“The easiest way to make sense of microblogging is give it a go! It’s not for everyone, but the majority of people who use it as part of their working practice report that they find it beneficial. Different people adopt different practices. Additionally they tend to adapt their practice at different times, locations and as their network grows.”

The above video is one a series produced  by JISC ‘Web2practice‘:

“Thinking of using web2tools for research, administration or teaching? Make a quick start with the web2practice user guides.

The web2practice guides explain how emergent web technologies like RSS, microblogging and social media can enhance your working practice.

Each guide consists of a short animated video explaining the key concepts, supported by a more in-depth printable overview of the topic, covering the  potential uses, risks and how to get started. The guides and the resources used to create them can be downloaded, modified and shared under a creative commons licence.”

4 Responses

  1. Very true. Everyone I have ‘introduced’ to Twitter and micro-blogging has had the same information … you need to realise a purpose to the network. For me it is about education, pedagogy, and technology. For someone else it might be about business tax research. For someone else it could be forensic science and archaeology.

    Each of us has a different reason for wanting information. Find yours and micro-blogging will make sense.

  2. Yes, I nearly gave up several times in the first 2-3 months for Twitter, then started to realise the value, especially in building an academic profile in my areas of interest (history, media studies & e-learning), and now plan to pass on some of my findings to interested academics, and we’ll see where it goes from there…

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