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101 WHAT THE TWEET? An introduction to the social network. Tweet ? #Tw101VPA Margaret Portier @tophile Jennifer Liddy @jennliddy
What is a social network? A network of people who are linked together through relationships with others. Social networking is engaging with other members of your network. Social media is the platform for two-way information exchange.
# What are #Hashtags? Any term preceded by a # Can be a phrase with no spaces or other punctuation Keyword People interested in the same topic can find you Identifier Conference (ex. #ALA11) Class (ex. #rotoloclass) Chat (ex. #libchat) Not case-sensitive
Compose a tweet that includes #Tw101VPA. Try it out! #Tw101VPA
What is a Mention? A way to interact with other Twitter users.
@ Mentions Using @ and a Twitter username, you can send a message to another user. Used for: Tagging Giving credit Sharing information Replying Here’s the tricky part: Using @username within a Tweet, is public. Anyone who follows you will see it. Using @username as the very first characters in a Tweet make it semi- private. Only those who follow you both will see it in their timelines, but anyone can find it in a search.
Sharing someone else’s Tweet with your followers. What is a Retweet? Look what @bandier Tweeted! This is the user I follow. This is where I can interact.
Click on Retweet Copies the exact text of the Tweet Add a note or mention without changing the original Tweet, use RT Good manners If you want to add a personal note or comment and have to modify the original text, use MT instead of RT Retweet and Modified Retweet Retweet (RT)Modified Retweet (MT)
DON’T PANIC! Using the Retweet function is easy! Don’t worry about using RT or MT until you are comfortable with Retweet Twitter programs have different ways of Retweeting Hootsuite Tweet Deck Twitter.com Twitter for Mac
Search for the hashtag #Tw101VPA. Find an interesting Tweet. Retweet it! Try it out! Retweet!
DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW TO USE ? Tweet us any time @tophile and @jennliddy #Tw101VPA Huh? Margaret Portier @tophile Jennifer Liddy @jennliddy
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