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EXPLAINING TWITTER IN 25 TWEETS
WHAT IS TWITTER?
- You see the faces of people you know with notes of what they are writing.
- You are declaring an emotion and expecting a human response
- Twitter is the most effective marketing tool on the planet.
- Twitter has become something unexpectedly important—a discovery engine for finding out what is happening right now
- Twitter to get in touch and blogs to get to know -the best networking tool in the world
MY BASIC RULES OF TWITTER
- Think hard about your thumbnail and biography link.
- Start following people judiciously with no obligation to follow all who follow you.
- Start tweeting, aim at at least 5 tweets a day, a good experience, a question, something about me and two replies or retweets.
- Learn to use @, RT, DM and #
- A flow of tweets with no inbox problem and no need to reply
- You dip into notes from people you care about
- Twitter allows you to 'rewind' conversations had by others. It is a stream you can dip your toe into.
- You have your personal individual flow of tweets
- An asymmetric connection - you can follow celebs without drowning them
- People behave civilly; if they don't like it they go away
- Politicians can be liberated from traditional media and the culture of spin It gives them their voice again. It could be a chaotic election (The Labour Twitter Czar)
- Don't twitter if you are not prepared to go places that you don't expect (Ed Balls)
- The trouble with Twitter, the instantness of it – too many twits might make a twat. (David Cameron on Absolute Radio)
- Adults are just catching up to what teens have been doing for years
- A Twanker is an egocentric individual who twitters only for one-way broadcasting about their greatness.
- A Twidiot is an individual who uses Twitter only to talk about insignificant things that noone cares about.
- Twitter is all about the coffee: when you have coffee you are communicating with people: think about who you drink coffee with and in what context. (James Clay)
- If a tenth of what you say is repeatable or retweeted, you must be doing it right.
- In a remote part of the Twitter network, very weak signals that are good, get picked up like the tweet about the air crash on the Hudson River
- Twitter is a secret beach for web surfers, Follow the twitterers and they will show you where the best surf is.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
As I was standing on St Pancras Station I was approached by a train driver who offered to show me the new statues that have been recently placed there. It was John Betjeman who led the campaign against pulling the Victorian station down. I have used this as the cover picture for one of my albums on Picasaweb. Picasa 3 now enables you to add text to your photos which is a great improvement
Thursday, January 1, 2009
I have been given a wonderful Christmas present. My first video camera is a little gadget like a mobile telephone called a Flip video. The new version of Picasa, Picasa 3, has a new feature that enables you to store your videos with your other pictures and to edit them.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Now I am a bit clearer. Social web sites are all sites for sharing things. We all have to make decisions about what we may want to share. There are some cautionary tales about Facebook and other social web sites where people have begun to share more than they intended.
My ideas are evolving as I talk to people on and off the web. One friend of mine asks "Why should I want to share any information on the web" What you share will be a personal decision but it is worth looking at some of the new opportunities. You might begin by considering if you would like to share your rubbish as in Freecycle.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Twittering is new to me. I have been getting my first Tweet from Radio 4, but I only have one friend to send my tweets to. When I get a tweet from Radio 4 is good, I am alerted to a recent item in a Radio 4 programme and I receive a link so that I can play the repeat.
I am not generally keen on texting and mobile telephones, but twittering gives me more control. No more bleeps from my mobile. You do not even need to sign in to the Twitter site in the usual way to get your tweets. Just sit at your computer and you will see the Tweets arriving in a long stream in your Favourites folder.