TWITTER SEARCH: EASIEST WAY TO TRACK HASHTAGSSince a hashtag is nothing more than a character string inserted into a tweet, it’s something that you can search Twitter for. Therefore, the most basic way to track hashtags through your web browser is:Go to Twitter Search.Search for a hashtag you want to track. Include the “#” in your search query. Here’s a search for #bisphenolKeep that page open in a browser tab, and refresh it periodically to see the latest results. Or subscribe to the feed for your search in your feed reader, and check there occasionally for updates.If I plan on only following a hashtag for a short time (up to a couple of hours), I usually just track it via twitter search. But for something I want to watch from several hours to a day or more, I used a different tool…
COLUMN-BASED TRACKING TOOLSThere are many, many third-party tools for using and monitoring Twitter. Several of these allow you to set up columns to track tweets based on search terms. One that I use quite often is Tweetdeck, a very slick Adobe AIR application that runs on your computer.Tweetdeck allows you to configure up to 10 columns where you follow tweets according to criteria you specify. These can be all the people you follow on Twitter (your “friends”), or a subset of friends, or the ongoing results of a Twitter search. So if you search for #bisphenol via Tweetdeck, a column will appear showing all the latest tweets using that hashtag — and it will automatically update for you. You can add, delete, or reconfigure columns anytime you like.There are also configurable web-based Twitter tracking tools like Monitter that offer similar capabilities. Personally I prefer Tweetdeck, but that’s just a matter of preference.…So those are the bare basics for how to follow a hashtag. They’re definitely not the only options, but they’re some of the simplest. And if you want to look up what specific hashtags mean (or spread the word about a hashtag you launched or like), there are some hashtag glossaries that can help.
Introductions<br />Servitium – Viplav, Jatinder and Ashish<br />SPSU <br />Deepak, Nikhil and Pritosh (Gaming)<br />Avinash, Neeraj and Kuldip (Web 2.0 and eLearning)<br />Avinash, Yadu and Ayush (Simulations and eLearning)<br />Pravesh and Sparsh (Low cost computing for learning)<br />Contacts & Email<br />We need them updated on Ning<br />
The Internship Program<br />Main goals are:<br />To make you aware of how collaboration can be enhanced through use of state of the art tools<br />To help you research your topic<br />To apply what you have learnt to your immediate context<br />To demonstrate your learning to the SPSU and global community<br />
Schedule of Activities<br />May 7th-21st– Teams will research the three areas and prepare a 20-30 slide presentation with examples; submit the outline on May 10thas an interim deliverable<br />June 1st – teams will submit the second version of the presentation with suggested changes<br />June 4th – final presentation submission<br />June 8th – Virtual presentation by students to internship team<br />June 11th – Let us make a virtual presentation to Ashok and HoDs. <br />June 18th– Teams to come up with top ideas for implementing the concepts learnt in the actual SPSU context. This work can start from May 21 itself.<br />June 25th– These ideas need to be detailed out in terms of objective, relevance, approach, needs and visualization<br />July 2nd – Servitium will revert with the finishing touches<br />July 9th – Let us plan to have a larger presentation with faculty, admin and students. We will also need a brief presentation from faculty in-charges on what your experience and learning from this exercise was and how you can help other faculty members to adopt these approaches<br />
Our engagement<br />Use the Ning website for all conversations<br />Weekly meeting invite has been sent<br />No post/comment goes unanswered<br />Non-team members should be encouraged to join and participate<br />Create a buzz around this – posters, t-shirts,…<br />Ask questions all the time – nothing is unimportant or silly<br />There are no boundaries to what can be discussed or who can comment<br />
Tools<br />Continuously add new and relevant tools such as box.net (e.g. Technorati social bookmarking)<br />Use Twitter integration; mark all tweets with hashtag#spsuInternship; set up TweetDeck<br />Set up a feed reader – Google Reader<br />Each person contributes a blog post a week at the minimum<br />Wiki (pbWorks?) or Huddle Workspace needs to be incorporated<br />Ustream/Youtube – other kinds of media welcome<br />
Next Action Steps<br />Prepare for your exams. All the best! <br />When you finish, we will meet on May 6th<br />I will have some initial material set up for you on all 4 areas as well as a presentation template<br />Think of innovative ways to research your topic. Include surveys and interviews. <br />