Twitter Session01 by t9I7HJY

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									Introduction to
    Twitter
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                                       What is Twitter?
“You say what you’re
doing, in 140
characters or less, and
people who are
interested in you get
those updates…
Twitter lets people
share moments of
their lives…
momentous occasions
or mundane ones.”
Evan Williams, Co-
founder of Twitter
Think micro-blogging
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                                       What is micro-blogging?
Brief messages [140
characters or less for
                                          Vladimir: What are you waiting for?
Twitter] from one user                    Estragon: I’m waiting for Godot.
to another or from one                     [with apologies to Beckett]
user to a group of
users

- Real-time                               Romeo: Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at
                                           this?
- Quick
- Simple                                  Juliet: What's in a name? That which we call a
                                           rose by any other name would smell as sweet
                                           [with apologies to Shakespeare]



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                                       Getting Started
Username – the
username becomes
your Twitter URL




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                                       Profile Settings
Protect my updates –
Privacy setting that
                                          Account – update basic account information
restricts your updates                    Password – option to change password
to show up on people
you follow and not on                     Devices – using your mobile device for Twitter
the public timeline
                                          Notices – updates, emails, newsletters

                                          Picture – profile picture

                                          Design – themes, background image, color

                                          Connections – applications that connect to
                                           Twitter



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                                       Twitter-speak
Tweeple– Twitter                          Tweet – A message on Twitter
users, Twitter
members                                   Follow – When you subscribe to messages from another
                                           individual, you follow the person on Twitter
Twitosphere–
Community of                              Followers – Individuals who subscribe to your tweets
Twitterers                                @Reply – Public message sent from one individual to
                                           another
Twitterspeak: 66                          DM – Direct message from one individual to another
Twitter Terms
Pete Cashmore                             RT – Retweet [or re-send] a message that an individual
                                           has posted on Twitter

                                          Hashtag – Allows a tweet to be easily searched and
                                           located



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                                       How to Follow

                                          Individuals you know who use Twitter

                                          Individuals you would like to follow




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                                       Search and Trending Topics




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                                       Twitter Applications




Twitter Fan Wiki
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