Thinking about Twitter?
Here are some random thoughts:
E-Mail is for Old People (see how much has changed since this 1996 Chronicle of Higher Education piece came out – published just as Twitter was being birthed)
7 Things you should know about Twitter from Educause
Big Juicy Twitter Guide (online) – if you want to jump in but prefer to read a bit first. Marketing oreintation but has good explanatory visuals and concise tips
An excellent article if you are new to the picture. Directed to health librarians but relevant to all:
Twitter: an introduction to microblogging for health librarians. Dean Giustini, Mary-Doug Wright. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association, Vol. 30, No. 1. (Winter 2009), pp. 11-17.
Could you use Twitter in your classroom to assess your teaching? – some ideas to modify here (A nod to the Skiba article below)
Examples of Twitter use in health care:
CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response Many found breaking information on H1N1 via Twitter before traditional news channels
1o reasons why I use twitter by ScienceRoll’s Bertalan Meskó
and other possibilities:
Thanks to Dr. Bob as well as Diane Skiba’s article – “Nursing Education 2.0: Twitter & Tweets” (2008 Nursing Education Perspectives 29(2): 110-112) for getting me thinking more about this.