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  • 1.Using Twitter Among Students Name: Sara Ibrahim ID: 200910660

2. Content

  • General Information
  • Get Started With Twitter
  • Advantages of Twitter
  • Using Twitter Effectively
  • Students and Twitter
  • Exercise

3. General Information

  • Definition
  • Founders
  • Features

4. Definition

  • Twitter is an online service and social networking that enables you to post updates with other tweeps by answering a single question Whats happening?
  • Twitter limits tweets, so you only receive and post tweets up to 140 characters.

5. Founder

  • Jack Dorsey
  • @jack
  • Executive Chairman of Twitter, CEO of Square, a founder of both.

6. Features

  • Who to follow:
  • View Suggestions:allow you to follow tweeps depending on who you follow and other variables
  • Browse Interests:allow you to follow tweeps based on over 20 categories
  • Find your friends:allow you to find tweeps from your email account
  • Searches: search for topics and keywords and save your search
  • Advertising: you need to have an idea about promoted trends, promoted tweets and promoted accounts

7. Get Started With Twitter

  • Create a twitter account
  • Twitter terminology

8. Create a twitter account

  • Step 1:go to
  • Step 2:join twitter by typing your full name, email and password in the sign up box
  • Step 3:choose a username (suggestions available) then click on Create my account
  • Step 4:you can follow some stages to help you start with twitter or you can skip them
  • Step 5:confirm your email address to access all of twitters features

Watch how to create a twitter account 9. Twitter Terminology

  • Follow: when you follow an account, all their tweets will appear in your timeline
  • Unfollow:to stop seeing someones tweets in your timeline
  • Retweet (RT):to share someones tweets with your followers
  • Block:use it when you find a spammer in your followers list to remove it from your list
  • Reply:to respond to someones tweet
  • Mentions:click on @mentions to check when someone has mentioned you
  • @:use it if you want to mention another tweep; it is also the first part of a username (ex. @Sara_Albastaki)
  • #:use it to categorize tweets, trending topics (TT) are usually combined with #
  • Direct Message (DM):it is private massages you want to send to other tweeps

10. Advantages of Twitter

  • Communication tool
  • Share and receive information

11. Communication Tool

  • Twitter made the world smaller
  • Communicate with different people around the world
    • Ex. we can have friend from different countries
  • Ask about them and talk about our interests

12. Share and Receive Information

  • We can know what is happening in the world
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Sports
  • Music
  • Celebrities
  • Share those information

13. Using Twitter Effectively

  • Tweeting style
  • Tag your tweet
  • Use a twitter organizer

14. Tweeting Style 15. Tag Your Tweet

  • Make your tweets visible to other tweeps
  • Give your tweets more exposure
  • Create discussions
  • # allows you to search the tweets containing the hashtag
  • Get into conversations with other tweeps about a specific topic
  • It helps connect with a particular group of people or with people interested in the same things you are (ex. #ZU)

16. Use a Twitter Organizer Watch how TweetDeck works 17. Twitter and Students

  • Organize events
  • Connection between students & teachers
  • Class discussion
  • Share info about a topic
  • Research tool

18. Organize Events

  • Important announcements
  • Lectures
  • Trips
  • Meetings time and date

19. Connection Between Students & Teachers

  • Students can ask about each other, know what is happening in their school or university
  • Teachers can post test dates to inform students
  • Teachers can comment about class discussion or what lessons have been taken in class to update students

20. Class Discussion

  • Share opinions, ask questions and discuss different answers
    • It helps increase the students knowledge
    • It encourages students who dont participate to be engaged in class discussions
  • It doesnt mean we have to replace the regular formats, twitter is used to enhance class discussion process

21. Share Info about a Topic

  • Students can share outside information about a topic taken in class
    • It helps widen their knowledge
    • It encourages critical thinking
    • It encourages students to be more engaged in class

22. Research Tool 23. Exercise

  • Go to

24. Bibliography

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