I had to do it. I am all about trying to stay on top of recent trends in education, but I have never liked Twitter. I have been a member for a few weeks, slowly easing my way into things, and I still don’t like it. Reading my homepage is a mess of random sentences from people I don’t know who have been retweeted by even more people who I don’t know but think are kind of cool. It is a lot of jibberish to parse through, and I am not so sure that the effort is worth it for me.
I know that it is this style of interaction that can really spur innovation, however I am completely overloaded with the sheer volume of jumbled letters and links that scroll down my screen. This is an important personal practice for many people, so I know that it is important for me to keep up with it. But seriously, right now it makes me feel anxious.
Any tips and tricks for getting over Twitter-phobia? Help me see Twitter for all of it’s professional possibility. Any awesome stories of how Twitter rocked your world? I’m talking to you #SI643 cohorts.