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Tap Into Twitter

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Presentation for the Alabama Library Association, April 14, 2010

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Tap Into Twitter

  1. 1. Tap Into….<br />Wendy Stephens<br />@wsstephens<br />Buckhorn High School<br />New Market, Alabama<br />Alabama Library Association<br />April 14, 2010<br />
  2. 2. ambient awareness<br />
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  4. 4. Why 140 characters?<br />Odeo.com: “a dispatch service that connects our phones via text”<br />@jack – March 21, 2006<br />SXSWi<br />
  5. 5. Rapid sharing<br />
  6. 6. Anatomy of a Tweet<br />avatar<br />user name<br />140 characters = message body<br />@ = mention<br />RT = retweet<br />time stamp<br />software used<br /># = hashtag<br />
  7. 7. Anatomy of a twitter feed<br />Twitter handle<br />Avatar<br />Real name<br />Location<br />Bio<br />Your lists<br />Your tools<br />Following<br />Followers<br />Listed<br />Tweet count<br />Starred tweets<br />Following avatars<br />RSS!<br />
  8. 8. About the RT<br />Citation, 21st Century Style<br />Manual versus Twitter’s Integrated Retweeting<br />Twitter’s RT indicated by the recursive arrow icon<br />Using Twitter’s RT, you can’t edit or add comments<br />You DO see how many others have RTed it<br />Note the bit.ly url<br />URL shorteners are a must when tweeting<br />When you manually RT, you can edit, add comments<br />
  9. 9. Dialogue: About the @<br />a reply or a mention<br />starts the conversation<br />you don’t have to follow someone to see their @ reply or @ reply to them<br />If someone is following both you AND the other tweep, they will see the dialogue in their timeline<br />
  10. 10. versus <br />Facebook status update and Twitter both a form of microblogging, but….<br />Open Closed<br />Public Invitation-only<br />Rally Party<br />No permission to Permission required<br /> view (usually) required <br />Don’t want to manage two web presences?<br />Twitter can update FB, FB can update Twitter<br />
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  13. 13. Can be from your phone – via text to 40404 or app<br />Texting 40404 and the following commands allows you to….<br />FOLLOWusername Start following a user<br />UNFOLLOWusername Stop following a user <br />ON/OFF Turn all Tweet notifications on or off <br />ON/OFFusername Set Tweet notifications for a user on or off (you'll still be following them even if you set it to off) <br />GETusername Shows you the latest tweet from any user<br />RTusernameRetweet a user's latest tweet <br />FAVusername Favorite a user's latest tweet <br />Dusername your-message Send a direct message to a user <br />
  14. 14. Blogs & calendars can be set to auto-tweet<br />
  15. 15. Twitter can be closed -- DMs<br />
  16. 16. DMs can come to your phone<br />
  17. 17. DMs can come to your email<br />
  18. 18. Twitter can be private<br />on tweep’s page<br />the padlock<br />on timeline<br />
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  38. 38. @Ryanatmghwom <br />

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