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Introduction to twitter

Introduction to Twitter

Information Technology Services, UIS


What is twitter

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

  • Vladimir: What are you waiting for?

  • Estragon: I’m waiting for Godot.

    [with apologies to Beckett]

  • Romeo: Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?

  • Juliet: What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet

    [with apologies to Shakespeare]

What is micro-blogging?

Brief messages [140 characters or less for Twitter] from one user to another or from one user to a group of users

- Real-time

- Quick

- Simple

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Getting started

Getting Started

Username – the username becomes your Twitter URL

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Profile settings

Account – update basic account information

Password – option to change password

Devices – using your mobile device for Twitter

Notices – updates, emails, newsletters

Picture – profile picture

Design – themes, background image, color

Connections – applications that connect to Twitter

Profile Settings

Protect my updates – Privacy setting that restricts your updates to show up on people you follow and not on the public timeline

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Twitter speak

Tweet – A message on Twitter

Follow – When you subscribe to messages from another individual, you follow the person on Twitter

Followers – Individuals who subscribe to your tweets

@Reply – Public message sent from one individual to another

DM – Direct message from one individual to another

RT – Retweet [or re-send] a message that an individual has posted on Twitter

Hashtag – Allows a tweet to be easily searched and located

Twitter-speak

Tweeple– Twitter users, Twitter members

Twitosphere– Community of Twitterers

Twitterspeak: 66 Twitter Terms

Pete Cashmore

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How to follow

Individuals you know who use Twitter

Individuals you would like to follow

How to Follow

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Search and trending topics

Search and Trending Topics

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Twitter applications

Twitter Applications

Twitter Fan Wiki

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