Twitter Tutorial Everything you should know about Twitter before you Tweet

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Twitter Tutorial Everything you should know about Twitter before you Tweet... Slide 2 Reasons to use Twitter Individual Reasons To connect with people To record things (and we are not talking about what you had for lunch = earthquakes) To share information (Sean Fitzroy) To stay in touch with your tribe Slide 3 Uses for Twitter Organizational Use To communicate (to your tribe) To promote To respond To seek out To organize To network To give a status or answer common questions To fine-tune an image To poll or seek feedback Slide 4 Politics! US Democratic Congressional Campaign = (dcc) US Republican Congressional Campaign = (nrcc) US President Obama = (barackobama) CA Governor Schwarzenegger = (schwarzenegger) PM Gordon Brown = (downingstreet) Former VP Al Gore = (algore) The White House = (whitehouse) Slide 5 what are you doing? Definitions = Tweet Retweet bit.ly Direct Message Search on Twitter Griff_Graff - funding Twitter-voice (Stephanie Miller, WBZ) Perhaps one of the coolest things about Twitter is that the more you use it, the easier it gets to write short, sharp, clear tweets...squeezing thoughts into 140 characters often makes you refine the point in ways you never would have thought of... (Twitter for Dummies) Slide 6 Different things you can do with Twitter that you couldnt imagine track expenses request restaurant reviews follow gas prices follow traffic patterns follow police calls read or follow a news item keep track of the H1N1 flu in your backyard find out if its going to rain help people suffering from a disaster fundraising Slide 7 Fine-tuning your Twitter identity Picking a name? This is really important --- no its monumental! This is NOT like email. The best thing, if you can do it, is to use your name or some form of your name, unless you are a business. Lean towards understandable, short, no extraneous markings (! - +_^*). Slide 8 Things to remember Dont follow alot of people at the beginning, Ill go into details later. Follow everyone in the class and any specific e- business that interests you. Be genuine! (Non-deceptive) Provide value to your followers Know that you can influence Do the best that you can with your profile, please treat it seriously. Create a GREAT avatar! Slide 9 Avatar / Background Avatar specifics 700 kb limit 73x73 pixels jpg.gif.png Background specifics Youre on your own, but please make it nice! Slide 10 Warnings! If you are texting from your phone...what type of text-message plan do you have? Be careful what you tweet...its there forever...even if you delete it What are you doing? 140 Slide 11 Whos Using Twitter? Zappos Jet Blue Comcast(cares) Dell Network Solutions Seventh Generation H&R Block Little,Brown & Company Yale Press Seat Guru Heavenly Ski Resort Valley-yoga Mandalay Bay Resort MGM Grand Hotel