Twitter – a ‘what’s it all about’ workshop for staff and research students who teach
Twitter workshop handout [PDF] (last updated: 22 June 09)
Repeating sessions for Goldsmiths people facilitated by Mira Vogel: Tue 3rd and Wed 11th March, 13:00-14:30, Warmington Tower 307.
After a slow beginning there has been a recent surge of interest in Twitter – the ‘micro-blogging’ site which limits each post to 140 characters. A recent milestone in the mainstreaming of Twitter was the offer of up to £160k for a government job referred to by some as a “Twittercrat”. Another was the hugely momentous aftermath of the Iranian elections, where Twitter was heavily used by Iranian reformists to exercise freedom of political expression.
As-it-happens reporting from events, research updates, questions, ‘social proprioception’ – I’ve excerpted some comment on Twitter from educators, educationalists and pundits – but there isn’t, and won’t be, a fixed determined way of using Twitter here. It’s up to you.
In this 90 minute hands-on workshop, you will:
- get a brief history of Twitter
- set up a Twitter account
- post ‘tweets’ (updates) including links and responses, and including via phone
- ‘follow’ other Twitter users
- consider actual and potential uses in academia
- consider tools and approaches to making sense of the noise
- (if time or inclination)
- look at some other software and how it can turbo-charge Twitter, including ‘Twitter this’ buttons on blog posts
- find out how to funnel your existing blog to Twitter
To book a place on this workshop please use the sign-up form (for a fixed period) or contact email@example.com / x7298. There are 6 places on each – if there’s interest we’ll schedule others.
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