[Coral-List] Seminar Today - Twitter 101: Part One of Series Exploring Social Media Tools

Tracy Gill tracy.gill at noaa.gov
Wed Jun 8 08:11:15 EDT 2011

*                    * * NOAA's National Ocean Service Seminar Series ** *

*Twitter 101: Part One of Series Exploring Social Media Tools*

*Date/Time: *_Today_, June 8, 2011, 12:00 -- 1:00 ETZ, Seminar starts at 
Location:* NOAA, SSMC-4 
Room 8150, 1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD
_Free webex connection for up to 50 people is available; see info below._

*Sponsors:* The NOS Seminar Series and the NOS Communications and 
Education Division <http://oceanservice.noaa.gov>

*Speaker:* Emily Crum, Chief, Communications and Content Services Branch;
                NOS Communications and Education Division

*Abstract: *Twitter, a microblogging service that allows users to send 
short updates to "followers," is one of several social media tools 
approved for use by the Department of Commerce (DOC) and thus is 
available for use by NOAA. This presentation will take a closer look at 
Twitter--what it is (and is not) and who is using it (and how). We'll 
look at Twitter as a communications and marketing tool and ways that you 
can evaluate whether or not it is an appropriate and necessary tool for 
your office. I will provide an overview of what is required for you to 
get an 'official' DOC-sanctioned Twitter account and what is required 
(in terms of policy and resources) to maintain an account. Finally, I'll 
give you a few tips/insights into what seems to work best for the 
National Ocean Service Twitter account (http://twitter.com/usoceangov), 
which is currently over 25,000 followers strong.

This will be the first in a series of presentations exploring the social 
media tools that the National Ocean Service is currently using; future 
presentations will cover Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube.

*Remote Access: *Presentations are available remotely via a combination 
of phone (US only) & webcast. Remote access is limited to 50 connections 
on a first-come-first served basis.

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7028688 followed by the # sign. Please use your phone's mute button (*6 
toggles on or off) during the presentation until you are ready to ask 
questions.  The phone conference does not start until about five minutes 
before the seminar.

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*Questions?/:/*Contact Tracy Gill at tracy.gill at noaa.gov_before 11:30 
<mailto:tracy.gill at noaa.gov?subject=OneNOAA%20Science%20Seminar%20Series>, 
or, within 5 minutes of the seminar start, call the toll free number 
above and she will try to answer your questions.

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