I’m discovering the wonders of connectivity through Twitter – that small tool where you can post 140 character messages to those who are ‘following’ you.
To begin with I had just a few ‘friends’ on Twitter and I wasn’t finding it illuminating reading constant facebook-like status updates. I knew that some people found it very useful so I persevered and went looking for further contacts in education who might have interesting things to share. Through finding links on educationists’ blogs I’m now “following” 12 twitterers (suewaters, who writes for Edublogs, suggests that around 100 is an ideal number) and am finding their ‘tweets’ to be of value. Many tweets are sharing good information, rather than the weather or what they’re watching on TV.
Now, here’s the point of this blog. While:
- I think Twitter will become an ever more powerful tool for me
- I love del.icio.us
- I have signed up to several Ning social networking sites for educationists
- I am trying to see how my class might network with several other classes internationally
… it feels like I’m moving forward on a one kilometer wide frontage, I’m wondering how I might focus my learning a little more. Guess I could do a masters. Oh yeah! I’m already enrolled.