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.

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.

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Place images on the wall and make available throughout the course.

Twittering @ #MediaLit: Instructions

Not getting to “The Digital Revolution” til Thursday, but those of you familiar, please do engage. Social Media for the Scared coming up as our ice-breaker!

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 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’.

· 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!)

o #whyruhere: why are you on this course?

o #mediaexperience: are you a newbie or lots of experience

o #christianjourney: can you sum it up or give us one highlight?

o #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

· Tweets: 3 minutes each

· Circulation Time: 10 minutes

· (Slippage time: 3 mins)

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