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 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
Thankfully Rob De Lorenzo relieved my worry with the following tweet:
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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6 thoughts on “Insomnia, Twitter and Personal Learning Networks!”
I recently wrote a post myself about how important a part Twitter is in my PLN. I find it constantly amazing to be in contact with such great educators from around the world.
Thanks for sharing the link to your post Dan. Like you I’m totally amazed with how twitter provides connections to others.
As I commented on your post Twitter is like the glue that holds together all the different parts of my personal learning network.
Kia ora Sue!
It is always great to get a compliment, and you seem to be getting some well deserved compliments. 🙂
APOLOGY AND NOTICE OF AN AMENDMENT TO MY POST
You may be aware that you are in my Top Ten Commenters and as such you would be entitled to the award, courtesy Scott McLeod, according to his award criteria.
I had not intended the display of the medals on my post to indicate that I was giving the award to myself. I understand that it may have looked like that and I apologise. I’ve amended the display so that there is now no confusion about this.
The awards are for my top ten commenters, however, of which you are one. Thank you for your comment contribution to my blog this year. I have thoroughly enjoyed your visits.
Hi Ken, I did see your post but have been so flat out I forgot to come past and say thanks. I definitely never took having the medals on your site as indicating you were giving the award to yourself.
Its been a pleasure to comment on your posts and great to see that the Comment Challenge inspired you to blog.