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The Story Behind That Twitteraholic Post

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 behind A Twitteraholic’s Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter? The Inspiration Being at a large conference like ISTE, where you have over 13,000…

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

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 why people think I did. It was written by Tomaz Lasic (@lasic) who used the quote from my PLN Yourself wiki on the front page…

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Baiting the Digital Hook to Build A Professional Learning Community!

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 other. Skills level of participants Participants were surveyed near the start of the session to help guide how little/much information on each aspect need to…

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Explanation of How My Twitter Account Was Hacked

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 sent out tweets that appeared like their account had been hacked. To be honest, I thought I was safe because I had seen similar before….

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What The? Did You Just Tweet?

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 (looks like I’m the one that needs some lessons!) Bad headache today has impacted slightly 🙁 Please feel free to leave a comment to translate…

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How Twitter is Being Used By Companies

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 company twitter accounts.  Probably me but I prefer connecting with individuals.  So I’ve decided to share where I’m at to help others considering using twitter…

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Insomnia, Twitter and Personal Learning Networks!

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 keynote presentation at #wrcac08. So now I’m definitely pondering what’s happening. From Google I discovered that #wrcac08 is The Western Regional Computer Advisory Committee Symposium…

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The Love Twitter Meme

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 who has tweeted (with photos), for a week, about living with a household of blocked toilets and plumbing nightmares. As twitmunky tweeted that truly deserves…

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Twitter and Building Your Personal Learning Network

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 ranking the highest from 128 response in my Personal Learning Networks survey question “Which five (5) tools would you recommend as a starting point to…

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My Quick Start Tips for New Twitters

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 others and complements your blogging. Here are two of my posts that will help you understand why you should use twitter and how to set…

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