Twitter is not about telling your friends what you had for breakfast. You can, but there is so much more.
It is about creating a knowledge net 140 characters at a time.
Twitter is a free microblogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based only and cannot exceed 140 characters. Log on to www.twitter.com to register.
I find that participating in Twitter conversations while attending virtual conferences is a great thing. Speakers are wise to tap into what folks are twittering about–the Backchannel.
I meet folks that are also attending. We strike up conversations, and become friends after the conference.
I don’t tweet alot; maybe once or twice a day, unless an event is going on which begs for more tweeting.
I love reading the tweets of the folks that I follow, and do learn things before I get emails from other sources.
- A True Beginner’s Guide to Getting the Most Out of Twitter (great ebook posted online by Linden A. Mueller (@xgravity23) and Sarah Austin (@sarahjoaustin).
Twitter search strategies
Using Twitter in the classroom
Special thanks to Garrett Eastman at Harvard, Joe Kraus at University of Denver, Linden A. Mueller, Sarah Austin and Heather Braum.