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1 Welcome to Twitter 101 Let me show you how to create a Twitter Account and send messages called tweets and follow others’ tweets. Villanova University UNIT Training© 2/2011

2 Twitter Social Networking (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Ning, etc.) Web 2.0 Technologies (Blogs, Wikis, Social Networking, Virtual Worlds, Forums, Content Communities)

3 Web 2.0 technology allows various technologies to function so people can collaborate, interact and share information online real time. Web 2.0 technologies and components include Blogs, Wikis, Forums, Content Communities, Virtual Worlds and Social Networks. Web 2.0 Technologies (Blogs, Wikis, Social Networking, Virtual Worlds, Forums, Content Communities)

4 Social networks are the virtual spaces in which people congregate around common themes, e.g., values, visions, ideas, interests, hobbies, etc. Social networks, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN, and Ning are delivered by the use of Web 2.0 technology. Social networking is only one part of Web 2.0 technology. Social Networking ( Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Ning, etc.) Web 2.0 Technologies

5 Twitter Social Networking Web 2.0 Technologies Twitter is only one part of social networking. Twitter is free news coming to you in real time from actual people experiencing the moment!

6 Tweet: Short 140 character real time text updates posted on a user’s online Twitter profile, sent to people who follow your posts and is searchable.

7 How are People Using Twitter?

8 Making Twitter Work for Business and Education Conferences & Backchannels Promotion & Marketing Collaborative Research & Open Discussion Engage Prospective Clients, Students, Employees View how others are others using Twitter to increase class participation

9 EXAMPLESOFTWEETSEXAMPLESOFTWEETS

10 How & Where Can I Tweet? 70% tweets are done outside of desktop twitter – now, most tweets take place on mobile devices.

11 Take a Twitter Test Drive

12 1.Open your preferred Web browser, and then type 2.From the home page, click the Sign up button. 3.Enter your information in the form fields, and then click Create my account. Sign up or Sign in

13 What is the Twitter Timeline? When you log into Twitter, your timeline will appear on your home page. The Timeline is known as your Home Timeline and displays a stream of all of the Tweets from those you have chosen to follow on Twitter. The newest messages appear at the top of the screen. You can interact with the messages from within the timeline by replying or retweeting. You can view information about a particular user by clicking directly on the user name. Note: If you view Tweets in your timeline from people you do not follow, the messages may likely be retweets that are messages that have been rebroadcasted by one of your followers. Retweeting will enable you to broadcast a tweet of interest to you to those people who follow you.

14 1.From the upper menu bar of your Twitter home page, click Profile. 2.Click the Edit your profile link. 3.From the settings menu, click the Profile link 4.Enter your information in the form fields presented, and then click Save. Create your Profile to help people find you

15 1.From your Settings page, click Design. 2.View the predesigned themes that are available. 3.If you prefer, select a theme and then click Save changes. Note: You can customize your background image to include more information about you, your product, or service. background image Customize Twitter to change the way it looks for you and others

16 You can obtain interests and people from profile, interests, address book. 1.From the upper menu bar, click Who to Follow. 2.From the Who to Follow window, click the View suggestions tab. 3.View the names of the people whom Twitter suggested you follow. 4.If you prefer, click the Follow button on the row that coincides with the person whom you wish to follow. Build your Network find people

17 1.From the Who to Follow window, click Browse Interests. 2.From the category list that appears, click News, and then view the items that appear. 3.Enter your preferred interest in the Who to Follow search window, and then click the Search button. Build your Network browse your interests

18 1.From the Who to Follow search window, type Bill Gates. 2.Notice all of the results that return for Bill Gates. 3.Notice the blue check mark on the row that coincides with the photograph of Bill Gates. Note: The blue check mark is a verified account symbol representing that Twitter has confirmed that the account is the real Bill Gates. verified account Build your Network locate a person to follow More details about verified accounts and how to get your account verified is offered at the

