Published on July 22, 2009
twitter me this?using twitter in highered
Nikki Massaro Kauffman & Robin Bradford Smail
twitter me this? who are we? who?
twitter me this? who are we? Robin Smail @robin2go Penn State World Campus Social Media Socialite & “Renegade Element” ?
twitter me this? who are we? Nikki Massaro Kauffman @nikkimk Penn State University Libraries “Dr. Nikki” & .eduGuru
why should I care? @micala
what it is A way to connect to people you know A way to connect to people whom you should know/need to know A faster way to get news/information An “in” to people whose information you want/need (ex. Eric Meyer, Jared Spool, etc.)
what it isn’t A popularity contest A substitute for Talk Soup or People Magazine A way to meet chicks/dudes @kevinoshea
Alan Levine, @cogdog
what you need to get… a third-party application followers a purpose @kuratowa
twitter and real life Keep your messages short. Expand and diversify your network. Listen. Give more than you get.
twitter for your organization Holy uses for twitter, Batman! @largo621
twitter for your organization Use Twitter to promote news & events: @PSUWorldCampus @psulibs @PalmerMuseum @pennstatelive @thisSquirrel
twitter for your organization Use Twitter to promote organizational events: #ldsc09 #tltsym09 #psuweb09 #cogdogpsu …but publicize the tag.
twitter for your organization Use Twitter to monitor “your brand”: “Penn State” “Student Affairs” Examples? …or research a product.
twitter for your organization “Community as the Committee” Learning Design Summer Camp
twitter for your organization Issues for Organizational Twittering Should we have a twitter account? How are you going to use it? Who should have access? What about personnel turnover? How much personality? Do we follow people back? Do we respond to @replies? DMs? How do we handle squatters or disgruntleds?
twitter for your organization
twitter for your organization
twitter for your career Hi, I’m @bpanulla & I have a Ph.D. in horribleness!” Faculty… @brendensparks
twitter for your career Using Twitter +Hashtags for Events: Public notetaking. Search to find new followers. Search for blog post ideas. Search to attend virtually.
twitter for your career Building Professional Relationships: Strengthen existing ones. Meet new people; FOAF. Minimizes virtual distance; twitter makes us all "virtual coworkers".
twitter for your career Promoting Your Work: Share your ideas, but don’t be “that guy.”(via @ChrisBrogan) Only 1 in 8 tweets should self-promote(via @Fritinancy) Build a coalition for your cause.
twitter for your productivity I can “reap” the benefits of twitter at my workplace! I, @meeshiefeet, will use it today to “kill” a few tasks.
twitter for your productivity ask a question ask for recommendations (e.g., camera recommendations, mechanics, 3rd party Twitter apps) good for getting outside perspective
twitter for your productivity Ideas can come from anywhere, up or down. Cut through politics to get things done. Forces leaders to simplify messages. Leaders can tune-in to backchannel.
why is twitter backchannel important? Backchannel is becoming part of the main event. @dancinjul @apetersen
twitter backchannel is important Scale & Persistence of Message Qualitative Feedback Interpersonal Relationships Engagement Crowdsourcing
twitter me this?what are your questions? firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
kthxbai @bpanulla @brendensparks @dancinjul @kevinoshea @kuratowa @largo621 @meeshiefeet @micala @onthelevel
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