Twitter: connecting People and Ideas

Twitter you may not of heard about it but it is out there. You put your thoughts out there no more than 140 characters at a time. But it’s power comes in the following people with similar ideas. Currently there are 500 million individual tweets a day. Everyone can look at them but the power of the internet is to be able to search and filter these for topics. Find people sharing information you are interested in and then following them.

Following means when they tweet it comes directly to you you don’t have to look for it. If you send tweets out people may follow you also.

So for example if in the college there is only one or two teachers teaching your upper-school subject you can connect globally to other people with that content knowledge and see what the are tweeting.

Why not just stick to email you say. Twitter is not a personal communication method and it is not facebook. it is idea and thoughts shared.

Only your recipients can check your email anyone with an interest can find your thoughts on twitter. Some people never send tweets just use it to follow interesting people, but if you start putting interesting ideas out soon people will follow you.

Always remember your etiquette, you don’t go to a conference stand up in the middle of the seminar and yell out “some one Help me with….” You search out useful conversations or influential people. Listen carefully and when the opportunity arises you may offer advice to someone. After establishing your worth and credibility you may start leading discussions.


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