Twitter


What is Twitter? Twitter, as defined by Wikipedia "is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send "updates" (text-based posts, up to 140 characters long) via SMS, instant messaging, email, the Twitter website, or an application such as Twitterrific" (Wikipedia, 2007, ΒΆ1, pg. 1).

It's also a lot of fun. Ever since I have discovered Twitter, I have felt as if I have a group of colleagues just down the hall from me who are willing to share and collaborate with me, no matter whether they are in California or China. David Warlick has posted some thoughtful discussions on his blog about the possible uses of Twitter with students.

Twitteresque discussion session in New Orleans by David Warlick
Twitter in the Classroom? by David Warlick

Another great article, "Making Your Presence Known, by Tim Lauer in ISTE's Learning & Leading with Technology talks about both Twitter and Jaiku.

A wonderful twitter resource for librarians that was posted by John Pederson in my twitter is blogged here .

Here is an example of a twitter conversation held August 12, 2007. Must read from the bottom up.

What are we doing?

David Warlick
David Warlick

dwarlick Just back from seeing Stardust -- fun movie : Love evening walks to and from the theater with Brenda... about 2 hours ago from twitterrific
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Tina Steele
Tina Steele

mstina @ijohnpederson - the last section looks complicated, but I may give it a try when I have time. about 2 hours ago from web in reply to ijohnpederson
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Tina Steele
Tina Steele

mstina @ijohnpederson I will check it out. I may link to it in the new wiki I'm working on right now. Thank you! :) about 2 hours ago from web in reply to ijohnpederson
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John Pederson
John Pederson

ijohnpederson I rebuilt my del.icio.us tutorial in wikispaces. Please steal it. http://tinyurl.com/2gpba6 about 2 hours ago from twitterrific
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Jeff
Jeff

PsyProf Ate way too much food today. Off to bed. Get to meet new freshmen tomorrow. about 2 hours ago from web
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Tina Steele
Tina Steele

mstina Have worked ALL weekend on this presentation...sigh... about 4 hours ago from web
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John Pederson
John Pederson

ijohnpederson ... that feeling of a clean garage. about 4 hours ago from twitterrific
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Durff
Durff

Durff EdTechWeekly on the air now at http://worldbridges.net/chat about 5 hours ago from web
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