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									What the heck is Twitter and why should I care?

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What is Twitter?
An online common room - a mixture of banter, socializing and practical advice. Answer the question: What are you doing? 140 characters or less, e.g:
Anyone read the new Jeffrey Archer? Snowing here now http://tinyurl.com/yorlxm planned walk cancelled.
Traffic on M6 stopped, exit at junction 10 http://tinyurl.com/23wrkb

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I will follow you, will follow me
• Your Twitter network consists of the people you follow and the people who follow you.
Who should I follow?

• Friends of friends (FOAF) • Observe
• Search terms
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Manage your network
Twitter is only as smart as your network:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small-world_network

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Why should I bother?
• Anyone want to go for a beer?

• I need a protocol for RNAi in neurons.
• Looking for a PhD in Manchester - any

offers?
• Post-doctoral job in Leicester working on

Arabidopsis http://tinyurl.com/32xl9v

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Twitiquette
or

How to be a good Twittizen
• Update your status regularly - how often is up to

you. • Don't flood Twitter - set yourself a maximum posting frequency and exercise some restraint.
• Discretion: Some things are better left unsaid.

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Beyond Twitter
• Many applications are building on the runaway success of Twitter:
– TwitterScan

– TwitterLocal – Quotably
– Hashtags.org

– TwitterFeed
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I don’t get it…
• You’re not alone… • Web 2.0 is immersive - walk the walk. Give it a try…

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