Rules of engagement for @markliddell twitter account

January 13, 2011 § 1 Comment

I was first introduced to twitter in January 2009.

It was sold to me as a way of connecting and sharing with teachers from around the globe who shared my passions in education.

It has been an invaluable way of building my¬†Professional Learning Network (PLN). These are the rules that I apply to my tweets (most of the time) so that I add value to the ‘education conversation’ within my PLN:

  • Where possible, include a link within the tweet. This is so that others can be directed to the foundation of your comment, idea or reply.
  • Add a hash tag to the tweet. This just means the tweet can be more easily identified. The tags I use most frequently use are: #mathchat for mathematics related conversations; #edtech for applications of technology to the learning and learning environment; #edchat for general education conversations and #scil for conversations related to my school.
  • Acknowledge the source for a retweet. If the original author is not mentioned then you are stealing the credit.
  • Consider the value that the tweet will add. Ask yourself whether the contribution will help develop the conversation for most or if the conversation should be taken to a different medium.

I want to ensure that my twitter feed is a benefit to my PLN.

Are there rules of engagement that you apply for twitter?

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