19 1.Identify a partner(s) in class whom you wish to follow. 2.Obtain your partner’s Twitter userid. (Or use TechExpo_VU) 3.In the Find People search window, userid, and then click the Find People Search button. 4.Click the Follow button on the row that coincides with the person whom you wish to follow. Build your Network locate a person in class to follow

20 1.From the upper menu bar, click the Profile tab 2.In the left window, click the Followers tab to display the people who are following you. 3.Click the Following tab to display the people whom you are following. View Followers

21 Who Sees Your Tweets? The people you follow: Tweets posted by the people you follow will appear in your Home Timeline. The people who follow you: Tweets posted by you will appear in your Followers’ Home Timeline. What are Replies? is a public message sent from one person to another. Those people who are following both the sender and the recipient of a Reply will view the Reply in their Home Time Line. If someone whom you are not following replies to your comment, the reply will appear in your Mentions Timeline (Mentions will be demonstrated on a later slide). Please note that people with protected accounts cannot send replies to those people who are not following them. Mentions will not be viewed by non- followers as well. Private Messages Private messages can only be sent to people who are following you. From the upper menu bar, click Messages to open your Private Message History page. Click New Messages. From the pop-up box, enter of your intended recipient. Enter the message you with to privately send, and then click Send. 1.From the upper menu bar, click the Home tab to display your Home Timeline. 2.In the What’s happening window, type your preferred message, and then click the Tweet button. 3.On your Home Timeline, view the message that you have posted and the message/s that the partner/s you have followed have posted. 4.Hover your mouse over a partner’s message, to reveal additional options. 5.If you prefer, click the Reply link to post a reply to the message of the recipient will appear in the message box and will preface your message). Send a “Tweet” (short update) post a message that your followers can view

22 What is a Retweet? A Retweet is a reposting of someone else’s tweet on your Twitter page, indicated by prefacing your post with the characters and the user name of whomever you are quoting. The Benefits of Retweeting Retweeting will enable you to broadcast a tweet of interest to you to those people who follow you. You do not need to follow a user to retweet their tweet. 1.From the upper menu bar, click Find People, and then click the Browse interests tab on the Find People window. 2.From the list of categories, select a category of interest, and then select a conversation of interest from the list that appears. 3.In the Recent Tweets window to the right, identify a message that you wish to display to those who follow you. 4.Hover your mouse over the message and then from the options that appear, click the Retweet link. Send a Tweet “ Retweet” (RT) a message that your followers can view

23 1.Type #VILLANOVA OR #EAGLES in the main search window on the upper menu bar. 2.View the conversations that have been returned. 3.If you prefer, Retweet a message that you would like your followers to view. Hint: Hover your mouse over the message, and from the options that appear, click the Retweet link. Search for Tweets find common topics using “Hashtags” (#) The Benefits of Hashtags A hashtag is a way to tag certain words, making it easier to group tweets or search for tweets by a common topic, category, or a keyword. Hashtags include a hash or pound symbol (#) preceding the tag such as #VUTECHZONE. The use of hashtags are particularly useful for groups and events. Regional Conference are making use of hashtags to enable participants to post a comment, ask questions, share insights, and collaborate with others. If you add a hashtag to your tweet, and if your account is public, anyone who searches for the hashtag will find your tweet. Best practices include using hashtags on tweets relevant to the topic, and not overtagging a single tweet and using them sparingly - one to three per tweet.

24 1.In the main Search window, 2.View the conversations that have been returned. 3.Has anybody mentioned your user name? About Mentions People will see mentions on their Home Timeline if they don’t follow the person mentioned only as long as they are following the sender. If someone sends you a reply and you are not following the user, the reply will not appear on you Home timeline. Instead, the reply will appear in your Mentions Timeline. For those people with protected accounts, Mentions will not be viewed by non-followers. Search for Tweets locate Tweets that “Mention” a user name

