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Lab%202%20-%20Twitter%20Lab - IST 195 Student Guide for...

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IST 195 – Student Guide for Laboratory Session 2 Student Handout – IST 195 Lab Session 2 Title of lab: Twitter Introduction: Though Twitter is a new service on the Internet, its impact and reach have proven to be monumental. With the advent of its product offering, microblogging, Twitter has changed the way that users interact with social networking and web2.0 sites. Microblogging is a service that allows a subscriber broadcast a short message (140 characters) to other subscribers of the service. People broadcast what is on their mind, businesses broadcast coupon codes, and service inquires. In this lab we will sign up for Twitter, learn how to broadcast your short message (tweet), how to search and follow other subscribers, how to follow/create trending, how to send direct messages, and how to embed a short URL in a tweet. To complete the lab, please follow these steps:
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IST 195 – Student Guide for Laboratory Session 2 Twitter: Basic Lab (8 points) I. Signing up for Twitter If you already have a Twitter account, please feel free to skip to section II. 1. Go to http://twitter.com and select ‘Sign Up’ 2. Fill in the requested information with your own unique username, etc. as shown below: 3. Enter the security word and select “Finish”.
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IST 195 – Student Guide for Laboratory Session 2 4. Once your account is created, you’ll be directed to the “Find Sources that interest you” pages. There are 3 separate sections to this part of the sign-up process. Note: You don’t have to complete any of these steps if you don’t want to. a. “Browse Suggestions”: You can select one or more categories that might be of interest to you. When done with this section, select the “Next step: friends” link. b. “Find your friends”: You can import your contacts from your Gmail, Yahoo or AOL email accounts to see if they have Twitter accounts. When done with this section, select the “Next step: search” link. Note: If you need to return to the previous section, you can select the “Previous step: suggestions” link at the bottom of the page.
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IST 195 – Student Guide for Laboratory Session 2 c. “Search for anyone”: This next step allows you to add other Twitter users that may be of interest to you. Most of these are major brands and/or celebrities. When done with this section, select the “Next step: You’re done!” link. Note: If you need to return to the previous section, you can select the “Previous step: friends” link at the bottom of the page. II. What’s happening? “What’s happening?” is what Twitter is all about! That is the question that it asks and the users answer it. They could be talking about their brand, something they see outside, a promotion… anything! Tweets are limited to 140 characters or less. Welcome to microblogging.
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IST 195 – Student Guide for Laboratory Session 2 1. So answer the question, what’s happening, by typing it into the box, and then select ‘Tweet”: You’ll now see that it has been updated and put into your feed, just like this:
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