Taking The Twit Out Of Twitter

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Describing usefulness of Twitter at Rotary Ampang talk on Feb 10, 2009.

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Taking The Twit Out Of Twitter

  1. 1. Taking the twit out of Twitter Rotary Ampang, Feb 10, 2009 By Julian Matthews
  2. 2. Social media and the banana leaf
  3. 3. Social media ingredients <ul><li>Website: Online presence </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: Personal publishing </li></ul><ul><li>RSS: Newsfeeds </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast: Audio, video feeds </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube: Video-sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Social network: MySpace, </li></ul><ul><li>Friendster, Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Microblogging: Twitter </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1 st Multimedia President
  5. 6. Incoming president
  6. 7. Obama tweets
  7. 8. Outgoing president
  8. 9. Fake Bush tweets, comment
  9. 10. Twitter: Breaking News
  10. 11. Mumbai Attacks
  11. 12. First photos appeared on Flickr
  12. 13. 960 tweets/min
  13. 14. #bushfires
  14. 15. Twitter as a canary
  15. 16. Corporations “get” Twitter http://www.socialbrandindex.com/
  16. 17. Tweet to lose weight
  17. 18. “ Water me, please!”
  18. 19. Twestival
  19. 22. www.twitter.com/rotary
  20. 23. Twictionary <ul><li>tweet: Posting on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>twitterer/tweeter: One who tweets </li></ul><ul><li>re-tweet: Repeating someone else’s tweet </li></ul><ul><li>twitterati: Twitter + literati </li></ul><ul><li>twitterverse: Twitter + universe </li></ul><ul><li>twitterholic: One addicted to Twitter. </li></ul><ul><li>twitterrhea: Posting inane stuff too often. </li></ul><ul><li>twittermentia: Unable to remember last tweet </li></ul><ul><li>tweetheart: one you may have a crush on </li></ul>
  21. 24. Twitter: Best practice <ul><li>Listen: Follow popular tweeters first </li></ul><ul><li>Share: Find great stuff to share </li></ul><ul><li>Be authentic </li></ul><ul><li>Be active! No one is interested if your last tweet was from several months ago. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t hard sell: If you are plugging your own product or service, say so </li></ul>
  22. 25. <ul><li>Twank you! </li></ul><ul><li>t: twitter.com/trinetizen </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>w: www.trinetizen.com </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>b: trinetizen.com/blog </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e: [email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>m:+6012-915-9528 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>

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