25 Organize your Twitter Home Page create a list 1.Click the Profile tab from the upper menu bar. 2.Click the Lists tab, and then select Create a list. 3.Enter your list name and description in the fields that appear in the Create a new list dialog box, choose whether others an see it or whether is should be private and then click the Save list button. 4.Click the Following tab, and then click the List icon on the row that coincides with the person who is to be added to a list. The Benefits of a List Lists are a great way to organize the people for whom you follow into groups, enabling you to obtain a quick snapshot of their most recent tweets. Organize by topic, family, or types of organizations. Twitter List Requirements: Only 20 lists can be created per user List names cannot begin with a numerical character A maximum of 500 accounts can be included on each list

26 Organize your Twitter Home Page unfollow a user 1.Click the Profile tab from the upper menu bar. 2.In the left window, click the Followers tab to display the people who are following you. 3.On the row that coincides with the person whom you wish to unfollow, click the Unfollow button.

27 Twitter Tools & Resources

28 Obtain up-to-the-minute news and information: Explore new features Obtain iPhone Tips & Tricks Find Information about Twitter for the Android & the Blackberry Learn how to use Twitter for Windows 7 Phones View Twitter information for the iPad Investigate Twitter via SMS Locate configuration, settings, & troubleshooting information Twitter & Mobile Devices Visit the Twitter Help Center Instead of going to twitter app or twitter.com – automatically receive messages on your mobile device

29 Hashtags.orgFind popular hashtag topics on Twitter for any given day or search through to find statistics on keywords. HootSuiteA Twitter toolbox enabling you to manage multiple Twitter accounts, social media profiles, and more. MadTwitterWindows application that allows you to read “twits” written by your followers and publish your own. SeesmicAllows monitoring of multiple accounts, both on Twitter and Facebook. TweetDeckAllows you to group tweets to better manage all of the information that you receive. TweetLaterPermits future scheduling of tweets to Twitter. “Tweet now, publish later”. TwhirlAllows monitoring of multiple Twitter accounts. TwitterAppsA site offering the latest Twitter apps that are available and documents those that are no longer available. TwitExplorerExtend the functions of your Twitter account enabling you to manage your followers and tweets in an easier fashion. TwitterrifficAllows users to read and publish “tweets” to Twitter. TweeTransTranslate your Twitter status into over 40 different languages UberTwitterAn advanced Twitter client developed especially for Blackberry devices and iPhones. Twitter Resources tools

30 Twitter Resources for higher education AtlasExplore tweets that are shown on a map corresponding with their geographic location. TweetworksCollaborate on projects and facilitate communication among those working together. HootCourseCreate a virtual classroom and take your class conversation online. ListoriousA catalog of Twitter lists to follow. Students and educations can make their own lists on Twitter to share with others. This serves as a great place to find experts on subjects. OutwitmeGames for students to play on Twitter that include brain games, memory games and more! PollDaddyAsk students their opinions and obtain their feedback. TwitucateA personal learning network that is closed and private for schools. TweetizenDiscover tweets that are important to you. Filter through tweets in order to find topics of interest to you. TwibesA site dedicated to groups on Twitter. Connect with students in similar disciplines among different schools. TwubbleSearches your friend graph and selects others you may be interested in following. This is a great way to discover others associated with your school. TwellowA huge Web site database of Twitter users that are sorted into categories enabling you to search and network with others based on your professional interests. TweeternetInformation and training on Twitter.

31 Twitter & Social Networking Resources People & Places to FollowAdd your own interests here for later use: Chronicle of Higher Breaking Technology EDTECH Magazine focusing on Higher EDTECH Magazine focusing on Department of Education News and Education Week Space-related educational activities and resources for US News and World Report: Education

32 Twitter Resources Articles of Interest Articles of Interest 10 Twitter Tips for Higher Education“How One Teacher uses Twitter in the Classroom” 50 Ways to Use Twitter in the College Classroom8 Things I Learned About Using Twitter as a Participation Tool 8 Things I Learned About Using Twitter as a Participation Tool – Blog 3/1/09 Teaching with Twitter: Not for the Faint of Heart Twitter Professors: 18 People to Follow for a Real time Education How Twitter in the Classroom is Boosting Student Engagement Tweeting in Class Education Week: Twitter Lessons in 140 Characters or Less Twitter, Social Networking & Communities of Practice

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