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  • 1. An Introduction toTwitter in HigherEducation
  • 2. What is it? TerminologyHow it is being used? HE examples Issues Questions
  • 3. Source: http://www.socialnomics.net/2013/01/01/social-media-video-2013/
  • 4. Happy 6th Birthday
  • 5. Twitter in Plain English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idma x0o&feature=player_embedded
  • 6. Communication Communicationhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/dailypic/1459055735/
  • 7. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/09/iran-twitter-revolution-protests?intcmp=239
  • 8. Terminology
  • 9. Tweet A message posted via Twitter containing 140 characters or fewer
  • 10. @The @ sign is used to call out usernames in Tweets,like this:
  • 11. RT (re-tweet)Re-sharing or giving credit to someone else’stweet. See also MT (modified tweet)
  • 12. # hash tag (search term)The # symbol is used to mark keywords or topics ina Tweet. For example, search for #ljmu
  • 13. Following & Followers Following is trial and error – filter your followers (or interests) regularly
  • 14. DM (Direct Message)A private, 140-character message between twopeople. You may only DM a user who follows you.
  • 15. Lists Lists are a useful way to organise the people you follow into groups. Can be a useful filter.
  • 16. Favourites Adding a favourite tweet is similar to ‘like’ in Facebook and can be used to bookmark a tweet.
  • 17. Block You can Block anyone you don’t want to be following you. Blocking prevents a user from @ message, DM or adding you to a list. It
  • 18. Blackboard http://bit.ly/XdmMTf
  • 19. Apps
  • 20. How is it being used? • News • Events – real /broadcast/ past • Marketing • Gossip – Celebrity • Opinion • Sharing is the key
  • 21. Higher Education Education • Follow a hashtag #phdchat, #edutech • Share whats going on in your area (LJMU) • Receive news • Collaborate and discuss • Steve Harrison (Broadcast Journalism) • Broadcast channel (#LJMU #CIAM) • Research - twitter search
  • 22. Professional Research PracticeBreaking Technology News Events/ HE News Conferences
  • 23. Issues • At work • At play • Disclaimer • Hacked
  • 24. LJMU guidance
  • 25. Activity•Activity content Search for
  • 26. Netiquette • 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 face • Avoid spamming and flaming • Be aware that it is easy to misinterpret irony, sarcasm etc… without tone of voice or expressions to guide • Consider who you are talking to… Source http://www.slideshare.net/vitaenwhub
  • 27. Questions
  • 28. Links toResources
  • 29. • LJMU Social Networking Policy http://bit.ly/X9G6AU• Edudemic introduction to Twitter http://bit.ly/X9Gqzr• Using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities http://bit.ly/X9GT4G• VITAE guide to using twitter http://bit.ly/X9HcfW• How to use Tweetdeck http://bit.ly/N8MYX7• BBC Twitter guide to the law http://bbc.in/XyX5x