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Its true we’re on information overload. We use multiple social networking platforms, which have different audiences and expectations. If you’re considering your audience, you’re wondering how you can add value. And if your considerting your schedule, your wondering how you can possibly catch everything? Enter: Twitter curation. There are several services that curate or organize tweets based on Twitter lists or keywords.
General Introductions to Twitter Cheatsheet My 2 sides of A4 cheatsheet. You're welcome to print out and share it. The anatomy of Twitter : an 8 point strategic guide. Dated to 2009, but much is still valid. 3 essential things to do as soon as you join Twitter .
Oprah's there. Ashton's there. Cats do it, dogs do it, even transportation infrastructure does it. And so do we ; tweet away on Twitter.
I love Twitter, but one thing I admit can be lacking from the service is that it doesn’t allow for embedded images, audio or video in the Twitter stream; you can only link to them. Still, there are plenty of apps to help you to integrate multimedia into your tweets. Here’s a list of handy and easy-to-use services for images, audio and video: Images
I've noticed a lot of new followers on Twitter recently, and most of them are probably looking at the thing and wondering 'OK, I'm here, what do I do now?' I thought it might help to provide a few pointers that should make that first day a bit more enjoyable and productive. If you like background reading you could try my blog posts on using Twitter in libraries (you'll have seen this already if you subscribe to the LIS-LINK mailing list) or choosing who to follow on Twitter. Alternatively try ' A guide to twitter ' which provides some useful hints and tips on getting started, from Lost art of blogging or CNet's ' Newbie's guide to Twitter ' which will take you through some basics; it's comprehensive so there's no need for me to explain basic functionality. If you're the type of person who likes to jump in and start looking for people to follow you could start withTwitter's follow suggestions tool, but quite frankly that's pretty dire.
« A lot of Davids make one heck of a Goliath | Home | Computers in Libraries Recap: Day 1 » By Meredith Farkas | April 7, 2010 I’ve been teaching a class on Web 2.0 since 2007, and this semester is the first time that I’ve actually had a full week on Twitter (well, microblogging and lifestreaming to be specific). Before, I treated it sort of as an afterthought, including some information on Twitter during the two weeks that I covered blogging. But Twitter has changed so much in significance and utility since I last taught the class in Fall ’08 that it made sense to rethink the way I covered it.
Going into ALA ’s Midwinter Meeting last month, I knew Twitter was going to play a much more prominent role than it had in the past. It’s been used heavily at other librarian conferences, but usually in a more social way or as commentary on content during the event. However, Midwinter is a different beast, as it’s primarily a business meeting for the Association, so I wondered how much of that work would happen on Twitter this time around. Most of the people on ALA ’s staff, like most people anywhere, have never heard of Twitter, let alone used it, so I wanted to give them a heads up in case it came up in meetings or in conversations.
Everyone will approach Twitter in a different way, and should find the way that works for them, here’s my approach on Twitter: How I use Twitter While I am high volume twitter publisher (15 a day on average), I try to add value , here’s how: 1) As a ‘shared feed’ reader. I’ll post up links of what I’m reading that I find is interesting in near real time, and give some commentary. I try to add value here, rather than adding to noise.
FEATURE Twitter for Libraries (and Librarians) by Sarah Milstein For many people, the word “twitter” brings to mind birds rather than humans. But information professionals know that Twitter ( www.twitter.com ) is a fast-growing, free messaging service for people, and it’s one that libraries (and librarians) can make good use of—without spending much time or effort. Twitter lets people send and receive short messages (called Tweets) via the web or via SMS using a mobile phone. Messages on Twitter are limited to a maximum of 140 characters, including spaces, and they’re generally public.
As part of an ongoing discussion on the LIS-LINK JISC mailing list I posted some ideas on using Twitter , both on an individual and library basis. One or two people kindly suggested that I should blog my response as well, hence this post. I have to say that I found it very depressing to see the report that Twitter is blocked (even on one site, though I suspect a lot more) and I would be fascinated to know what, if any, justification is used. My prediction is that any such justification is going to be based on media hype (which is seldom accurate) and without any actual experience. A lot of the people who I follow do actually work in legal settings - for some reason this particular niche of users has really started to run with it. Of course, when Twitter is 'banned' that may mean a whole host of different things.
Tech Life You follow people, not content The Art of the Tweet In writing an article, I know I’m done when I delete.
If you care what I think, you know that Twitter is just about the best way to learn what I’m paying attention to . I pass along tidbits of O’Reilly news, interesting reading from mailing lists and blogs I follow, and of course, tidbits from the twitterers I’m following. These are all the things I could never find time to put on my blog, but that I spray via email like a firehose at editors, conference planners, and researchers within O’Reilly. A lot of my job is, as we say, “redistributing the future” – following interesting people, and passing on what I learn to others. And twitter is an awesome tool for doing just that. Like a lot of people, I tried out Twitter early on, but didn’t stick to it.
You can read topic 1 on LinkedIn here . Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: what are you doing ? Source – Twitter.com – Please feel free to follow me http://twitter.com/amitdesai Twitter is a micro blogging platform which allows you to publish short messages of less than 140 characters through different mediums like web, IM and mobile. Also there are wonderful API’s that can be used to enhance your twitter experience
Tech Life Why do these cars keep hitting me? A Twitter Decision In starting a significant project, an engineer knows the first three big design decisions you make are vastly more important than the second three. The nature of these decisions varies from project to project. They may be choices about look and feel, rules about architecture, or trade offs regarding feature set. Whatever these decisions are, they set a tone that defines the success of the project.
Twitter can be powerful for professional networking and collective intelligence. Here are ten tools that can help you become a Twitter power user and take full advantage of Twitter for business and professional use. In my article Is Twitter the most important development on the Web in 2008? I wrote about the fact that Twitter has made me better informed and better connected with my colleagues and peers in the technology business.