Heard of Twitter? People moan “about what people had for breakfast”, but Stephen Fry – it’s called Twitter, not Erudite Thoughts… and in many ways is a relationship building tool… and how often will you meet with someone (in person) and dive into e.g. The Theory of Relativity without catching up a bit first… that’s how I use Twitter!
Now. Not going ONTO Twitter itself – it’s the concept/information rather than the mechanics we’re interested in today, instead, we’re using that indispensible tool – “pen & paper”… What we produce in our version of Twitter will be available on the walls so that we can remind ourselves who people are!
So – you will get to work with 5 other people, against a timer – I have an example of mine, which I filled in in around 10 minutes! Twitter is not always about thinking in great depth about what you write, but about ‘going with the moment’. The document.
- Username (the name you’d like to be known as this week)
- Bio (160 characters only, what words can sum you up)
- All tweets = 140 characters (the dashes have been counted out!)
- #whyruhere: why are you on this course?
- #mediaexperience: are you a newbie or lots of experience
- #christianjourney: can you sum it up or give us one highlight?
- #daftfact: something which will help us remember you
So, timing? We have 40 minutes for this session, and want time to look and chat at the end… so it’s “quick & dirty” thoughts as my South African friend says! Work in pairs, as the timer goes, move onto someone else – and work together.
- Intro (above): 5 minutes. QUESTIONS?
- Username/Bio: 10 minutes per pair
- Tweets: 3 minutes per pair
- Read out Bios (around 10 minutes)
Place images on the wall and make available throughout the course.