I like Twitter but I don’t love it. I think when used properly, Twitter can be great but I think some people use it for good and not evil. I got my first Twitter account four years ago. I thought I was so interesting and had so much to say. I was sure that people would find what I would say fascinating. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I didn’t know how to efficiently use Twitter. The following were tweets that I wrote.
There are so many things wrong with those Tweets. First of all, I didn’t use hashtags and when I did you use them I didn’t use them well. I used hashtags that nobody would ever use or look up. Second of all, many of the things I was tweeting about wouldn’t spark conversation. This went on for about a year and now I really only use Twitter for information on my favorite sports teams (I follow things like the Dallas Cowboys, NFL, NFL beat writers and writers for the Dallas Cowboys).
I used Twitter in ECMP355 and I then understood how to use Twitter a lot more efficiently but I still didn’t use it often. For the most part, except ECS 300, I took a hiatus from Twitter until I started ECMP455. I really enjoyed the #ecmpchat we had last week. I had such a great time talking to different educators about their thoughts on different topics. I had so much fun I participated in a chat right after class with the hashtag #kidsdeserveit. It was such a fun time!! I am starting to learn the ways of Twitter.
In this tweet, I am using a relevant hashtag, talking about a topic that might spark conversation and using most of the 140 character limit provided. I have grown so much since my previous tweets!
I can see all the upsides to using Twitter. Connecting, collaborating, seeking new lessons and sharing ideas. Like I said at the beginning: I like Twitter, but I don’t love it. I like it more now that I know how to actually use Twitter properly but I don’t know that I’d use it on a daily basis. The Twitter chats I’ve had are a lot of fun though and I plan on doing many more!