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Tech Talk Tuesdays: Twitter

July 13, 2012

When: Tuesday, July 17th 4-5pm, Melbourne Australia time (gmt+10)

About this session:  Twitter is the social phenomenon  that is sweeping across global communities.

For educators, it can play a vital role in networking, professional development, learning through conversations and much, much more. This session will introduce twitter to those who may be new to it. The following topics will be covered:-

  • Why use twitter?
  • How to get started?
  • The importance of the profile
  • 140 characters of less
  • Direct messages, retweets
  • The new features of twitter
  • How to find people to follow
  • Using twitter as a search engine
  • Hashtags
  • Threaded conversations
  • Lists
  • Social browsers for twitter eg tweetdeck, hootsuite
  • Twitter chats
  • Where to learn more?

If you are wanting to know more about twitter or wanting to get started on twitter this is a session for you. It is hoped that those who are experienced with twitter will also attend, add to the conversations and share in the learning.

Here is the link to the recording

Some preliminary or post reading: Are you twittering? Here’s how I use twitter by Sue Waters at the Edublogger. A great blog post! The wordle below summarises her post visually.

What questions might you have? What recommendations would you make? Why do you use twitter? Please leave a comment below and these will be shared in the session.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 14, 2012 6:35 pm

    This may be useful as a place to undertake self-paced learning about Twitter:
    http://alison.com/courses/Twitter-Social-Networking

    • annemirtschin permalink*
      July 14, 2012 6:40 pm

      Thanks Carole, I shall have to check this out. I love twitter for social networking but also find great value in using it as a search engine as well. That idea was given at one of the eT@lking sessions that you organised.

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