It all began on EduCon2.0 weekend. If you could not attend the conference in Philly you could send twitters to people who were there and they could communicate for you. I really wanted to participate this way but it took me the whole weekend to figure it out. :) After that weekend I wasn't sure how it would go.
Scott gave me a quick tutorial one evening on Practical Principals. This helped clarify even more. Then I figured out how to get notifications as text messages on my phone and I was SOLD on the tool!!! I probably need to limit the number of notifications on my phone but it's still kind of fun.
Currently I am "following 25" people and only 13 people are "following me." I am still in awe of why they would follow me but it seems really neat. I hope I am contributing as much to their learning as they are to mine. Some of the people I am "following" have over 600 followers!!! What a difference they are making!! Holy cow!
Benefits for me:
- Quick links to blogs, articles, news that interests me
- If I need help with something I can send it out to my "twitter" following
- Keeps me updated with the tech world
- Something to do during boring meetings (did I just say that?)