Microblogging

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This slideshow is part of a presentation I am making on microblogging in general, Twitter in particular, and it's import for education. It explains what microblogging is, provides an overview of the popular services/platforms, describes the various clients for Twitter, and establishes the caveats and benefits of participating.

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Microblogging

  1. 1. Making Sense of Microblogging Vidya Ananthanarayanan Technorateur | Social Media Strategist | Web Designer
  2. 2. What Is Microblogging? Whaaatzzzup! Gonna try to cut a grapefruit at work with a plastic knife, Let's see how this goes. Somedays I just really love my Job. I love throwing out ideas and seeing what comes back. Ok tweeple, need your help here: When I say "microblogging (twitter)" what's the first word that comes to mind? Just the first one :-) Tks! 140
  3. 3. What Is Microblogging? Ambient Intimacy Social Proprioception Connections Instantaneous Social Knowing Relationships External Brain Constructive Timewaster
  4. 4. Microblogging Is… <ul><li>What am I doing right now? </li></ul><ul><li>What has got my attention right now? </li></ul><ul><li>What am I feeling right now? </li></ul><ul><li>Where am I right now? </li></ul><ul><li>What am I thinking right now? </li></ul><ul><li>Expressed in 140 characters or less! </li></ul>
  5. 5. How/Where Do I Begin? Source: http://twitter.com Source: http://pownce.com Source: http://jaiku..com Source: http://www.blahblahtech.com/2008/06/what-is-plurk.html
  6. 6. Microblogging With Twitter Source: http://tapulous.com/twinkle/ Source: http://www.tweetdeck.com/beta/ SMS IM Firefox Extenstions
  7. 7. What’s The Point? Connect to groundswell Generate instant feedback Broaden/deepen learning experience Promote focused, concise reflection Extend conversations. Widen network Share. Learn. Grow.
  8. 8. Caveats? Spam! Privacy Time intensive Addictive? Reliability TMI (Too Much Information)
  9. 9. Is It Worth It? The only way to find out is to get in there and play!
  10. 10. Contact Info Connect with me at: [email_address] AIM: mapetite1369 Y!: mapetite_1997 Skype: mapetite13 Twitter: mapetite

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