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Twitter for language professionals

An introduction to Twitter for translators, editors, and other language folk

Oliver Shaw

on 23 October 2013

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Transcript of Twitter for language professionals

Twitter for language professionals
Oliver Shaw
Follow me! oligreen9
@valleygirl OMG! I have nothing to wear!
Personal use
Want to learn more?
How Twitter works
Getting started
Professional use
Third-party platforms and linking
@valleygirl OMG! I hve nothing 2 wear!
@twitterdude At da club!
broadcasting your accomplishments
finding work
farming out excess volume
tweets mostly public and searchable
following and being followed
My timeline (what I see when I log on) shows the tweets of the people I follow
Only the people who follow me see what I tweet
It's common to follow someone back if they follow you
Maximum number of characters per tweet
Share links with your tweeps
Retweet others' tweets
username that will help others recognize you
write a good blurb about yourself
use hashtags (#) to classify your tweets and help others find you
#xl8 #translation #l10n #language #19n #METM11
Follow and be followed

"Who" to follow
Follow twitterers who are retweeted
Also: #fb for Facebook
Screencast on getting started with Twitter by Russell Stannard http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/twitter1/index.html
Screencast on advanced Twitter features, also by Russell Stannard http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/twitter2/index.html
Blog entry on using Twitter
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