Introduction to Twitter. Presented by Kaity Bequette and Madison Sullivan. Background. Twitter began in 2006 by Jack Dorsey In 2012 there were over 500 million registered users who posted over 340 million “tweets” per day and made 1.6 billion search queries per day
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Presented by KaityBequette
and Madison Sullivan
Twitter began in 2006 by Jack Dorsey
In 2012 there were over 500 million registered users who posted over 340 million “tweets” per day and made 1.6 billion search queries per day
It is one of the 10 most visited websites in the United States, and the 11th most visited globally
Twitter is “the fastest, simplest way to stay close to everything you care about.”
Twitter can act as your RSS feed (keeps all the websites you surf in one place).
Helps you keepup with friends, events, news, and popular culture.
Networking and finding jobs.
Build your businessor organization, advertise.
Finding answers to questions.
Tweets are messages posted via Twitter.
Tweets must be 140 characters or less.
Hashtags, RTs (retweets), MTs (modified tweets), DMs (direct messages), Replies, Mentions and more.
Ways to Use Twitter in a Library Context:
Explore other organization’s Twitter accounts for ideas how you can get your library’s name out there!
Make sure your users know you have a Twitter account! Add Twitter links to your websites and publication materials.