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Twitterstorians: A Workshop on the Basics of Using Twitter for Historians Sean Kheraj Department of History York University

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1 Twitterstorians: A Workshop on the Basics of Using Twitter for Historians Sean Kheraj Department of History York University

2 Outline Basics of using TwitterBasics of using Twitter TeachingTeaching ResearchResearch CommunicationCommunication DemosDemos

3 What is Twitter? A website: website: A social networkA social network A micro-blogging publishing platformA micro-blogging publishing platform 140 characters per post known as Tweets140 characters per post known as Tweets Users follow or subscribe to other users TweetsUsers follow or subscribe to other users Tweets

4 What is Twitter? Launched in 2006Launched in : over 300 million users2011: over 300 million users Nov. 2011: 29.7 billion TweetsNov. 2011: 29.7 billion Tweets

5 What is Twitter? Tweets – generally publicTweets – generally denotes a username or handle refers to denotes a username or handle refers to DM = Direct Message – a private message between usersDM = Direct Message – a private message between users RT = RetweetRT = Retweet #hastags – a way to categorize Tweets#hastags – a way to categorize Tweets

6 Twitter and Teaching AnnouncementsAnnouncements Discussion questionsDiscussion questions Post readingsPost readings QuizzesQuizzes Take questionsTake questions Share linksShare links Push Moodle contentPush Moodle content

7 Twitter and Research Ask questionsAsk questions Seek collaboratorsSeek collaborators Discover new researchDiscover new research Discover new sourcesDiscover new sources

8 Twitter and Communication Disseminate new publicationsDisseminate new publications Disseminate public lecturesDisseminate public lectures Conference TweetingConference Tweeting Discuss new publicationsDiscuss new publications

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