This Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, marks the first day of this year’s ACC Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla. ACC’s Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of in-house counsel and the best value in corporate legal education. Throughout the course of the meeting, attendees can earn a year’s worth of CLE/CPD credit, exchange ideas with peers during more than 30 hours of networking events, and gather information from more than 100 law firms and legal service providers. With over 3,000 total attendees, we want to help you stay connected online. Become a part of the conversation by following @ACCinhouse on Twitter and following hashtag #ACCAM12.
Unfamiliar with the terms “follow”and “hashtag”? Join us for a review of some of the basics of Twitter. On Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 10AM (EST), ACC’s Social Media Director, Zenneia McLendon, will host a one-hour Twitter Education seminar at the ACC booth. If you can’t attend, or just can’t wait until Tuesday, here is a quick Q&A Twitter crash course.
#ACCAM12 Twitter Education Q & A
Q: What is Twitter?
A: Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest information about what you find interesting. Simply find the public streams you find most compelling and follow the conversations.
Q: How is Twitter useful?
A: Messages from users you choose to follow will show up on your homepage for you to read. It’s like being delivered a newspaper whose headlines you’ll always find interesting — you can discover news as it’s happening, learn more about topics that are important to you, and get the inside scoop in real time.
Q: Do I have to join Twitter to see what users are saying?
A: No. You don’t have to build a webpage to surf the web and you don’t have to tweet to enjoy Twitter. Unless the user chooses to deem their tweets/page “private,” which only their approved followers can view, all streams are public, including ACC’s @ACCinhouse.
Q: Why join Twitter?
A: Twitter provides unlimited access to user generated and shared information. (Including information from thought leaders in your industry!)
• Follow: To follow someone on Twitter is to subscribe to their Tweets or updates on the site.
• Follower: A follower is another Twitter user who has followed you.
• At messaging “@”: The @ sign is used to call out a person/company using their username in a tweets. When a username is preceded by the @ sign, it becomes a link to that Twitter profile.
• Direct Message: Also called a DM or simply a “message,” these Tweets are private between the sender and recipient.
• Handle: A user’s “Twitter handle” is the username they have selected and the accompanying URL. (e.g., @ACCinhouse, www.twitter.com/ACCinhouse)
• Hashtag: The # symbol is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It also aids in searching and categorizing. Twitter hashtags are searchable (e.g., Go to Google.com and insert ‘#ACCAM12’)
• Retweet “RT”: A Retweet is a Tweet by another user that has been resent by someone. Retweets are often used to spread news or share valuable findings on Twitter.
If you can’t attend this year’s annual meeting in person, participate online via live webcasts! For more information, visit: www.acc.com/education/am12/program/webcasts.cfm. To check out all of ACC’s social media events at this year’s annual meeting, visit ACC’s Facebook page.