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Twitter 101:ONLINE 2009:

Twitter 101:ONLINE 2009 Phil Bradley http://www.twitter.com/Philbradley @ Philbradley

What is Twitter?:

What is Twitter?

What does it look like?:

What does it look like?

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Page Elements:

Background:

Background

‘Dashboard’:

‘Dashboard’

Search, lists, trends:

Search, lists, trends

How can librarians use Twitter?:

How can librarians use Twitter? Allows you to keep in contact with colleagues, to see what they're doing, what their interests are, read their opinions/thoughts/ideas

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Keep informed about developments from publishers; both in terms of what they're publishing, but also events they're running

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You can promote what your library service is doing. Attract new users, offer gifts or incentives, increase awareness and have fun!

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Provide instant answers and point people in the right direction

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Follow links to events, keep briefed on current affairs

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Use Twitter as an RSS reader to keep up to date with blog entries

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Share photographs quickly and easily, especially if using a smartphone

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Ask questions using polls, Re-Tweet for maximum results

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Keep involved with conferences even if you can’t attend them with 3 rd party sites

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Add short (3 minute) audio posts using Audioboo and add in a photograph as well!

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Broaden your knowledge of a subject by following the right people/organizations

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Ask questions! Answer questions!

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Find new people to follow using Twitter search or 3 rd party sites like WeFollow

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Communicate more effectively Discuss events as they happen Send people Direct Messages

Follow authors:

Follow authors

Follow dead people:

Follow dead people

And more...:

And more... Networking, both professional, friend to friend News: new books, closing early, new staff Marketing tool Broadcasting content Updating a website via Twitter

Advantages:

Advantages Free Fast Simple Effective Brevity ‘Always on’ Instant information

Disadvantages:

Disadvantages Media hype ‘Fail Whale’ Brevity (what can you say in 140 characters?) Small number of users Spam 3 rd party applications Viruses

Good practices: profile:

Good practices: profile

Name and avatar:

Name and avatar

Location, Address, Biography:

Location, Address, Biography

Tweets:

Tweets

Other (better?) interfaces:

Other (better?) interfaces

TweetDeck:

TweetDeck

What Twitter is NOT::

What Twitter is NOT: A time sink (unless you have time to spare) Mr S Fry’s private playground About breakfast/lunch/dinner Ego boosting twaddle

Twitter Search:

Twitter Search

Twitter Search:

Twitter Search

Twitter Search:

Twitter Search

But wait!:

But wait! There’s more...

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