I'm jumping in to Twitter

Thursday, March 13, 2008 | | 4 comments »

Okay, I'm not sure how this is all going to play out, but if I have any intentions of figuring out a way to use this with students, I better learn it myself first.

I'm jumping on the Twitter bandwagon - user name "imcguy" If you tweet, please follow me. I have no idea where I might lead you, but if we're are lucky, it will be to a place where we can all learn something new. I currently have 6 people I'm following, Steve Denbo, Darren Draper, Bud the Teacher, Jen Wagner, David Jakes, and David Warlick. These are people who write great blogs (if you're not reading their blogs, you're missing out) and I noticed they discuss their use of Twitter quite a bit.

Through blogs I've read, people seem to learn quite a bit via Twitter. However, there's also been some discussion about the impact Twitter has on blogging.

I wonder how many people are using Twitter with their computers vs. cell phones. Talk about being connected! As a teacher, I'm not sure having messages sent to my iPhone is the way to go because I'm busy with students all day, but if I was at a conference or something like that, I can see a value. If you are using Twitter, are you receiving your messages on a mobile phone? I'm not going to go that route, at least not until I get a better hang of Twitter and if I'm find it valuable.

Until then, let me know if you're using Twitter so I can follow you - and please follow me. At this point, I'm the only person on my train and it's going to get a little boring unless my network grows. I'm in this to learn - please help me!

4 comments

  1. Jennifer // March 13, 2008 at 5:42 PM  

    Hello and welcome to the wonderful world of Twitter!!

    Your list will grow and I do suggest that you look at each of the names you listed and see who they might all follow -- that will give you an idea of names to add to your list.

    Thank you for the kind words about my blog -- I enjoy writing -- and I am pleased you enjoy reading.

    Remember the day you said you only have a few that you follow on twitter -- LOL. Within weeks, I bet you will have 50.

    Jen Wagner

  2. IMC Guy // March 14, 2008 at 9:36 AM  

    Thanks for the comments. I hope things don't grow to the point that I'm overwhelmed!

  3. Darren Draper // March 14, 2008 at 1:41 PM  

    Just take it all in stride. I have Twitter up all of the time (I use Twitterific on the Mac and Twhirl on the PC) but don't feel forced into constantly participating.

    Welcome aboard.

  4. Joel // March 15, 2008 at 8:23 AM  

    Hey, I added you. I just recently entered the twittersphere myself last week.

    I don't have it sent to my cell, nor do I have a twitter client. I'm really not wanting to get sucked into that whole thing.

    I went through and did a search for everyone who has posted a comment on my blog and added them. I added the widget to my sidebar.

    It's all right. I've noticed that some people seem to have nothing at all to do, but I think it may be because it's spring break. We'll give it a few more weeks and see where it goes...

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