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Day 10 of #LivUni10DoT: Exploring Twitter for Learning, Teaching and Research

Our last day! Hopefully by now you are comfortable with Twitter basics and have explored a couple of tools and approaches to organising and curating content.
Whilst not exhaustive, there is a lot in today’s post so don’t worry about clicking every link in one sitting. Use Day 10 as a reference point throughout what will hopefully be your long and fruitful relationship with Twitter!

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Day 8 of #LivUni10DoT: Using Lists & Tweetchats Revisited

Over the last 7 days, you may have found that as you continue to use Twitter, you come across more and more interesting people to follow, and your following also grows exponentially. Keeping track of them all can be a challenge, and sometimes you will want to focus on certain groups of them over others, or check in on some people only sporadically. This is hard to do in the undifferentiated stream of tweets on your Twitter feed, where they are all mixed in together. Fortunately, there are ways to split up your Twitter stream and group the people you follow into separate streams, so you can keep an eye on their tweets as it suits you.

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Day 7 of #LivUni10DoT: Hashtags & Trends

Hashtags (using the # symbol) is where Twitter really gets interesting. Today is therefore a little more complex than usual, apologies! The hashtag is, like the @message, a feature that was developed by users of Twitter, and was taken up and integrated by the platform as it was so useful.

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Day 6 of #LivUni10DoT: Retweeting

You’ve sent a few tweets over the last five days – hopefully you’ve found plenty in your everyday routine as an academic which would be of interest to others, whether they are your Liverpool colleagues, peers in your field, other professions within or beyond Higher Education such as policy, journalism or publishing, or to the general public.

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Day 5 of #LivUni10DoT: Tweeting URLs & Media

You can’t say a lot in 140 characters – but you can link to other places on the web where a topic can be discussed at greater length, perhaps in an article or blog post. Maybe you’ve seen a new publication, item of news or a webpage you want to comment on or pass on to your followers. Perhaps you’ve just posted something on a blog or website, uploaded a resource or published an article and you want to encourage people to have a look.

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Day 4 of #LivUni10DoT: Sending @Replies, Mentions and Direct Messaging

You’ve sent some tweets, followed people and hopefully gained some followers of your own. Some people prefer to listen more than they tweet, which is fine – the only thing to consider is, the more you say about your interests and interact with others, the more people will know what kind of information might be useful to you, and direct relevant things your way. It’s a way of fine-tuning your twitter feed as well as providing useful information to others.