I remember back when it first came out I was super excited for the ways it could be used, I was going to be on it 24/7 365 day of the year… If you haven’t noticed I am in no way Twitter-famous, so I’m sure you can figure out how well that went! In my position at the DOE dealing with computer science standards I have learned that many education technology experts and computer science educators use twitter more than I originally envisioned I would! Because of this I decided I was going to use Twitter as a method of communication for work, and found my old account. I made about 20 horribly pretentious posts as you might expect from a young undergrad, and for my own sanity these posts have now been removed. While I know once something is on the internet it is there forever, hopefully it be lost among the internet flotsam!
I have also discovered that while I know the general premise behind Twitter, and the way its structured, I am horribly out of date on its use. Due to this I have made it my mission to learn more about Twitter today! I want to find out who is currently using it, how they are using it, and why they are using it. I plan to look at this from a personal, professional, and educational viewpoint, and will report back on my findings in this blog.
I have also started by including a new feature on the side bar with a feed for our eme6414 hashtag. I cannot confirm or deny if I got this idea from reading Professor Dennen’s blog 😊 Starting with my blog posts tomorrow I will also start using features within WordPress that allows you to share and promote new posts to your Twitter profile.