Tag Archives: Social Networking

twitter skills lab

23 Feb

Twitter skills lab:

Follow @COMatGCC
Use the hashtag #com160 for each tweet in this assignment.
Send a tweet that summarizes what we’ve covered in class.
Send a tweet that includes a link.
Send a tweet with video (make your own or YouTube).
Send a tweet with a picture.
Send a direct message to COMatGCC.
Send a tweet with an @reply to COMatGCC.
Locate the trending topics, and contribute to the TT by sending a tweet with the appropriate hashtag

Delicious Notes

4 Oct

Download the Powerpoint: Social Bookmarking & Research

Delicious Readings

4 Oct

Sorry these are being posted a bit late — very long Homecoming weekend! That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

Skim these over before class, and read in greater detail later!

Delicious on Wikipedia

Follow Delicious on Twitter

Delicious.com

Ultimate Guide to Delicious Bookmarking (TONS of great links on this site, please browse the articles linked below the main article on this page)

Addition to syllabus: Twitter project

27 Sep

As mentioned in class, you may choose a Twitter project as one of your two practical projects for this class. REMEMBER: each project is worth 20% of your grade — which means the practical projects are the same weight as your 5-6 page research paper! That said, make each 140 character (or less) tweet count….choose a good event to report from….put a LOT of thought into the reflection paper.

Details: In this project you will “live tweet” an event as it’s happening. The event should be one that would typically be covered by traditional media (newspapers, radio) and should be an event greater than 2 hours in length (though, you may chronicle an event much longer — even over a few days — if you wish).

A successful Twitter project should incorporate many descriptive tweets, generating a feeling of “being there” for their followers.

Accompanying this project should be a 2-3 page (typed) critical thought expression on how tweeting is similar to and differs from traditional print journalism, and reflect on the experience.

Twitter 101

20 Sep

If you haven’t been a long time Twitter user, READ the following help guides BEFORE lab on Thursday. It would be VERY helpful if you registered with Twitter & signed up with TwitPic prior to class. I’ll go through how to do this, but I’ll be doing it quickly.

TwitPic is one of many sites that will allow you to tweet images; other sites include:

We’ll use TwitPic because it’s easy and fast, widely-used, and because Flickr is another week’s lab demo 🙂

Twitter’s website has a great, easy to follow, help section for newbs like us. You can check it out here.

Shortcut to how to post video and pictures.

Shortcut to Twitter lingo.