Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Week 10 - Twitter and Wrap Up

It's All Over But The Tweets

For our final assignment, we're going to join the wild world of Twitter. Twitter has been around since 2007 and seems to be increasing in popularity to the point where you can't go a day without seeing reference to someone's tweet, either good or bad.

Twitter is called a micro-blog by some, as it serves the same purpose: to share your thoughts with the world (or a select group of people). In contrast to blogs however, Twitter limits your posts (a.k.a. tweets) to 140 characters, which makes it tough for those who like to type and type and type. You'll see a lot of slang and shorthand notation on Twitter, much like with cell phone text messages.

While Twitter often appears to be dominated by celebrity feuds or banal details of daily life (a 2009 study of 2,000 tweets broke them down as Pointless babble– 41%, Conversational – 38%, Pass-along value – 9%, Self-promotion – 6%, Spam - 4%, News – 4%), there are some good uses for it. For example, TPL uses Twitter to promote upcoming events and it has been used in a number of emergencies like the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

For this week's assignment, please follow the At Your Fingertips - Twitter guide available on the TPL iNet under Public Service -> User Education -> 01 Programs -> TPL at Your Fingertips. At the end, please start following tpl23things, torontolibrary, and one more Twitter account of your choosing. The make a post on your blog about your experiences and thoughts.

And finally, congratulations everyone, you have successfully reached the end of the 23 Things journey. It's been a fun and informative 10 weeks, and I've really enjoyed developing and delivering this course to you. Let's recap what we covered:


* Creating a blog

* Posting to and editing your blog

* Creating a Flickr account

* Uploading photos to your account

* Adding photos to your blog

* Exploring various Flickr tools

* Creating a Bloglines account

* Locating RSS feeds

* Subscribing to RSS feeds

* Photo editing with BigHugeLabs

* Using generators for fun and ideas

* Tagging and exploring with del.icio.us

* Creating gmail accounts

* Creating a Google Docs file

* Collaborating on a Google Docs file

* Finding and subscribing to podcasts

* Adding YouTube clips to your blog

* Creating a wiki and adding pages

* Using Twitter

Not to mention all the exploring and discovery of new Web 2.0 tools that you undertook on your own. I hope everyone feels more confident about using these tools at work and at home.

For those of you still catching up on previous assignments, I will be monitoring the 23 Things e-mail account over the winter.

For your final task, please complete the evaluation form I've e-mailed to your GroupWise accounts and send it me in Planning, 3rd Floor, NYCL.

Thanks for being a great group.

Cheers,
Jonathan

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

goodjob!........................................

Anonymous said...

當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。 ..................................................

Anonymous said...

^^ 謝謝你的分享,祝你生活永遠多彩多姿!........................................

Anonymous said...

很用心的blog,推推哦 ........................................

家信 said...

文章不求沽名釣譽,率性就是真的..................................................................

Anonymous said...

與人相處不妨多用眼睛說話,多用嘴巴思考.................................................................

Anonymous said...

在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」......................................................................

Anonymous said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

Anonymous said...

當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

Anonymous said...

走過路過~不能錯過~哈哈............................................................

Anonymous said...

你的分享很不錯.. 謝謝 ..................................................................

Anonymous said...

一個人就像一個分數,他的實際才能是分子,他對自己的評價是分母。分母越大,則分數的價值越小。..................................................

Anonymous said...

Quietude is the crown of life.............................................................

Anonymous said...

這麼好的blog不回應怎麼行咧!............................................................

Anonymous said...

「仁慈」二個字,就能讓冬天三個月都溫暖。..................................................

Anonymous said...

快樂,是享受工作過程的結果............................................................

Anonymous said...

與人相處不妨多用眼睛說話,多用嘴巴思考. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Anonymous said...

愛情是一種發明,需要不斷改良。只是,這種發明和其他發明不一樣,它沒有專利權,隨時會被人搶走。.................................................................

Anonymous said...

It is easier to get than to keep it.......................................................................

嘉王偉 said...

傻氣的人喜歡給心 雖然每次都被笑了卻得到了別人的心..................................................................

李家黃喬盈榮 said...

與人相處不妨多用眼睛說話,多用嘴巴思考. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Anonymous said...

感謝您的分享!我也學到很多!............................................................

文王廷 said...

Pen and ink is wits plough. ............................................................

Anonymous said...

河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。............................................................

Anonymous said...

路過留言支持~~~..................................................

Anonymous said...

謝謝大大的分享 我會學會反省與寬容 感恩 ∩△∩............................................................

Anonymous said...

做些小善事,說些愛的字句,世界更快樂。..................................................