The Story Behind That Twitteraholic Post

There’s always a story behind what inspires bloggers to write specific posts. Unfortunately we aren’t always able to include that aspect in our posts 🙁 Maybe it is me?  But often the story behind the post is just as intriguing and fascinating as the post. So I thought you might be interested in the story…

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Twitter (and Humans) Don’t Always Get It Correct!

Credit where credit is due is important. Yes the “Twitter Handbook for Teachers” is an excellent resource. While it is lovely for people on twitter to regularly thank me for the resources I create (and to get all the retweets of thanks) — I DID NOT write Twitter Handbook for Teachers.  But I can understand…

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Baiting the Digital Hook to Build A Professional Learning Community!

Last week I was invited to present on PLNs (personal learning networks) as part of Getting Connected 09 for The Australian Flexible Learning Frameworks. As the conference targeted the VET sector I decided to take a different PLN approach and share how social networking tools can create communities of professionals, and students, that help each…

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Explanation of How My Twitter Account Was Hacked

Below is an account of the worm attacks on twitter on the Easter weekend, 2009 — it’s been regularly updated as new events occurred. CURRENT STATUS: A new twitter worm attack occurred on April 17. Early Easter Sunday 12 April (Western Australia 9 AM GMT + 8hrs) I noticed that several of my twitter followers…

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What The? Did You Just Tweet?

Even twictionary was unable to translate this tweet according to Penny Coutas! I’ve tweeted many weird funny insane incredible tweets but this is definitely my most ‘blog worthy’ tweet!  It’s made more funnier by the fact that: I can’t translate it I sent it from twizza, a meet up for educators to learn about twitter…

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How Twitter is Being Used By Companies

I’ve been researching how different companies use their twitter accounts to help me make decisions on how to effectively manage Edublogs Twitter account.  Ultimately how a company uses a twitter account is dependent on what they are trying to achieve by using the account. As an experienced twitter user I’ve never felt comfortable interacting with…

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Insomnia, Twitter and Personal Learning Networks!

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? Going back through Rob’s tweets I discover that Amber Macarthur is doing her…

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The Love Twitter Meme

Twitter users fall into 3 distinct categories: Rarely use because it doesn’t suite their style; Like using it but in moderation; Really love using it and will twitter almost anything. Those who follow me on twitter know I fall into third category and frequently share the funny aspects of my life. Probably the only person…

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Twitter and Building Your Personal Learning Network

It’s well known that I’m a self confessed Twitteraholic and twitter is an important part of my personal learning network. I’ve even written a Quick Start Tips for New Twitters. Yet I’ve never been comfortable with recommending twitter as a starting point to build a personal learning network. Maybe I’m too conservative? Twitter is currently…

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My Quick Start Tips for New Twitters

It’s easy to forget how intimidating Twitter can be to new users once you’ve used it for awhile. So here are some of my quick tips to getting started using twitter. Setting Up Your Twitter Account If you’re not currently using Twitter reconsider! Twitter is an incredibly powerful tool for your personal learning, connecting with…

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