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Hashtags, Retweets, and 140 Characters: Finding Meaning in Twitter - Part 1 August 29, 2012

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  • 1.Hashtags, Retweets,and 140 Characters:Finding Meaning inTwitter - Part 1 August 29, 2012

2. Agenda What is Twitter? Basics of Twitter o Hashtags o Retweets o Shortening Links for Tweets (and other purposes) o How to find people to follow o How to get people to follow you Twitter as a Personal Learning Network o Keep up on newest research, happenings and training events o Find peers o Follow Conferences even when you cannot attend 2 3. Twitter.com3 4. What Can You Say in 140 Characters?4 5. Retweeting RT @Username 5 6. HashTags#DigLit #GED2014#AdultEd# GED 6 7. Hashtags vs Mentions Hashtags have # in front of them (no spaces allowed) Hashtags are like signposts to content Mentions start with @ followed by a person or organizationstwitter name (no spaces allowed) Mentions help connect people who tweet (tweeple?) Mentions are like sign posts to other people who tweet So mention the LAC using @theLACNYC and hashtag topicslike #GED and #AdultEd 7 8. Anatomy of a Good Tweet8 9. Shortened URLS http://ipadeducators.ning.com/profiles/blogs/preparing-your-school-for-an (73 characters) Bit.ly/3FjhpX (13 characters) 10. Shortening Links for Your TweetsYou can use BitLy to shorten URLs without creating an account.https://bitly.com/10 11. QR CodeAnd with or without an account you can make any of the shortened URLS into a QR Code by adding .qr at the end 11 12. Finding People to Follow In Twitter.com search hashtags and words#AdultEd See who experts follow Look for Twitter links on websites youlike 12 13. Sending and Receiving Tweets Twitter.com Texts via your cell phone Applications on computers & smart phoneso Tweetdecko HootSuiteo Seesmic 13 14. Before You Join Twitter Come up with possible Twitter nameso Have options incase your first choice is takeno Short is better Develop a list of five people/places to follow Have a picture to upload as your avatar 14 15. Once you Join Follow at least five peopleo @theLACNYC, @LACNYCNell, @TonyLAC2,@VenuThelakkat for exampleo Search for people using #AdultEdo Search for your favorite hobby, writer, singer,actor, comic, political figure, tv show, magazine,organization Retweet one tweet and create one of your owntweets. Remember to use hashtags 15 16. What to Do in the Next Few Weeks Spend 15 minutes on Twitter every morning(or some other time)o reading Tweetso retweetingo following new people Try TweetDeck or receiving tweets as sms textmessages on your cellphone16 17. Comedy https://twitter.com/PlioceneBloke https://twitter.com/DothTheDoth https://twitter.com/FakeMTAUseful Tips https://twitter.com/nycgov https://twitter.com/MTAInsider https://twitter.com/NY1noticias17 18. TweetDeck18