My first experience with Twitter was 2 years ago when I was working on a film crew with an amateur production of a movie called Elindil’s secret. We used Twitter to contact each other during pre-production and production phases. It soon became a social interaction. In the past 6 months I have realised the potential of Twitter for developing networks in my professional field (elearning). By ‘following’ people from Janes list… see list here, I very quickly made friends and contacts who have been awesome networks for many reasons.
You will read in my last post, when Twitter almost made me a child predator, what some would consider a negative aspect of networking online, but I consider it to be something to learn from rather than something to stop me using Twitter. After all, I don’t stop driving a car because it might have a flat tyre!
Here are some of the things I use it for, apart from the social aspect and for keeping in contact with people:
- Sharing ideas or asking for help
- Notifying others of events and hearing about them
- Notifying others and receiving notification of new tools
- Sharing my blog post when it has been published or reading others
Just for fun, I have included the ‘Twitter love song’ for you:
More ideas for using Twitter in your Personal learning network can be seen on this slide show (thanks to Slideshare and Mike Romard):
Any other ideas you would like to share for Twitter? Go ahead… add your comments!
Great article about Twitter: Twitter is messy
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