Learn the Lingo
Who to Follow
Twitter as PLN
Create an Account
Additional Getting Started Links
Create an Identity
Create a Username (twitter 'handle')
- Keep it short
- Easy to remember
- Should reflect you and/or your brand
- Don't be an Egghead!
- Be concise
- Mine: Librarian. Birder. Bibliographic Control Freak.
- Choose a relevant background image
Your 1st Tweet
Keep it short
- 140 character limit
Mention someone @
When a username is preceded by the @ sign, it becomes a link to a Twitter profile. See also Replies and Mentions. Read more about replies and mentions.
- for example me, @ginaseymour
- or a group, @yalsa
Add a hashtag (#)
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.
A good tweet is like poetry...
Dr. Seuss Inspired Guide to Twitter
Teachers vs Students: Social Media
Library Journal Movers & Shakers (2017) SSLMA, School Librarian of the Year (2014)