Okay so today's a "two-fer" posting day....I get so excited sometimes with the material I run across I want to post it right away so 1. I don't forget! and 2. so you can share in my excitement!
This is a posting from Joyce Valenza--one of the library world's blogging geniuses. In her post she talks about using Twitter as her Personal Learning Network. And I must admit, everything she says is spot on.
Joyce Valenza -- Tag Team Tech
I use Twitter more and more for professional development and professional reading suggestions. I don't use Twitter for the "follow the celebrity" type of tweets, but people like Joyce Valenza and Buffy Hamilton have shown me some invaluable information. I can sift through their tweets--following up on topics that look interesting (most of the time) and ignoring ones I don't want to read (not that often!).
Check out this article and see what you think. And if you haven't used Twitter yet, give it a try. You can sign up for free and just sort of lurk around for a while till you figure it out. I would suggest you sign up from your computer using the Twitter website and then pick it up on your smartphone. I get irritated trying to do things like that from my phone....but that's a whole 'nother rant......
And if you sign up for Twitter, follow me @dlpierce2. See you in the Twitterverse!