[WORKSHOP] Engage with the Twittersphere

Do you understand what Twitter is all about, and what it's capable of? This half day practical workshop will give you insight into how Twitter can help you build relationships, both locally and further afield. Come and learn the tools and etiquette that you need to tweet effectively. Who is the course for? Anyone who wants to use Twitter. What will you learn? How Twitter is more than constant random chatter. How to set up…

Walls & Boundaries: Should live tweeting be allowed at conferences? @timeshighered

As someone who has actively promoted live-tweeting at conferences, gets a huge amount out of it (hearing others talk at same time as the speaker), and takes much of my notes (which are then Storified) - very interesting article: Live tweeting at academic conferences and at talks on campus is now commonplace - but should there be limits? Earlier this year, a heated debate broke out on (where else?) Twitter about the ethics of tweeting content…

#AdventBookClub: Day 6

The Discipline of Community: (from an interview in Liguorian Magazine, October 1992) We were not designed to live alone. Where are our circles of intimacy? Who is making you feel alive? Who says "You are a beautiful person, you are the beloved of God, don't forget it?". Not quite in those words, but I had a meeting this morning as having been in Durham for 3.5 months and my job description (which we knew was too big)…

Tweeting University VCs with @timeshighered

Really interesting post about tweeting University VCs: Scrolling through some of the 20,000 tweets made by Dominic Shellard (@DMUVC), vice-chancellor of De Montfort University, it quickly becomes clear that he is not a typical university head. "New Jack Reacher book arrives Thursday. I absolutely cannot wait!"; "Just done a gym session...chilling now in the cafe"; and "Sounds ace!" are all messages that could easily have come from an excitable fresher newly arrived on campus. But…