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  1. Introduction to Twitter Information Technology Services, UIS

  2. 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 Information Technology Services, UIS

  3. 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 Information Technology Services, UIS

  4. Getting Started Username – the username becomes your Twitter URL Information Technology Services, UIS

  5. 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 Information Technology Services, UIS

  6. 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 Information Technology Services, UIS

  7. Individuals you know who use Twitter Individuals you would like to follow How to Follow Information Technology Services, UIS

  8. Search and Trending Topics Information Technology Services, UIS

  9. Twitter Applications Twitter Fan Wiki Information Technology Services, UIS