Introduction to Twitter in higher education June 2016

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#LIVUNITEL

An Introduction to Twitter in Higher Education

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Who are we?

Alex SpiersLearning TechnologistPhil WalkerLearning Technologist

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OverviewWhat is it?TerminologyHow it is being used?IssuesActivitiesQuestions

ON

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Happy 6th Birthday

I am 9 years old6

Communicationhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/dailypic/1459055735/ Communication

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Facebook, Twitter and Google plus

Law students, environmental health and computing students8

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/09/iran-twitter-revolution-protests?intcmp=239

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https://clt.vtc.edu.hk/what-happens-online-in-60-seconds/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd9NZq6H7IM12

https://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/opinion/tell-us-about-your-paper-and-make-it-short-and-tweet

http://www.healthandcommunications.com/blog/2015/8/31/8utx8sait2y475x5wv11omlk6fsf9p

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Personal Example.

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Photo by kewl - Creative Commons Attribution License https://www.flickr.com/photos/58411470@N00Created with Haiku Deck

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Ten Days of Twitter was originally developed by created byHelen Webster. The materials are available under aCreative Commons license CCBY-NC-SA.

Set up a profile

Following people

Sending a tweet

@messages

Embedding and shortening URLs

Retweeting

Hashtags

Managing people (apps to create lists)

Managing information (apps to curate links)

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Terminology & Tasks

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Creating an account

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Decisions you have to makePublic or PrivateDM or Tagging from othersNotificationsVideo autoplay (mobile)

Settings

ActivitySearch for content

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#ff Follow Friday

Following & Followers

Following & FollowersFollowing is trial and error filter your followers (or interests) regularly

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ActivitySearch for content

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Sending @ messages

Send a Tweet

Tweet

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ActivitySearch for content

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The @ sign is used to call out usernames in Tweets, like this:

@

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ActivitySearch for content

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Tweeting Links

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Tweeting URLsA URL of any length will be altered to 23 characters, even if the link itself is less than 23 characters long. Your character count will reflect this.

Tinyurl.comGoo.glOwned by Google this will also produce aQR codefor your link and if you have a Google+ account, you can track statistics on click-through. This is useful if youre evaluating publicity strategies for a new web resource or event.events.Bit.lyYou can also track click-throughs with this site.

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ActivitySearch for content

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Retweets

RT (retweet)

Re-sharing or giving credit to someone elses tweet. See also MT (modified tweet)RT (retweet)

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ActivitySearch for content

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#Hashtags

# hash tag (search term)

# hash tag (search term)

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ActivitySearch for content

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Managing people in Twitter

Managing People

ListsSpamblocking44

BlockYou can Block anyone you dont want to be following you. Blocking prevents a user from @ message, DM or adding you to a list. It

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ListsYou can create a public or private list of people and accounts you are interested in. This helps you filter information.

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ActivitySearch for content

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Managing information in TwitterFavouritesSearchTrendingExtras - flipboard

Managing information

FavouritesSaved hashtags

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Favourites/LikesAdding a favourite tweet is similar to like in Facebook and can be used to bookmark a tweet.

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Polls

GIFS

Apps

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Tweetdeck

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Nuzzle

ActivitySearch for content

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VITAL (Blackboard)

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Issues

At workAt playDisclaimerHacked

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LJMU guidance

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Understand how public and permanent your online footprint is (Search on Google or www.123people.com)Be aware that your current or future employers could choose to explore that online footprint!Do not say anything online that you would not say face to faceAvoid spamming and flamingBe aware that it is easy to misinterpret irony, sarcasm etc without tone of voice or expressions to guideConsider who you are talking to

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Netiquette

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Top Tips

Consider your audience

It used to be about telling people how good you are, social media allows you to show how good you are.

Be clear about what you are doing

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Be Choosy!

Be Choosy!

Dont like or follow everything that comes your way

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ReciprocityHelp folkReciprocityHelping others, who will eventually help you.

Reciprocity

A to Z of Social Media http://bit.ly/ZBWlVUOxford University social Media Michelmas http://bit.ly/ZBWA2ZEdudemic introduction to Twitter http://bit.ly/X9GqzrUsing Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities http://bit.ly/X9GT4GVITAE guide to using twitter http://bit.ly/X9HcfWHow to use Tweetdeck http://bit.ly/N8MYX7BBC Twitter guide to the law http://bbc.in/XyX5x

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