Sunday, March 28, 2010

Thing 21: Twitter, Tweets, and Retweets

I have been on Twitter for about a year. My name on twitter is ceceliaoconnell The main thing that I do is follow people. I realize that I need to get myself out there, but I don't even know what I would say. I do read a lot of good articles on teaching and technology and web 2.0 tools to integrate into the classroom. I guess I could start with that. I have found a plethora of information on Twitter. That is where I discovered this 23 things. At this point, I am basically reading the posts. I did do hashtags today for the first time, and I need to experiment with retweet soon. To me twitter is a great way to collaborate with other professionals. I am sure if I asked an educational question I would receive answers within a few seconds. I think it is a place for professionals to have stimulating conversations. There are always great links to see. I use Twitter in my professional life to learn more as a teacher. It is becoming part of my professional learning network. I need to post more. I do have tweetdeck, and I think it is neat how it organizes everything. Sometimes it gets annoying because it makes a sound every time someone tweets. I also have Twit Pro on my iphone. It is very basic, but it is easy to use. After reading about Tweetie, I am thinking about switching over. The bottom line is I use Twitter in my professional life but not in my personal life. I feel like I am following a great group and learning a lot. Soon I will be posting myself!


  1. Based on your blog entries, I think you have a lot to share. Put yourself out there in the Twitterverse. Tweet about the articles you read and at times use a few hashtags. That way people will find your posts. When you get some retweets, you will know you have made it!

    And you can turn off those annoying Tweetdeck noises. Check the settings button in the upper right corner.

  2. Do you check the hashtags of conferences you attend (or want to attend)??? I love Twitter in this way.