Category Archives: Twitter

Using Periscope (a live streamimg app) in Higher Education

What is it? Periscope is a live streaming app that lets you share and experience live video from your mobile phone. When connected to Twitter, Periscope users can allow other users to see links tweeted in order to view the live-stream. … Continue reading

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Understanding the concept of thick and thin Tweets (inspired by @BonnieZink)

  The slide deck above was created by Bonnie Zink a fellow social media enthusiast and Hootsuite Ambassador. I first connected with Bonnie about 3 years ago when participating in the weekly #HSUchat (a tweetchat exploring the use of social media … Continue reading

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12 simple tips to get started on Twitter

1 – Your Username Choose a name that is easy for others to remember and use Don’t make it too long as this will eat into the 140 characters if others retweet your posts 2 – Your Avatar Don’t be … Continue reading

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Curating tweets using Storify #SHULT15

Storify is a great way to bring together tweets at an event where participants have included a dedicated hashtag. These can be searched for within Storify and embedded into the story you create. Here is an example from a previous Learning … Continue reading

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Tips for tweeting at conferences

Twitter is a micro blogging tool that enables users to share short succinct messages, links and multimedia. When used at conferences, live-tweeting by delegates is a way to publicly share information about the event. Typically tweets may include: quotes from … Continue reading

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10 Ways to use Twitter in Teaching

  Resource building – tutors AND students can use a course hashtag to share links to relevant resources. These could include websites, news articles, videos, podcasts, images, SlideShare presentations as well as books and journal papers. Interactive lectures – ask … Continue reading

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Tips on Using Twitter for Conferences and Events: Ideas for Organisers and Participants

The Twitter Back Channel The term “back channel” generally refers to an online conversation about a conference topic or speaker. Twitter is now used extensively by both delegates at a conference and also by those wishing to follow tweets made by those attending, … Continue reading

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Use of Tweetchats for distributed CPD within an open Community of Practice

Tweetchats A TweetChat is a virtual meeting or gathering on Twitter to discuss a common topic. The chat usually lasts one hour and will include some questions to stimulate discussion.  In order to be able to view tweets relating to … Continue reading

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A Dr Seuss inspired Guide to using Twitter

Some excellent tips weaved into this humorous Dr Seuss inspired Guide to Twitter created by Hootsuite. Hootsuite Hootsuite is a social media dashboard that can help you to manage and measure your social networks.  It enables  you to: Manage multiple … Continue reading

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The History of #Hashtags from humble # sign to hyperlinked verb

Image source: Flickr Definition: The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages. People use the hashtag symbol # before a … Continue reading

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