An Introduction to Twitter in Higher Education
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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:
  • 4. Happy 6th Birthday
  • 5. Twitter in Plain English x0o&feature=player_embedded
  • 6. Communication Communication
  • 7.
  • 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
  • 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 • 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
  • 27. Questions
  • 28. Links toResources
  • 29. • LJMU Social Networking Policy• Edudemic introduction to Twitter• Using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities• VITAE guide to using twitter• How to use Tweetdeck• BBC Twitter guide to the law