Monday, May 26, 2008

Twittering around

Lately I've been using Twitter, that short-form (140 characters or less) cross between blogging and instant messaging.

I don't post that many "tweets" myself; I mostly use it to keep track of some colleagues and former students. But I'm finding it interesting to see how others are using it.

For example, I see people using Twitter to:
  • Keep in touch with friends and colleagues
  • Promote themselves or their latest blog posts, videos, podcasts
  • Pass on breaking news, or to link to interesting items they've found on the web
  • Request information or assistance
  • Network
Here's a new wrinkle: One of my former students, a newly minted grad, is using Twitter as part of his job search (see below). He's already gotten one helpful plug. I hope networking on Twitter helps him find a job.

PS: Here's a link to Kyle Hansen's resume.

PS2: You can find me on Twitter at read my latest tweets in the sidebar of this blog.

PS3: Here's another recent post I wrote about Twitter -- A Twitter shout out? -- on one of my class blogs.

PS4: If you're interested in Twitter, you should also check out Twitterific, a fun Twitter application for Macs, and

1 comment:

Kyle Hansen said...

Ha Ha. Thanks for the not-so-subtle plug.

And I have been enjoying Twitter too. It is a nice way to network and keep in touch with people.