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1 Twitter – a Swiss Army Knife for the SQL Server Professional Andy

2 Who am I? SQL Server Development DBA at Medtronic SQL Server Development DBA at Medtronic Started working with SQL in 1998 Started working with SQL in 1998 Director of Technology for PASSMN Director of Technology for PASSMN Blog - Blog - Twitter Twitter

3 Some uses for Twitter and SQL Tell people what you had for lunch Tell people what you had for lunch Communicate/network with others and share info Communicate/network with others and share info Promote your blog/website/product Promote your blog/website/product Get immediate help from MVPs and SQL experts Get immediate help from MVPs and SQL experts Read about what's going on and what’s coming in the SQL world Read about what's going on and what’s coming in the SQL world

4 Twitter Basics Micro-blogging Micro-blogging 140 Character limit 140 Character limit How to get started How to get started –Sign up for an account at –Fill in the bio –Add an image

5 Twitter Basics User’s URL = twitter.com/ > User’s URL = twitter.com/ > Follow people Follow RT, D, RT, D, # Links – bit.ly, goo.gl, tinyurl, etc. Links – bit.ly, goo.gl, tinyurl, etc. Images – twitpic, yfrog, etc Images – twitpic, yfrog, etc

6 Where to find SQL Server resources? Start following a few of the big names see who they interact with Start following a few of the big names see who they interact with –StrateSQL, onpnt, PaulRandal, KimberlyLTripp, BrentO, etc Wefollow.com - Wefollow.com - SQL lists of others SQL lists of others –BrentO\SQL –StrateSQL\SQL or StrateSQL\SQL-MVP

7 #sqlhelp Use this hashtag to get help with a SQL Question. Lots of technical people keep an eye on this and help each other. Use only for technical questions. SQL Twitter users love #sqlhelp, don’t abuse it. Brent Ozar has written a couple posts about dos and don’ts.

8 Tools - TweetDeck TweetDeck – Desktop application/organizer for Twitter

9 Tools - Paper.li Paper.li – the efficient way to see what’s happening on twitter

10 Tools – tweet-sql tweet-sql - TSQL style twitter client

11 Tools – Twitterfeed RSS feeds to your twitter account

12 Other Tools RSS feeds RSS feeds Powershell scripts Powershell scripts Wordpress plugins Wordpress plugins Four Square Four Square

13 More Info Check my website for all the links The Simple Twitter Book


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