The Beginner's Guide to TweetDeck http://mashable.com/2013/11/07/tweetdeck-beginners-guide/ The Beginner's Guide to TweetDeck Twitters Official Desktop Client
TweetDeck's development path might look more like a roller coaster than the typical incline, but it's for good reason. After Twitter bought the app in 2011, TweetDeck pulled support for various social networks — most recently Facebook — and dropped its mobile apps in order to focus on its core purpose in desktop form: Twitter.
Social media managers and casual tweeters alike can benefit from TweetDeck's organizational tools, such as customizable columns, multiple account toggling and scheduling. With a modern, clean design and automatically refreshing feeds, TweetDeck's utility comes in its simplicity and ease in setting up.
What to Do When You Spam Twitter http://mashable.com/2013/10/04/twitter-spam-hack/ What to Do When You Spam Twitter
Receiving spam is bad enough, but when you're the one doling it out, it feels even worse. It can cause you to lose followers, infect your friends' accounts or computers and put your own account in danger.
It's important to understand how Twitter spam is generated and what it looks like. The only way your account can generate spam is if it's been hacked.
That person or entity then uses your account to send out tweets and DMs with links to spam sites or ads, and those who click may jeopardize their own accounts with hacks or computer malware.
Twitter Quitters And The Unfiltered Feed Problem http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/05/sorry-my-feed-is-full/ Twitter Quitters And The Unfiltered Feed Problem
At its heart, Twitter is a firehose. Everything you tweet shows up to every one of your followers. It’s what makes Twitter feel like the real-time pulse of the world. But it could also be preventing Twitter from growing. Follow too many people, and you lose track of those you love and stop following anyone new.
Hootlet for Chrome : Schedule Tweets http://blog.hootsuite.com/hootlet-in-chrome-store/ With one click, Hootlet automatically copies the webpage url you’re browsing and places it in your Hootlet’s Compose Box, ready to send to your favorite social networks. With another click, Hootlet can AutoSchedule your message – selecting an optimal time to send.
An Educators Guide To Twitter http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/34291 An Educators Guide To Twitter
Steven W. Anderson
Director Of Instructional Technology
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Tweet Archivist http://www.tweetarchivist.com/ Tweet Archivist
What Tweet Archivist can do is allow individuals to start an archive of tweets you are interested in.
Once you make an archive active by subscribing to it, you are guaranteed not to miss a tweet. Tweet Archivist will poll Twitter hourly, archiving any tweet that matches your criteria.
Tweepi http://tweepi.com/ Tweepi
flush the unfollowers | Many users on Twitter feel that if a user does not follow them back, it's somehow insulting. This utility is designed to 'teach those users a lesson by unfollowing them' with just a few clicks.
Tweepi's Geeky Flush is a simple utility for quickly spotting tweeps that you follow but do not follow you back.
Reciprocate : It takes a really long time to find all the users you're not following on Twitter and then following each one back individually! This tool helps you find all the users that follow you, but you do not follow back, so that you can follow them back with a click of a button.
Cleanup the inactives : So, you're following more than a hundred people on Twitter. You must have noticed that many of these users do not engage in conversations, never retweet anybody, or simply just ramble about nonsense stuff all day long (no links to useful content whatsoever!). You can use Tweepi's geeky cleanup tool to filter these people out and unfollow them. Geeky Clean-up enables you to filter out those inactive and unwanted tweeps by letting you check out their details and decide for yourself
Force to unfollow you NEW : Undesirable people are following you? Nasty avatars appearing on your 'Followers' list? You can use Tweepi's Force Unfollow tool to filter these people out and force them to unfollow you.
Twitter: A Cultural Guidebook http://kerileebeasley.com/2013/01/24/twitter-a-cultural-guidebook/ Twitter: A Cultural Guidebook
An iBook aimed to help educators get started with using Twitter for Professional Development.
We built on the work of Rodd Lucier and his Seven Degrees of Connectedness, which we felt accurately described the stages one goes through when developing an online PLN with Twitter.
Well, we are FINALLY ready to share what we have. We are going through the process of publishing to the iBooks Store, but in the meantime are happy to share it with you via this link. http://db.tt/8DeB5kgt
The one million tweet map http://onemilliontweetmap.com/ The one million tweet map
This page maps the last geolocalized tweets delivered by the twitter stream API.
Map data is updated in real-time - YES - IN REAL-TIME - and we keep "only" the last one million tweets.
Each second, about twenty new tweets are added (and the twenty oldest tweets are removed to keep the same number of points on the map).
We limited this to keep our servers calm :) but we can do higher rate.
Play with filters and check the nice heatmap rendering
We hope you have fun with it.
Leaderboarded http://www.leaderboarded.com/ Leaderboarded enables you to “engage your tribe” by creating your own online leaderboard, all powered by social data.
Take creative control of the leaderboard while your players enjoy a personalized experience and share social media friendly leaderboards. Social Ambassador Leaderboard – recognise and reward anyone in your organization for promoting your organisation on social media; Social Event Leaderboard – amplify media coverage of your event by encouraging participants to update their status; Social Status Leaderboard – engage and reach out to an online tribe by showing how they rank against each other.
60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom http://bit.ly/OqEXhY 60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category
Listorious http://listorious.com Listorious has the best Twitter people search on the web so you can find anyone by topic, region or profession -- powered by data from the tens of thousands of list curators. Once you find the right person, you can interview them by asking questions over Listorious.
