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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

Editor's Notes

  • Our presentation is going to be very ADD, just like Twitter is.
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