Technology Innovation Librarian, Nebraska Library Commission </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.travelinlibrarian.info </li></ul><ul><li>twitter.com/msauers </li></ul><ul><li>Christa Burns OCLC Member Services Librarian, </li></ul><ul><li>NEBASE / Nebraska Library Commission </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>christajoy.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>twitter.com/cjburns </li></ul>http://www.slideshare.net/event/internet-librarian-2008