We’ve talked a lot about the boundaries between personal and professional use of social media, so I thought you would find this article interesting:
Those who use their Twitter accounts for both personal and professional purposes often find themselves wondering whether they are damaging their credibility with funny anecdotes or social tweets. According to a study published in the March issue of Learning, Media and Technology, however, the answer to that question is a resounding “no.”
Turns out that humanizing your Twitter presence makes you more credible.
Read the rest…
New report from the folks @ Pew about the demographics of Twitter users. Minority Internet users are more than twice as likely to use Twitter than are white Internet users. Another opportunity for faculty to reach out to historically/statistically (at least in the Los Rios district) underperforming students?
@JaneBozarth: Hotel lobby: Looking at real newspaper for first time in forever. It’s all news I read on Twitter yesterday. Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/JaneBozarth/status/13227779881439233 Sent via TweetDeck (www.tweetdeck.com)
Here’s a diagram I developed to demonstrate how to use a single Twitter feed + hashtags to update multiple D2L course accounts.
Presented to the Student Services Steering Council today on issues of mobile technology. Lots of good ideas in the room. Hope to help those folks with one or two great pilot projects in the spring. Here’s the presentation (PDF).