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I’ve seen plenty of presentations that try to incorporate social media, polling, and other interactive tools. It’s all an effort to engage the audience and keep the conversation going. But usually these presentations don’t do it right. They say ‘mention my presentation with the XYZ hashtag’ or ‘like us on Facebook to see back-channel conversations’ and whatnot. But all of that is passive participation.
“Video without social is like peanut butter without jelly,” said Jason Thibeault, senior director of marketing strategy for Limelight Networks . “It shouldn’t happen.” Thibeault was speaking on Digital Dudes , a one-hour video webinar on December 13, hosted by NeuLion , which provides content delivery and related services for online events.
Your Twitter stream is an endless flow of information, insight, and ideas. But you’ve gotta sleep sometime. If only there was some way to quickly understand what your Twitter friends are talking about, what you’re missing, and what’s happening in the world.
26th Dec 2012 | Posted by Eko S. | No Comments
This illustration shows how researchers and students should cite tweets in academic work using the APA and the MLA styles. When Twitter launched in early 2006, it was meant to be place where people would share “what they were doing” in 140 characters or less. That quickly changed and Twitter transformed into a communication channel where people would go to discover breaking news, companies would offer customer support or share product roadmaps, celebrities connected with fans and political activists living under oppressive regimes used Twitter to reach a global audience.
Creating e-magazines and newspaper is no longer a job of only high tech guys but anyone with the rudimentary knowledge of internet surfing can now set up and run his/her own e-magazine in a matter of minutes.
Although LinkedIn gets a lot of love as a professional social media site, Twitter is a force that can’t be ignored by up-and-coming young professionals. It’s a great place to get connected and informed, and an especially good resource for growing professionally. But how exactly can you use Twitter for professional development? Check out our list to find 25 different ways. Keep your Twitter profile employer-focused : Maximize the space that you have in your profile to share a professional description of yourself. Hobbies show personality, but accomplishments and professional interests might help you land a job.
When colleagues, who know I am on Twitter, ask about it the first question is always “why?”. After expounding on the benefits that a PLN brings the next question is inevitably “who?”. The people I follow is been a rather short list – one that has changed since I began this process. Whenever I stop following someone it has only confirmed for me why I follow others. So why am I your Tweep / why do I follow you on Twitter?
How do you discover the education news and research that matters to you? Probably by curating a list of the top thought leaders, local people you want to keep track of, and a smattering of other helpful folks. But it’s not always easy to find the thought leaders from around the world you should be following. Whether you agree with what they’re saying, tweeting, or believing … their opinion matters to many. So rather than shutting out a particular point of view, consider adding some of these 50 education thought leaders curated by Online College to your stream to keep it lively and interesting! Administrators and Researchers
When I first published A List of 14 Educational Technology Tweeters to Follow , I got several emails asking me to include other names. I was not able to curate another list at that time because of my busy time schedule and also because the topics of posts I share here are pre- planned two days in advance , I find this way very practical in organizing my blogging and also time efficient. This being said, I am also open to your suggestions and please keep on your collaboration because together we can make this learning community more successful than what it is already now.
It’s a question that I have pondered over recent weeks.
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Have you ever received a "Direct Message" in Twitter with a link in it? Stop and think twice. You might not want to be clicking on it.
While I’m strongly in the camp of ‘everyone should use Twitter because we all use it in a different way,’ this humorous Twitter flowchart was just too interesting to not post. It’s basically a visualization that helps you critically think about why you should or shouldn’t use Twitter.