Been suffering from insomnia for the past few weeks so imagine my surprise when I started up my computer at 3.00 AM to suddenly see the following tweet on my desktop:
mmmm who is Amber and why is she talking about me?
From Google I discovered that #wrcac08 is The Western Regional Computer Advisory Committee Symposium 2008 in Canada and David Warlick was also doing a keynote. After checking the conference program and discovering Amber Macarthur was on the “Dos and Don’ts of Social Media and Using Web 2.0″ I became seriously worried
Lets be honest you truly never know what conversations you’ll see in my twitter account. I’ve had some classic ones such as:
- Plumbers and a house of blocked toilets – probably the only person with a Flickr set titled toilet
- Totally lost and no idea where I am e.g. Melbourne, chocolate shops, restaurants, Bon Scott’s grave
- Lolly jars (candy) and what should you do about your work colleague that leaves it on the desk next to you constantly full? – I’m probably the one person with a Flickr set dedicated to a lolly jar
- Holiday adventures including twittering under the blankets in the middle of the night
All of this is pretty amazing considering I live in Perth, Western Australia and are hearing about this happening on the opposite side of the World.
Best of all Rob and I engaged in conversation in Twitter and later he joined us at Free Online PD where we talked about Communities of Practice and Professional Learning Communities. After seeing how we are using Elluminate to connect with each other he is now trying to set up something similar for educators living in Canada.
Please contact Rob De Lorenzo if you live in Canada and are interested in being involved.
Twitter is an important part of my Personal Learning Network and increases my opportunity to connect with others.
If you aren’t using twitter or are new to twitter I suggest you:
- Check out my “Quick Start Guide to New Twitters“
- Remember to use @replies when talking directly to people . For example if you are asking me a question use @suewaters at the start of your tweet.
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