This morning’s session slides:
This morning’s session slides:
Definitely THINK about what you post…, but don’t let it put you off!
Do you understand what Twitter is all about, and what it’s capable of? This half day practical workshop will give you insight into how Twitter can help you build relationships, both locally and further afield. Come and learn the tools and etiquette that you need to tweet effectively.
Who is the course for?
- Anyone who wants to use Twitter.
What will you learn?
- How Twitter is more than constant random chatter.
- How to set up a Twitter account, and the mysteries of Twitter etiquette.
- How to ‘follow’ people and gain followers yourself, including the art of ‘piggybacking’.
- How to tweet, reply and retweet, and good practice for each.
- What a hashtag is and how to use them effectively.
- How to build a Twitter list.
- What to tweet about.
- Strategic tweeting- create a workable strategy for your situation.
A slidedeck from a recent session:
Contact Dr Bex Lewis if you are interested in this course being run elsewhere.
As someone who has actively promoted live-tweeting at conferences, gets a huge amount out of it (hearing others talk at same time as the speaker), and takes much of my notes (which are then Storified) - very interesting article:
Live tweeting at academic conferences and at talks on campus is now commonplace – but should there be limits? Earlier this year, a heated debate broke out on (where else?) Twitter about the ethics of tweeting content from presentations of unpublished research. Some academics argued that there could be serious repercussions should information intended to be kept within four walls make its way into the public domain. Others claimed that any public presentation of information was fair game for the discerning tweeter.
The discussion – christened #Twittergate – unearthed many stories of scholars presenting unpublished ideas to an audience of peers only to find content from their work appearing on Twitter as they spoke. Some were concerned that rival researchers might incorporate the information into their own findings. Others said that such concerns were paranoid, and that discussing research on Twitter was no different from talking about it over a cup of tea after a talk had concluded.
Chris Brauer, founder and co-director of the Centre for Creative and Social Technologies at Goldsmiths, University of London:
Lecturers, he says, “have to come to terms with the idea of losing control in the world of interactive media. You are fighting a losing battle if you want to control it – you have to hope it leads to a constructive debate.”
Really interesting post about tweeting University VCs:
Scrolling through some of the 20,000 tweets made by Dominic Shellard (@DMUVC), vice-chancellor of De Montfort University, it quickly becomes clear that he is not a typical university head.
“New Jack Reacher book arrives Thursday. I absolutely cannot wait!”; “Just done a gym session…chilling now in the cafe”; and “Sounds ace!” are all messages that could easily have come from an excitable fresher newly arrived on campus.
But does this steady stream of football banter, jokes with students and staff, and off-the-wall observations on life – mixed with more official university announcements – offer some lessons for more traditional vice-chancellors?
According to Katrina Gulliver, a research fellow in history at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, who has studied Twitter use by academics, it does. Shellard’s communication with staff and students across the university is impressive, she thinks, and “he seems to make a good effort to reply to everyone who tries to engage him”
Read full story.
Read more on Mashable.