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This Twitter Workshop provides you with h Jane Hart is a Social Media and
20 tasks Learning Consultant who has a 25 for finding out about year track record of helping both year track record of helping both Twitter businesses and education understand how new technologies can be used and how to use it for for learning . She currently focuses for learning She currently focuses p personal, teaching, , g, on helping organizations introduce learning social media tools and platforms into and other activities. their learning and performance their learning and performance support initiatives. (c) Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies , 2009 2
Your Twitter home page Your Twitter home page
On the left hand side you will see: • the place to enter your own updates • the updates of those you follow On the right hand side, you will see: • information about you, who you follow and who you are followed by • links to messages sent to you • trending topics Select Profile from the top menu to go to your personal profile page (c) Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies , 2009 7
Your Twitter profile page Your Twitter profile page
This is the page that others see about you. Its URL will be www.twitter.com/yourusername. p g y /y It will show information about you and your recent updates. To customise your Profile page, select Settings. (c) Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies , 2009 8
2 Customise your Twitter profile page 2 ‐ Customise
your Twitter profile page You can change your existing settings. You add a one‐line bio and your location. You can even protect your updates if you want to keep them private. Go to: • Password tab to change password • Devices tab to add a mobile phone • Notices tab to control how you are notified about different things • Picture tab to upload a picture or avatar • Design tab to change the background colours and images (c) Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies , 2009 9
7 – Retweet someone else’s tweet If you want to retweet a posting, there
are two ways to do this: 1. 1 If you are re‐posting an entire If you are re posting an entire tweet, select RT ‐ which becomes visible when you hover over the tweet – or add RT username or Retweeting username username 2. If you are rewording the tweet and/or adding your own comments, add via username comments add via username (c) Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies , 2009 16
9 – Display a Twitter badge If you have a blog or website, you could place a Twitter badge on it that
11 – Use #hashtags #Hashtags are also often used to categorise or tag tweets, i.e.
a number of people all agree a number of people all agree to use the same word so that their related tweets can be grouped together, e.g. #abcdef Search for a specific #hashtag (as shown in the previous slide) and watch the real‐time results. The #tag may even results The #tag may even become a trending topic. Or go to hashtags.org to see what s happening right now on what’s happening right now on Twitter. (c) Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies , 2009 22
14 – Find other great Twitter 3rd party apps There are lots of 3rd party Twitter apps. Here are some
examples • Customise your Twitter profile background – e.g. use Twitbacks or Twitter backgrounds • Re‐distribute your blog feed via Twitter – e.g. use twitterfeed.com twitterfeed com • Integrate Twitter with your Facebook account ‐ e.g. use the Twitter Facebook application • Send a tweet to a group ‐ e.g. use grouptweet.com • Set up a Twitter poll – e g use strawpollnow com Set up a Twitter poll e.g. use strawpollnow.com or Polldaddy • Keep track of what’s being said about you and/or your company – e.g. use tweetscan.com See a list at www.c4lpt.co.uk/socialmedia/twitterapps.html (c) Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies , 2009 25