My First Tweet! Or, Thing 4
Getting twitter followers is a lot like collecting signatures in your yearbook, I’ve decided. I mean, once you have a certain number of signatures you’re definitely cool. And when somebody really cool signs your yearbook, that boosts your own coolness exponentially.
I have three followers. Like the lonely emo kid in the corner who thinks she’s too cool for a yearbook anyway. But it’s a start! I got on twitter a little while ago and followed some people, but never tweeted myself. Our assignment for cpd23 this week was to start tweeting and start an RSS feed. So I tweeted. It was nice to have reason to break the silence.
Things I like about Twitter:
- The search function at the top: I searched for @cpd23 and was able to see all the tweets of my fellow cpd23ers. It’s a great way to connect people who have similar interests. I used this tool while I was at #ala2011 a couple weeks ago as well. It’s good in a conference setting–people were posting about sessions, where they ate, and fun stuff going on. Unfortunately our hotel’s interwebs had a massive meltdown due to librarian overload, but I’ll definitely try to follow conference tweets in the future.
- The lists feature: I started following the academic libraries list recommended by cpd23. It seems focused on networking for librarians in the UK, but I like the idea.
- The possibility for realtime conversations. I’m definitely going to check out #libchat this Wednesday.
We were also supposed to start an RSS feed as part of Thing 4. I already have one and I love it. Some of my favorite blogs I follow are: