WHAT WE WILL COVER TODAY…• Twitter Myths Busted• What is Twitter…• But why? What‟s In It For Me?• Translating Twitter• Give Me a Bit of Twitter Action…• Follow Me…Follow You… Follow Who…• Wish You Were Here…The Back Channel• Your Mission Should You Choose to Accept
A WARM UP ACTIVITY… Nice to meet you in person finally!
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT TWITTER? No-one is I’ve got nothinginterested in what I to say! had for breakfast! I don’t knowIt’s a waste of my anyone on Twitter! time! It’s for young people! There’s no real purpose for it
WHAT IS TWITTER…Read More:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter Graphic: Google Images – labelled for reuse
SO WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME? “Legend in her own Lunchbox” My Personal Story about Twitter http://youtu.be/vzd7q0BkBN8 Image by umjanedoan http://www.flickr.com/photos/umjanedoan/497411169/
TRANSLATING TWITTER PROFILE Profil e Twitter Handle Twitter Feed
BUILDING A VOICE – RETWEET, REPLY AND REACT• # Hashtag • A hash tag is a way to search for tweets on a particular topic. Eg. If you search on #litigation you see a list of tweets for this topic • Through hash tags you can follow conferences, talks, events, live tweet chats for your professional development eg #TedXMelb #LearnX #CPA12• @ (The At symbol) • I prefer to think about it as „To‟ - @activatelearn is a direct reply to ActivateLearn (ie – me!)• RT • Retweet: Like what someone mentioned? Do you want to spread it? Retweet it.• Mention • The @ is mentioned in the body of the tweet and shows up in your Mention tab. So someone has mentioned you in their tweet and you get a „notification‟ of it… LET’S SEE THESE IN CONTEXT…
GIVE ME A BIT OF TWITTER ACTION• Use your real name (or other name)• One email address that you can access from your phone here (as you‟ll need to confirm)• Create a one line bio• Brand your Twitter page• Sometime later, insert your profile pic – no eggheads allowed!• Share your Twitter names out loud and let‟s follow each other• Send your first tweet and add #myfirsttweet
FOLLOW ME…FOLLOW YOU…FOLLOW WHO?As a start...FOLLOW EACH OTHER!And then…• @C4LPT – Jane Hart• @hjarche – Harold Jarche• @charlesjennings – Charles Jennings• @jaycross – Jay Cross• @DonaldClark – Donald Clark• @Quinnovator – Clark Quinn• @LrnDDave – David KellyThen look at who they follow, view their conversation threads andif you get value out of the conversation then follow them too!
WISH YOU WEREHERE… In this recent Learning Technologies Conference UK, some people weretweeting, sharing links and photos of the presentations… THE BACKCHANNEL #LTUK13 [Conference] #T4S3 [Session Number]…and people globally were getting in on the conversation. It was like…you were there!
“I am a huge proponent of backchannel learning.There are many conferences I would love to beable to attend, but my budget can onlyaccommodate one or two each year. Thebackchannel is an excellent resource for learningfrom a conference or event that you are unable toattend in-person.I find collecting and reviewing backchannelresources to be a valuable learning experience forme, even when I am attending a conference inperson. Sharing these collections on this blog hasshown that others find value in the collections aswell” - David Kelly Misadventures in Learning Image by debs http://www.flickr.com/photos/debschultz/528230215//
YOUR CHALLENGE SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPTIT… • Change your egg head profile with a photo or avatar • Participate in a #lrnchat this Friday (or any Friday) at 11:00am for one hour • Retweet something related to Learning and Development • Respond to a tweet to keep conversation going • Follow someone new in Learning & Development • Respond to someone #myfirsttweet and welcome them to Twitter • Tweet (or take a pic) the world what you‟re working on (don‟t forget the hash tag #lunchlearn101) • Explore David Kelly‟s blog: Misadventures in Learning >Curated Backchannels