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Chris Bell

Horton Hears a Tweet (EDUCAUSE Quarterly) | EDUCAUSE - 6 views

  • Although there are many definitions of student engagement, we see it as the time and energy students devote to educationally purposeful activities and the extent to which the university encourages students to participate in activities that lead to their academic success.
  • With Twitter, as with all social-networking tools, the value of the experience hinges on three things: (1) who you are connected to and with; (2) how frequently you participate; and (3) how conscientious you are about contributing value to the community. Therefore, to establish relevance and to make sure students got off to a good start, we took the following steps:
    "Because social-networking tools are forums for personalized, socially focused conversations, the communities that spring from these tools are person/people-centered. As Porter explained, this person/people-centeredness results in the value of participation being opaque for anyone who is not participating. To address this problem, we made sure that students who chose not to participate (because the value of participation is opaque for them) had access to our tweets by incorporating an RSS feed-like Twitter widget in our LMS. (See Figure 5.) Many widgets like these can be found online, although we should note that this particular widget has limitations. As seen in the example in Figure 5, the widget only displays Joni's posts, not the back-and-forth exchanges between her and members of her network. Students might incorrectly assume that the interaction is one-sided and less than dynamic. Besides keeping students apprised of the resources we shared via Twitter, however, this widget allowed them to vicariously discover Twitter's value. Some students later chose to join us in Twitter because they had a better understanding of what they were getting into because its value was less opaque. Ultimately, we found that Twitter helped us achieve our student-engagement objective, but we also quickly discovered that students' Twitter participation led to other notable instructional outcomes."
Phil Slade

Automatic translation of TAGS Twitter archives using Google Apps Script 'Language' serv... - 0 views

    "That was a really handy and timely hack - thanks Martin…:-) PS Makes me wonder if a real time translated backchannel stream might be a handy value add for international confs? After all, it's pointless more than one person in a conf doing the tweet translation if the result itself can be streamed?"
Vicki Davis

Be Better at Twitter: The Definitive, Data-Driven Guide - Megan Garber - Technology - T... - 4 views

  •  "The Twitter ecosystem values learning about new content," the study notes -- so new info, it seems, is new info, regardless of who provides it.
  • And sharing your own work conveys excitement about that work -- which means that self-promotion, rather than being a Twitter turn-off, can actually be an added value.
    Excellent article about the research from several researchers about Tweets that are compelling and those that are turn-offs. This and the original research are both great reads. I thought it funny that people particularly hate foursquare check ins mentioned through Twitter, so unlink that account or lose followers! "One piece of advice: Nix the "sandwich tweets." People do not care what you are eating for lunch. (Specifically: "Sorry, but I don't care what people are eating," "too much personal info," "He moans about this ALL THE TIME. Seriously.") Twitter, as a communications platform, has evolved beyond nascent Twttr's charmingly mundane updates ("cleaning my apartment"; "hungry") and into something more crowd-conscious and curatorial. Though Twitter won't necessarily replace traditional news, it increasingly functions as a real-time newswire, disseminating and amplifying information gathered from the world and the web.
avivajazz  jazzaviva

SocialText Joins Corporate Twitter Trend - 0 views

    We've delivered social messaging in a way that delivers an integrated value proposition, which will take us into different use cases than just having a room where people can have conversations," Socialtext founder Ross Mayfield said in an interview.
Anil Das

Retweetist - 0 views

    If you find yourself copying other people's Twitter messages and reposting them with such codes as "retweet" or "RT", you may be a Retweetist. Don't worry, you are not alone. In fact so many people are RT'ing that we can use this to see what are some of the most valued topics out there. Be a Retweetist today and retweet about it!
avivajazz  jazzaviva

Topify | An Essential Twitter Timesaver - 0 views

    Topify, a simple but powerful tool, saves a lot of time and energy when replying to direct messages and responding to new followers. Topify also has an added value in detecting spam followers.
Valerie B.

TweetBrain: What is your question? - 0 views

    TweetBrain is a crowdsourcing service powered by the Twitter community. It enables you to get a best answer to your question rapidly, and show your value to others well beyond your followers.
Valerie B.

Mixero - 0 views

    The new generation Twitter client for people who value their time and are tired of information noise.
Andrew Long

Link by Link - Refining the Twitter Explosion With GPS | NYTimes - 3 views

    Short discussion of the value of proposed new geolocation features of Twitter.
J Phil Glockner

Have noticed the thumbs up ? - 417 views

Great idea, Maggie! This should make participating in Diigo groups much more useful for me. Maggie Tsai wrote: > Thumb up is a group bookmark feature that we're experimenting. We're still ev...


Janos Haits

Visibli: Giving your links more value - 5 views

    Track each shared link in real-time, and find out which ones are being clicked on across Facebook and Twitter using our social analytics in real-time
Gianto Widianto

Tips on Facebook, crowd sourcing and Twitter for journalists « Save the Media - 0 views

  • Crowd sourcing: If you have no idea what crowd sourcing is or how it could work for journalists, you must read this post on Beat Blogging. The post gives simple examples where journalists are asking readers for story ideas or for their opinions. For example, the post showcases a Sacramento Bee reporter using his blog to crowd source opinions on what it’s like to be back after being furloughed because of California state budget constraints. We used to just call this good reporting.
  • Tweeting news: If you’re skeptical of the value of Twitter to news organizations, read this post. It explains how the news of the fatal plane crash this week in Buffalo spread through Twitter with frequent updates. Twitter gives a blow by blow witness description of the crash that you couldn’t get from a traditional news source until much later. Why wouldn’t newspapers want to be able to break news in this immediate way?
Rudy Godoy

Why Brands ABSOLUTELY DO Belong on Twitter - 0 views

  • he follows so many people because he thinks of Twitter as the new phone company
  • Brands have to be more than just faceless organizations online. They need to offer value added content about their brand/industry/sector.
  • Each brand can represent more than its product or service. It represents a whole industry and related content attached to that industry.
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  • You don’t have to talk about your competitors but you should talk about what your customers come to you for.
Darren Draper

OPEN Teacher Talk: What is Your Network Diversity Index? - 0 views

  • If, like myself, the math makes you wail and gnash your teeth, try the following. Evaluate your network, divide it into groups, give each group a number and determine how many people you have representing each group. Then follow this link to a Shannon Index calculator, enter your the number of people you have in each group, compute and read the value for H1.
    • Darren Draper
      I plan on trying this for my Twitter network...
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