“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.”