I’m most grateful to be invited by Sacramento City College for a guest presentation this Thursday, March 24. This post and the previous will be my presentation notes and handout.
Tools We’ll Demo Today
Examples of how people have used blogs for work and fun:
- Ben Young Landis
- A Blog Around the Clock
- Per Square Mile
- Sociological Images
- Boundary Vision
- The Flying Trilobite
- Musings from Quark Land
- Eating My Words
- Paranormal Romance
Examples of different Twitter uses:
- Organization Accounts: @USGS_EQ_CA, @OCReggie, @AAASMeetings
- Active Conversations: @edyong209, @BoraZ, @ksablan
- Professional Boosts: @dontgetcaught, @RebeccaSkloot
- Quiet Thinkers: @razoobe
- Expat News: @davidonformosa
- hashtag (#) — When used in front of a word, activates that word into a searchable keyword, like #scio12
- RT — Re-Tweet. Used to acknowledge the source of a tweet that you are reposting verbatim, written as “RT @ebertchicago” followed by the message.
- MT — Mentioned Tweet. Used to acknowledge the source of a tweet that you are reposting with edits, written as “MT @2kmk” followed by the message.
- HT or h/t — Hat Tip. Used to simply acknowledge or thank someone for link or interesting information, written either at the start or end of a tweet as “(h/t @matt_weiser)”
- #FF — Follow Friday. A Twitter cultural tradition where on Fridays, you suggest a list of users to your followers as a gesture of friendly gratitude. Can also be used to suggest those on the list to follow each other. Written as “#FF @levarburton @kzelnio @starfocus @SacCityCollege“
Examples of Facebook fan pages:
Various other tools to consider:
h/t to @2mjg for the “WTF” title idea!