Social Media for Technologists
Or how to create your online presence without really trying
I don't plan to try to talk you into trying social media
I'm assuming you've heard arguments from other sources, and hoping you might be interested but may not be sure how to start
But I may throw in an editorial comment here and there
Which Ones? ●
Easiest to start
Mix of business and fun
Twitter Messages ●
All 140 characters
Can include links –
And links are normally shortened
Can include picture in a way
Unit of connection is a follow
Follows are uni directional – –
If you follow me that does not say I follow you I have to follow you as a separate action.
Unstructured, ad-hoc, by convention
What do I Tweet About?!? â—?
If you would tell a friend about article, tweet it
The Twitter Breakfast Syndrome â€œI don't want to be on Twitter because I don't care what people had for breakfastâ€? I have the solution for you...
DON'T FOLLOW PEOPLE WHO TWEET ABOUT BREAKFAST!
Other Notes ●
You don't have to read everything every day – –
Consider like reading a paper or browsing news You peek every once in a while and just see what catches your eye.
Twitter: Who to Follow @ shanselman Scott Hanselman @ BrentO Brent Ozar
Twitter: Locals @ Jorriss - Richie @ cecilphillip @ wildturtle21 - Sam Abraham @ dvee81 - Dave Nicolas @ dotNetMiami
Very business oriented –
More about work connections and networking for work thank fun.
Expected, like cards and resumes –
Bad not to have
Me Alberto (Al) Santaballa @ asantaballa http://about.me/asantaballa