Twitter Me This! A Tutorial for 2008 NTC Attendees Presented by: Rosie de Fremery Director of Management Information Systems American Jewish World Service Kari Peterson Consultant and Official NTC Twitterator What’s covered in this tutorial What Twitter is How it works
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Twitter Me This!
A Tutorial for 2008 NTC Attendees
Rosie de Fremery
Director of Management Information Systems
American Jewish World Service
Consultant and Official NTC Twitterator
What is Twitter?
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service
You log in and fill in the box that asks, "what are you doing now?" You're limited to 140 characters
Your message posts to your Twitter page and the public timeline. People notice your post and subscribe to your updates by following you
A brief history of Twitter
Twitter was launched by San Francisco start-up Obvious, LLC in October 2006
Twitter was written in Ruby on Rails
It rapidly gained popularity and won the 2007 SXSW Web Award in the blog category. Twitter replied: "We'd like to thank you in 140 characters or less. And we just did!”
There are three ways to follow the action and be followed:
Hashtags is a service set up for the Twitter community at large that allows people to sort their tweets using tags and archive them in a centralized place. We've set up a hashtag archive for 08NTC by establishing the tag #08NTC.
To use "Hashtags" you must do 3 things:
… is minimal. They’re hiring right now but in the meantime replies to your tech support requests could take some time and you may find yourself surfing this community discussion group to find answers to your questions:
Once you get your sea legs using Twitter on the web you can try out some software:
Here are some links to get you started. We’ll post them on the NTEN site as well:
Feel free to look us up on Twitter! We’re at @rosiedefremery and @kariapeterson, respectively
We’ll take a moment for some questions and answers.