Posts tagged: twitter

Twitter – tips for improvers

12 March 2015

Ned Potter from the University of York Library has produced a great slideshare to help researchers and academics take their use of Twitter to the next level. The guide covers content, tone, your account, logistics and analysis. It is well worth a look for anyone wanting to improve their Twitter skills.

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Also, if you want to learn more about hashtags take a look at Ned’s recent Storify – what works and what doesn’t: The Laws of Hashtags!

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Shared data – how secure is yours?

4 August 2014

Social media is a great way of staying in touch with friends and interests but keeping track of multiple accounts and making sure your shared data is secure can be time consuming and overwhelming. There are some simple, quick things you can do to improve the security of your shared data. The Guardian have suggested 29 tips for taking control of Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. So have a read, make a few simple changes, get out there and stay safe! read more

Going viral: the power of a tweet

29 July 2014

What do you like to share on social media? Here’s a cautionary tale from a former student of the University of Salford, about what happened when a tweet went viral :

article about a tweet that went viral

@baggie_ade on his viral tweet

Story first printed in Prestwich & Whitefield Local, July 2014

Are you guilty of subtweeting?

23 July 2014

Do you know what it means to ‘subtweet’?

Hannah Parkinson in the Guardian explains all, describing “the subtle art of the subtweet” along with some great examples of subtweeting in action.

It is defined as “the internet equivalent of talking behind someone’s back” and “can be brilliant, it can be cruel, it can be rude, it can be annoying as hell”.

To read Hannah’s mini guide on what subtweeting is, how it tends to be used, how to get it right with examples of when it’s done badly, click here: read more

How to reference a tweet

3 July 2014

Have you ever wondered how to reference something you’ve found on Twitter?

Tweets are essentially tiny little blogs, so many of the rules are the same. There are some differences though.

Author: This will either be a person or a group. Start your reference with their real name,
e.g. Fry, S. or SalfordUniLibrary.
Follow this with their screen name, in square brackets, e.g. [stephenfry] or [TheLibraryUoS].

Date: as with all blogs, you need to provide both the year and the date, in parentheses,
e.g. (2014, 2nd July). read more

What does our hashtag mean?

1 July 2014

Are you on Twitter? When you check out our Twitter stream (@TheLibraryUoS), you may notice that we use #uosdiglit in many of our Tweets. What does it mean?

The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. According to Twitter support, it was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages. That’s how we use our Twitter hashtag #uosdiglit – to categorise all the tweets that contain information specifically about digital literacy. We want you to be able to find that information easily – so we use that hashtag. read more

Do you use Twitter…?

8 May 2014

Twitter can bring you lots of useful information about the services provided by the Library, including training in ICT. Just go to @TheLibraryUoS

There are plenty of other University of Salford feeds to explore, giving information about study support through workshops, drop-ins and bookable 1-2-1 appointments. You can also find information about additional public lectures by notable figures, as well as current creative and arts, science and technology events.  Just search for ‘Salford’ in your Twitter account and see which feeds take your fancy… read more