Category Archives: Twitter

Organising tweets into Lists and Collections using Tweetdeck

TweetDeck is a dashboard that allows users to personalise their Twitter experience by viewing tweets in multiple columns. You can organise tweets in Lists or Collections, or add a column for a specific hashtag you wish to follow. A List is an editable group … Continue reading

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VCs in #HigherEd that Tweet

Jisc named the UK higher education social media influencers in December 2015  and in March this year the Further education’s top 50 social media users to follow. Both are worth a visit. The higher education list includes Dominic Shellard, VC at De … Continue reading

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Twitter at 10 and the evolution of the Twitter logo

  The first tweet Co-founder Dorsey sent the first tweet, on March 21, 2006 which said “Just setting up my twttr”. You will note that the original name for Twitter was Twttr. (Image source: just setting up my twttr — … Continue reading

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The four dimensional conference: using social media at conferences

Below is a blog post written by Prof Simon Lancaster and myself in preparation for the Higher Education Academy STEM Conference. I am sharing it here as many of the points raised are of value to anyone attending a conference. … Continue reading

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Who are you and why should I follow you back on Twitter?

Who are you? Choosing who to follow  My positive engagement with Twitter has a direct correlation with those I am following. I have always said Twitter is only as good as the people you choose to follow. Muireann O’Keeffe reminded … Continue reading

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From stars to hearts: Twitter’s latest update

Twitter uses have been able to save or bookmark tweets as favourites for a long time. As with many digital applications there are always ways to appropriate functions designed to do one thing for another purpose. The star symbol was the icon to … Continue reading

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Ways to get ‘snapshot feedback’ from Students or Peers using the new Twitter poll

Last week Twitter announced that they were rolling out a new poll option that you can use within a Tweet. Users will be able to create their own two-choice poll right directly from the Tweet compose box and it will remain … Continue reading

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What makes a good Tweet engaging?

  Tweeting and brevity go hand in hand. With just 140 characters it is important that our tweeted messages are succinct, make sense, and are engaging. There are a number of pointers that can help to increase engagement.

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Why is it useful for educators to participate in a Tweet Chat?

  Social CPD Social Media at its best is interactive and sparks dialogue, discussion, debate, questions and the opportunity for social learning with others. Of course it can also be useful to both broadcast useful information and be the conduit … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on growing and engaging your Twitter follower base

Who are you Tweeting to? This is an important question to consider. It may be that you have just started Tweeting and deciding who you think might be interesting to follow. As you become more confident it is likely that … Continue reading

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