Why chosen? Twitter has played a huge role in developing a professional network. As I use twitter extensively and effectively, I wondered what more could be learnt about twitter and this is one session I nearly dismissed. However, Susan Bearden @s_bearden kept tweeting her session, encouraging us to attend and shared a great blog post on Thinking Before You Tweet prior to iste.
The outcome! – this was a great session in a theatre that was packed with tweeters, from which I learnt even more about twitter. Susan created a hashtag for the session #twtr201 See Susan’s presentation and on slideshare or read some of my notes below:-
- Twitter Lists for categorizing – can be private or public, can follow lists or use other people’s lists
- Twitter chats – great PD, use columns in hootsuite, tweetdeck or tweetchat and add hashtags followed
- Schedule the tweets to avoid tweet overload with hootsuite, tweetdeck or buffer
- Use buffer app as it picks the best time to send the tweets out based on your followers.
- Link shorteners when sharing website links eg tinyurl, google shortener, bitly Bit.ly allows you to customize the name to suit the topic and can create qr code. Create the shortened url in bitly, copy it to your browser and add .qrcode to the url and it provides the qr code image.
- Twitter clients for mobiles – tweetings echofon tweetlist hootsuite native twitter app
- Twitter as a search engine:- search for hashtags, words (might give more focussed content)
- Twitter has an advanced search – key in a number of people in the advanced search, then key them in to tweetdeck and add them into a list
- Geeky twitter stuff! Twitter analytics Favstar twubs (follow twitter chat hashtags)
- Hootsuite University – study all about twitter – get a pro account for 1 month and attend hootsuite university for 1 month free
Thanks Susan for sharing this great session.