Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Pros & Cons of Twitter

Twitter - What are you doing?


CommonCraft "In Plain English"











Twitter4Teachers Wiki
Twitter as a News Source
Tweeting the Terror: How Social Media Reacted to Mumai




Essential Question: What is the upside and downside of Twitter?



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Essential Question: What do we gain and lose from using Twitter?


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Why Teens Don't Tweet


Something New: Tweach!
50 Ways to Use Twitter in the College Classroom

2 comments:

Dave said...

Jim -

I've got to admit. Regarding Twitter, I simply "don't get it ". It seems cultish to me.

Perhaps I live a simple lifestyle, but I truly don't care to let people know what I had for lunch, that I had a flat tire on the way to work, or any other daily nuance. And I certainly don't want to follow others that do. Call me anti-social if you must :)

I keep trying to understand this twitter thing, and still shake my head. I keep reading rave reviews of its potential use by small business techie Rich Brooks of Flyte Media (http://twitter.com/therichbrooks), but just don't see where it would work in my life. In particular, I don't DO texting with my existing phone. Too much of a hassle, and much easier to call. I find it annoying and rude when I'm out with a friend and they start texting. And the character limit just seems to make the messages more a nuisance than valuable.

I like to think I'm technologically savvy, but I'll pass on this one.

I have, however, started using LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com) to organize my business contacts. It is an excellent way to stay in touch and expand your knowledge/professional network.

Jim Burke said...

I hear you, Dave. ;)

jim