Getting Started with Twitter (6.8.13)

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Getting Started with Twitter is a class was designed for Masters and PhD students at the University of Otago, in preparation for the Otago University Twitter Conference #OUTweCon (22.08.13)

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  • 1.Source: Cobalt123 (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/66606673@N00/7217055290 Getting started with Twitter 6/08/2013 CC BY NC SA 3.0 N Z License Sarah Gallagher, Academic Liaison Librarian @sarahlibrarina

2. Todays session What is twitter Whos using it Why thesis students find it helpful Your online presence Practical stuff setting up a profile, tweeting, links, hashtags, following, se arching etc OUTweCon rules and tips 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 3. in the beginning Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 4. Twitter beginnings Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl-FpuehWGA&feature=share&list=TLR6n-hL9WCac 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 5. OZ v NZ - whos using what Source: http://www.adcorp.co.nz/Social-Media-Statistics-Feb-2013-Aust-NZ Twitter = 380,000 (8.25%) Facebook = 2,269,160 (50.89%) 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 6. SM usage - Kiwis lead the way Source: Dawson, Ross Analysis: US, Australia social network usage flat, New Zealand now the worlds biggest user of social networks? http://bit.ly/11CBfrL 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 7. what do you want to learn today? 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 8. Why is it awesome? Source: https://twitter.com/thesiswhisperer/status/359516031733075968 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 9. 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 10. 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 11. 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 12. 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 13. you but online List five adjectives youd want to be described as professionally. List five adjectives youd never want to be described as professionally. Talk to your partner Discuss as a group 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 14. so, Im online what now? Whos your audience? What do they need to know? What are you allowed to / should you share? Whats interesting / relevant / important? What are you passionate about? What amazing thing did you do recently? What small human moments can you share? What have you got that they need ? Adapted from Geek Girls Design Camp https://www.geekgirlsguide.com/_asset/hy8wt9/Design-Camp.pdf [June 2012] 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 15. doing it safely Personal v professional accounts Workplace / institutional practice / code of ethics Consider keeping separate services for personal and professional use Be a good communicator Be responsive v reactive Be open and honest Own your mistakes Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/slayer23/21333 60871 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 16. lets get on with it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkP8riJvau8 www.twitter.com 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 17. anatomy of a profile 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 18. setting up 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 19. anatomy of a tweet Source: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/06/anatomy-of-tweet-must-see- guide-for.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=linkedin 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 20. when someone follows you To follow or not to follow? What are your personal inclusion/exclusion criteria? Check them out (profile, pic, what are they tweeting? ) Are they interesting, spammy, 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 21. when someone messages you (? / ) Check them out (profile, pic, what are they tweeting? ) Spammy DMs / Trolls Friend (follower) = hacked? Foe = phishing? 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 22. when someone messages you Check them out (profile, pic ) Spammy DMs / Trolls Friend = hacked? Foe = phishing? Troll = abuse Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/27 89916201 This is an example 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 23. Tweet more shorten your link Use a link shortening service like http://bit.ly Tip: If you create a bit.ly account it stores your links and collects stats on them too. Handy if youre into that sort of thing 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 24. #hashtags A way to classify, sort and find stuff (keywords) Lets use #OUTwitterClass today when we tweet Youll be using #OUTweCon on 22/8 What hashtags would be applicable in your area? 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 25. following Follow and send hello tweets to @sarahlibrarina, @OtagoGRS & @Otago Remember to include #OUTwitterClass Now follow your classmates! Send a tweet to your neighbour include a shortened link Check out this list of previous #OUTweCon participants http://bit.ly/1c4IGlS https://twitter.com/search?q=%23OUTwitterClass&src=typd&mode=realtime 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 26. searching Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV_1xQ5mE1A Think about Who else is researching in your area? What journals publish in your area? Spend some time using the search function Use the advanced search function https://twitter.com/search-advanced 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 27. #OUTweCon rules 1. You must be a current University of Otago Thesis Candidate. 2. Make sure to register your paper. You can do that here. 3. Tweet your thesis in no more than 6 tweets. 4. Each tweet should be numbered. 5. Each tweet should end with #OUTweCon 6. The first tweet should be the (working) title of your thesis. 7. The final tweet should be your conclusion (to date). 8. You can tweet a section of your thesis or the whole project, but aim to tell a coherent (albeit brief) story about your research. 9. You can include links to images, video, or bibliographical material. 10. You cannot use a link to sneak in extra characters or to link to a longer explanation of your research. See examples of earlier OUTwecon here http://bit.ly/16Z3UuB 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 28. Twitterfall capture the tweet stream Source: http://twitterfall.com 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 29. what did you think? Source: Pete Simon CC BY 2.0 http://www.flickr.com/photos/petesimon/3365095019 http://bit.ly/161yHqu 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License 30. Reading / viewing Geek Girls Guide https://www.geekgirlsguide.com/designcamp/ Seven Degrees of Connectedness http://langwitches.org/blog/2012/06/07/seven-degrees-of-connectedness/ Social media: a guide for researchers http://www.rin.ac.uk/our-work/communicating-and-disseminating- research/social-media-guide-researchers The Simple Twitter Book http://www.brentozar.com/twitter/book/ Twitter Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/Twitter Twitter Stories http://stories.twitter.com/ Twitter Support https://support.twitter.com/ Tweet Your Science http://www.tweetyourscience.com Tweet your science launch and panel http://storify.com/sarahlibrarina/tweet-your-science-launch-and-panel- 02-08-13-tweet Using Twitter as an academic researcher http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwzhg-FqPXg Using Twitter in university research, teaching and impact activities : a guide for academics and researchers http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/38489/1/Using_Twitter_in_university_research%2C_teaching_and_impact_activities_ %28LSE_RO%29.pdf 6/08/2013 Sarah Gallagher CC BY NC SA 3.0 New Zealand License