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NENG 241 Written Communication: LinkedIn Learning (Twitter)


What is LinkedIn Learning?

LinkedIn Learning is a database for the RIT community that offers tutorials on a wide variety of topics, including how to create a Twitter account. Many of the tutorials are captioned.You can access this resource 24/7 from anywhere in the world. After you log in with your username and password, do a search for Twitter. Log in or create a Twitter account. Customize your Twitter profile. Check out this Twitter guide for more information, research, and how to do more with Twitter in Education.

Search Twitter

Anyone, with or without a Twitter account, can use Twitter Search or Advanced Twitter Search -Twitter Search is a powerful tool! (Note: the Twitter search interface is very different on a mobile device and Advanced Twitter Search is not available on mobile.) Try Twitter's advanced search to limit by language, people, and places to follow an account. Now can search as far back as 2006 to present.

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know You Could Do With #Twitter Search

Twitter lists

Lists are a useful way of finding others with similar interests. This example is a list of history researchers - see if you can find lists relevant to your field.

Twitter Citations

A quick, easy, and free citation generator that converts Tweets into, properly formatted MLA and APA, citations. Paste a link to the Tweet you want to cite in the field below, click 'Go', and you're on your way!

MLA Citation Style:  

Example: Gibson, William (GreatDismal). "Finally read a bit about Mr. Robot. How on earth did someone not manage to stop them using that title?" 20 July 2015, 10:32 p.m. Tweet.

APA Citation Style:  see APA Quick Answers

Example: Gibson, W. [GreatDismal]. (2015, July 20). Finally read a bit about Mr. Robot. How on earth did someone not manage to stop them using that title? [Tweet]. Retrieved from http://twitter.com/GreatDismal/status/623319630115766272


Getting started with Twitter

Twitter Apps

Archive My Tweets
This app developed by Andrew M. Whalen, lets you save your tweets.

Twitter Activity Dashboard
To access your Tweet activity:
On desktop, visit analytics.twitter.com and click on Tweets.
On mobile, tap one of your Tweets to get to the Tweet detail, then tap View Tweet activity. Make sure you have installed the latest version of Twitter for iPhone or Twitter for Android.

Twitter Terminology

  • Terminology
    • Retweet (RT)
      • Retweeting is a way to share another users’ message (tweet) by replicating their tweet to your followers and on your timeline.
    • Hashtag (#)
      • The # followed by words is used to mark keywords in a tweet
    • Favorite
      • The favourite is used to mark a tweet that you might want to look at again later, or show your approval of.
    • @ Replies and Mentions           
      • The @ symbol followed by a username is a way to reply to users. It also creates a link to that user’s profile. They are notified when you use the @ and their username.

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