Mashable defines it nicely: “A social networking service is an online service, platform, or site that focuses on facilitating the building of social networks or social relations among people who, for example, share interests, activities, backgrounds, or real-life connections.”
In this sense what Twitter represents is a Stream.. “ only things that are happening now are what matters” (Gruzd et al, 2011)
This makes twitter an ideal forum for real-time discussion – hence the growing prevalence of twitter chats
So you are tapping into a really active local community in Ireland – real value for networking. Ireland loves Twitter!
#Don’t #overuse #them (<3 per tweet) Join an existing conversation if possible Check it’s not already in use Be obvious and consistent! #ff : quality not quantity
Tweet your Heart Out
tweet your outmichelle dalton@mishdalton@libfocus #npdi2013
is your twitter temperature cool? warm? hot? …and why?
Technology Trigger to Trough of Disillusionment Gartner’s technology hype cycle
Slope of Enlightenment (Twitter pruning)Be selective: invest some time and effort in refining the list ofpeople you followPlateau of Productivity (Tweet V ReTweet)Curate more than you create - your twitter stream canbecome an incredibly relevant and personalised sourceRemember:Twitter is a stream, you don’t have to catch everything!Source:Twitter evolution (or how I learned to stop following and love the retweet)http://www.libfocus.com