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1 Introduction to Twitter Information Technology Services, UIS

2 What is Twitter? “You say what you’re doing, in 140 characters or less, and people who are interested in you get those updates… Twitter lets people share moments of their lives… momentous occasions or mundane ones.” Evan Williams, Co- founder of Twitter Think micro-blogging 4/5/ Information Technology Services, UIS

3 What is micro-blogging?  Vladimir: What are you waiting for?  Estragon: I’m waiting for Godot. [with apologies to Beckett]  Romeo: Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?  Juliet: What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet [with apologies to Shakespeare] Brief messages [140 characters or less for Twitter] from one user to another or from one user to a group of users - Real-time - Quick - Simple 4/5/ Information Technology Services, UIS

4 Getting Started Username – the username becomes your Twitter URL 4/5/ Information Technology Services, UIS

5 Profile Settings  Account – update basic account information  Password – option to change password  Devices – using your mobile device for Twitter  Notices – updates, s, newsletters  Picture – profile picture  Design – themes, background image, color  Connections – applications that connect to Twitter Protect my updates – Privacy setting that restricts your updates to show up on people you follow and not on the public timeline 4/5/ Information Technology Services, UIS

6 Twitter-speak  Tweet – A message on Twitter  Follow – When you subscribe to messages from another individual, you follow the person on Twitter  Followers – Individuals who subscribe to your tweets – Public message sent from one individual to another  DM – Direct message from one individual to another  RT – Retweet [or re-send] a message that an individual has posted on Twitter  Hashtag – Allows a tweet to be easily searched and located Tweeple– Twitter users, Twitter members Twitosphere– Community of Twitterers Twitterspeak: 66 Twitter Terms Pete Cashmore 4/5/ Information Technology Services, UIS

7 How to Follow  Individuals you know who use Twitter  Individuals you would like to follow 4/5/ Information Technology Services, UIS

8 Search and Trending Topics 4/5/ Information Technology Services, UIS

9 Twitter Applications Twitter Fan Wiki 4/5/ Information Technology Services, UIS


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