Friday, October 03, 2008
All The World's A-Twitter
I've succumbed to Twitter.
After reading Jane Hart's article Understanding Today's Learner, I realized I'd better be walking the talk and trying out all the hot new "learning" tools.
So Wednesday, I signed up. Within minutes, I was greeted by a number of people. That sort of freaked me out and I momentarily panicked -- how do I reply back and just how did they find me so fast? (oh, yeah, I decided to "follow them" and they got an email from Twitter).
Sue Waters sent me off to a great post she'd written on getting started with Twitter.
Within 34 minutes, I was a pro. Sort of. Not a bad start-up time, if I do say so myself.
Like Tracy Hamilton, I'm enjoying the endless thought streams. I know that Karyn Romeis has a cold. That Janet Clarey and Clark Quinn were watching the vice-presidential debate last night.
I'm having fun hearing the stream of people's activities and thoughts ("ambient intimacy"), but is that all there is to it?
SoulSoup sent me a link to a post he'd worked up on Twitter for business.
It feels endless now -- all the places I need to go to keep in touch with my peeps: my phone, my email account (Outlook for work, gmail for life); Facebook; Google Reader; Twitter. I know people consolidate and slim down (Brent, for instance), but I'm not sure I'm ready for that challenge.
I'll let you know what I decide.
How 'bout you? Do you Twitter? Why? Why not?
I'm cammybean on Twitter.