About @Twittering #wecf09
Blogging is when people publish their ideas for a (mostly) unknown audience in posts of any length. Micro-blogging is when people publish their ideas in a much shorter format to a known audience. The Twitter tweet (the name of each post) is 140 characters long. Just as with blogging, one cannot fully grasp the medium without engaging with it. So, we are going to engage it over the course of the semester. Each student will:
- create a Twitter account that is not anonymous (just as with academic blogs, Twitter values authenticity; you will not gain followers and people will not let you follow them without authenticity)
- create a professional bio
- add a link to Godzilla
- add a photo of yourself or something that you feel represents you in some way; the photos/images can be fun
- follow everyone in the course, @billwolff, and Writing Arts professors @debmartin and @christateston
- begin following Rowan students outside of class, such as @aharcharek, @i_am_becoming, @Kichigai, @EmilyKostic, @KtFitz, as well as former students who still Tweet often, @aheartofstars and @BBwerner
- begin following other graduate students in new media, writing, and communication studies
- follow each of the authors we read, including those in the Web 2.0 Packet
- begin following people in who share similar personal interests
- post at least 3 times per day until the last day of finals week (Dec 22, I think)
- all posts even remotely about class should be accompanied by the #wecf09 hashtag
- tweet an announcement of each of your blog posts including the link to it and #wecf09 hashtag; when tweeting be sure to use a URL shortener, such as http://j.mp.
- Please also read through the following blog posts about Twitter: How Twitter was Born, 10 Types of Tweets, The Difference Between Thin and Think Tweets, Best Use of Twitter at Conferences: Change the Context (be sure to read studies linked to off this blog post), 100+ of the Best Authors on Twitter, and 100 Professors You Should Follow and Learn from on Twitter.
- choose 1 Twitter-related app (there are hundreds) and compose 1 blog post in which you review it; be sure that your review locates the review within the goals of our blog