Social Media Notes (#38) – Links for the Week of August 18 – 24

Social Media Notes

Here’s this week’s round-up of social media (& tech) news. Come by each week for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week!

  • Did you see this week’s Cat Saturday photos?! My favourites are 1, 4, 14, and 26 (this week’s edition wasn’t that great!)

Thoughts on these stories? Tweet @ me or leave a comment below!

Linda


Social Media Notes (#37) – Links for the Week of August 11 – 17

Social Media Notes

Here’s this week’s round-up of social media (& tech) news. Come by each week for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week!

  • Twitter is testing out promoted video ads, meanwhile I feel like all news organizations are trying to bombard me with video. Sometimes (most of the time) I just want to scan some text and get bits of the story quickly. I do not have time for your videos!!
  • Did you see this week’s Cat Saturday photos?! My favourites are 3, 10, 12, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 26 and 31!! Also, wow at the Meow Mix Song, lol.

Thoughts on these stories? Tweet @ me or leave a comment below!

Linda


This fall I’m teaching Twitter for Beginners!

Twitter for Beginners

Working at NAIT has presented a lot of great opportunities for me, one being that over the past year I’ve had a chance to deliver social media training for staff members. That includes some one-on-one sit-downs, advice over email or phone, and to groups of staffers. My favourite course is How to Tweet (or Twitter for Beginners). It’s a two-hour course that my supervisor Kristen had started (thank you!!) and then when she went on maternity leave after only one offering, I was so happy to take it over!

Now I’m excited to announce that I’m also getting the chance to teach Twitter for Beginners to the public! It’s much longer and more in-depth than the training staff members get (this one for the public is six hours compared to the two-hour internal one), and it’s being offered through NAIT’s Computer Training Centre.

Here’s the course overview:

There are more than 200 million active Twitter users sending out over 400 million tweets each day. Twitter has become a global town square – a very public place to find out the latest news, exchange ideas, and connect with people in real time. You can’t stop hearing about Twitter and you want to get involved but you’re just not sure where to start. Tweets, tweeps, tweetups, twooshes, retweets, hashtags, what does it all mean? How can you use it personally as well as professionally? This hands-on course will thoroughly cover the basics and beyond. In this course you will learn:

What Twitter is
Twitter terminology
How to build your profile
Who to follow and how to build your following
Twitter tips, tricks, and apps
Beyond the basics

Recommended:
Users should bring a smartphone or tablet device, and be prepared to log-on and tweet during the course.

Available sessions are:

Section E01 – Sept. 23 and Sept. 25, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Section E02 – Nov. 22, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $125

I love talking about Twitter, showing others how to use it and sharing why it’s such a fantastic social network. Whether you want to use it personally or professionally, if you’re a beginner, this course is for you! (Or perhaps you know some people who could use Twitter training ;))

Click here to register for my Twitter for Beginners course!

Space is limited so it you’re thinking about it, don’t wait too long before registering!

Linda