The diversification of my PLN via Twitter

A quick post to follow-up on my last blog post. In a week I have gone from having a dozen Twitter followers (nearly all classmates at UAF required to follow me for class) to 73. I’ve moved from following maybe 20 people — and never actually looking at what they post — to following 166 people carefully selected based on the content they create. (See more on my Twitter (re)Awakening here.) I went looking into the data on my Twitter Continue reading The diversification of my PLN via Twitter

My Goals for Social Media MOOC

While reading the blog of another MOOC student (Twitter: @cathleennardi; Cathleen’s Blog), it occured to me that I should document my goals for taking the MOOC in which I am currently participating, Social Media. Though I had in mind why I was interested in the course from the start, I think it’s worth articulating and sharing them here. I alluded to these goals in my original MOOC post. Initial Goals 1. See what this whole MOOC thing is all about. Continue reading My Goals for Social Media MOOC

… And then I really joined Twitter

In November 2010, I started an account on Twitter just to see what the fuss was about. I poked around a bit but ultimately decided that, though it was a tool that many found valuable, I wasn’t personally interested. Since then, I revisited Twitter a few times while at conferences using official conference and session hashtags to post and follow the conversation (but not following specific people). I did (and do) appreciate the extra dimension it added to the conference Continue reading … And then I really joined Twitter