Introduction to Twitter in Higher Education workshop for SIGMA 2014

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#LJMUTWT

An Introduction to Twitter in Higher Education

SIGMA event 20/6/14Liverpool John Moores University

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Who am I?

Alex SpiersLearning Technology Developer

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OverviewWhat is it?TerminologyHow it is being used?IssuesActivitiesQuestions

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

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http://blog.qmee.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Qmee-Online-In-60-Seconds21.png

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Facebook, Twitter and Google plus

Law students, environmental health and computing students8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd9NZq6H7IM9

Happy 6th Birthday

I am 8 years old13

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

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Terminology & Tasks

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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

Sending a tweet

Following people

@messages

Embedding and shortening URLs

Retweeting

Hashtags

Managing people (apps to create lists)

Managing information (apps to curate links)

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Creating an account

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ActivitySearch for content

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#ff Follow Friday

Following & Followers

Following & Followers

Following 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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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 URLsTinyurl.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.Ow.lyYou can also add links to photos, files and videos with this site which is useful for spicing up livetweets from conferences or events.Bit.lyYou can also track click-throughs with this site.

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)

The # symbol is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. For example, search for #ljmu

# hash tag (search term)

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ActivitySearch for content

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Managing people in Twitter

Managing People

ListsSpamblocking37

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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ActivitySearch for content

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Managing information in TwitterFavouritesSearchTrendingExtras - flipboard

Managing information

FavouritesSaved hashtags

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FavouritesAdding a favourite tweet is similar to like in Facebook and can be used to bookmark a tweet.

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ActivitySearch for content

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Apps

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Blackboard

http://bit.ly/XdmMTf

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Personal Example.

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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

LJMU Social Networking Policy http://bit.ly/X9G6AUA to Z of Social Media http://bit.ly/ZBWlVUOxford University social Media Michelmas http://bit.ly/ZBWA2ZEdudemic introduction to Twitter http://bit.ly/X9Gqzr Using 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

Resources

@alexgspiersAbout.me/alex.spiers

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