Have you envied journalists who get to interview experts, celebrities and other fascinating people? Now you can find and interview almost anyone with Listorious.
Twubs : #hashtags made useful http://twubs.com Twubs : #hashtags made useful
Read Twitter #hashtag streams
Twubs Conference Suite ... Easily create a hub of all things social media around your conference. Right here. It's easy. You may be looking to engage participants attending or those watching remotely.
A Parent's Guide to Twitter http://www.education.com/magazine/article/parents-guide-to-twitter/ A Parent's Guide to Twitter
Perhaps you have a Twitter account. But does your child have one too? And as a parent, should you be concerned about Twitter in the hands of your child?
The short answer: There’s no reason to ban your child from Twitter, but it's important that both of you understand its ins and outs, its pros and cons and how to use it properly.
FREE PowerPoint Twitter Tools http://www.sapweb20.com/blog/powerpoint-twitter-tools/ FREE PowerPoint Twitter Tools
These twitter tools allow presenters to see and react to tweets in real-time, embedded directly within their presentations, either as a ticker or refreshable comment page.
A Parent's Guide to Twitter and Education http://www.edutopia.org/blog/twitter-education-parents-joe-mazza A Parent's Guide to Twitter and Education
According to a recent Pew Internet Study, 84% of all Twitter users are between the ages of 18-49. Why is this important to school officials? The age range includes the majority of our school parents.
ManageFlitter http://manageflitter.com/ ManageFlitter
Clean up and manage who you follow.
Find out who isn't following you back.
Find out which inactive accounts you follow.
Easily search inside your Twitter stream.
Link Google+ to your Twitter account.
Teacher Professional Conduct on Twitter http://www.teachtoday.eu/en/Case-studies/Twitter.aspx Teacher Professional Conduct on Twitter
A teacher in her second year of teaching accessed the micro-blogging website Twitter* via her personal mobile phone and posted regular updates throughout the school day (sometimes in class time) and outside of school.
Buffer : delay the posting of your (auto) Tweets http://bufferapp.com Buffer
We designed Buffer to offer you a both personal and yet more efficient solution to handle twitter.
Buffer makes your life easier with a smarter way to schedule tweets. Work out all your tweets at one point in time during the day. Then fill up your Buffer with your tweets and Buffer schedules them for you.
Simply keep that Buffer topped up and you will then be tweeting consistently all day round, all week long.
HootCourse http://hootcourse.com A HootCourse is an online classroom. And then some.
Instead of cumbersome forums or complicated lesson-plan formats, HootCourse uses a combination of the most popular social networks and blogging platforms to provide a new type of online classroom.
HootCourses are built on tweets and status updates in real-time.
There's no particular structure to them, at least no more than a classroom with chairs and a blackboard; they're a simple construct that lets a teacher and pupil interact.
Most online learning solutions have the same problem. They try to be a virtual teacher instead of a virtual classroom.
HootCourse sticks solely to the role of classroom. It's a virtual environment built to facilitate the free-flowing dialogue of an educational setting. Like a real-world classroom, it leaves teaching materials and format to the teacher.
Students and teachers can sign in with either Facebook or Twitter.
A World of Tweets : Visualisation http://aworldoftweets.frogdesign.com/ A view of the world that provides a topographical image, but also enables insights into online media consumption in real time.
The online app visualizes geo-located tweets from around the globe, choosing from a variety of HTML5 based visual map views, labels and modes.
Tweetizen http://www.tweetizen.com Use Tweetizen to create twitter groups, and you'll be on top of what's happening in all your areas of interest. We've made it as simple as possible to create new groups and filter in your tweets.
Tweetizen is a simple web-based tool designed to help you filter the daily influx of tweets, and easily find the ones that are relevant to you.
Twitter app in the classroom increases involvement http://bit.ly/9dnqtq Twitter app in the classroom increases involvement, research finds
An app for smartphones allows students to join in classroom discussions at Purdue via Twitter, Facebook or by sending text messages. The app, called "Hotseat," is most often used by high-performing students, according to newly released results of the pilot test study.
Edmodo http://www.edmodo.com/home Edmodo is a social learning network for teachers, students, schools and districts.
Edmodo provides free classroom communication for teachers, students and administrators on a secure social network.
Edmodo provides teachers and students with a secure and easy way to post classroom materials, share links and videos, and access homework, grades and school notices.
Edmodo stores and shares all forms of digital content – blogs, links, pictures, video, documents, presentations, and more.
Edmodo is accessible online or using any mobile device, including Android and iPhones.
Edmodo has special institutional features for schools and districts that can be accessed for free by administrators.
Quote "Edmodo is what Twitter would have looked like if it had been designed by an educator"
See e.g. www.edmodo.com/publisher/discovery
10 Real Time Twitter Games http://bit.ly/bnHpwp 10 Real Time Twitter Games You Can Enjoy With Just A Tweet
5 Twitter Uses for School Leaders http://bit.ly/91bsDN 5 Twitter Uses for School Leaders
In my blog this week, I take the recent 5 Habits of Successful Executives on Twitter in the article by Bruce Philps at http://mashable.com/2009/06/12/twitter-executives/ and apply the examples to the type of viral leadership superintendents and principals can use in school districts.