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Twitter 101 What the heck and # !?. So what is Twitter?  Social networking and micro blogging site  Think of it like a cocktail party  140 Million.

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1 Twitter 101 What the heck and # !?

2 So what is Twitter?  Social networking and micro blogging site  Think of it like a cocktail party  140 Million users worldwide /140 Character limit  Follow people, companies, organizations  Connect with new people  News- real time, fast, straight from the source  Great listening tool to see what others are saying about a topic  Direct contact between consumers and companies  Direct contact with politicians, celebrities, musicians  Twitter chats with other industry experts

3 Twitter 101 – What the heck is and “#” !? Symbol?What is it?What does it HandleUsername, Used to mention others, to reply to others # HashtagMetadata Tag, Used to follow discussions, find topics, case sensitive, no spaces RT RetweetShare a message from another user with your followers DM Direct Message A private message only you and the recipient can read, good for ongoing conversations #FF Follow Friday Use the hashtag #FF to tell your followers who you like and who they also would want to follow (on Friday)

4 Anatomy of Twitter What is all this stuff?!

5 Your info This your Twitter Feed See the tweets from who you are following Who to Follow Hot Topics

6 and see who has tweeted you. Find # and follow conversations Click this to write a tweet Your settings See your tweets and profile.

7 Create your Twitter Account! Just 5 steps!

8 GO TO Put in your information and click “Sign up for Twitter” Step One: Sign Up!

9 This is Pick something easy to remember Shorter the better Descriptive Only get 15 characters Letters, _underscores and numbers only Step Two: Choosing Your Twitter Handle

10 Step three: be a follower! You can find contacts you already know with your address. Don’t @MayoClinic Step Three: Be a Follower!

11 Step Four : Your Twitter Profile Best Practices for Profile Pictures Keep your picture the same and people can recognize you easier Remember the small size Keep it professional & simple Best Practices for Bio State why others should follow you! Examples: Nurse for 25 years, spreading health and wellness information Traveling the states, raising awareness about CHC advocacy,

12 Step 5 send a tweet! Step Five : Send a Tweet! Just heard a fabulous speaker at #OACHC13 can't wait for the reception and networking! #fqhc #chc

13 Go to #discover and type in #OACHC13 Lets follow the twitter feed! TIP: This is also how you follow a twitter chat! LETS CHECK OUT OUR HASHTAG!


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