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Twitter used for academic purposes and enhance personal branding

9 Aug

This topic tells us how Twitter can be useful to enhance our personal branding over the internet and for academic purposes.

Twitter develop Personal Branding

To achieve and develop our name over the internet so that it is highly well known by the online community, one should have personal brand. For instance, I am as a web consultant helps organisation to set up web 2.0 tools to develop Enterprise 2.0. So i must build a name online to be recognised by company so that companies would access my blog to find any information they want. But how? So I have registered in and join many social networking platform to show links to my blog.. this includes Twitter,Facebook and so on. I used twitter as my daily routine… After i wrote something on my blog i will then go to Twitter to tell the community that i have post a specific topic on my blog post by providing URL address. From here, i will increase my network not only from other bloggers, blog readers but also from Twitter. In Twitter i have followed many communities specializes in Enterprise 2.0. Therefore when i send something such as my blog  post with Url in Twitter, all these communities will receive this link and when they click on my message, it will be directed to my blog. This attracts people to look at what i write. So Twitter help me much to upgrade my personal branding over the internet.

From youtube i found this guy “alaisterlow” talk about how do we brand ourself on twitter:

Twitter in class

In general, students and teachers can use Twitter for many purposes. I suggest teachers should make a twitter community for instance “ST George School primary 5” community. Teachers then introduce this link and inform about the purpose of having Twitter  to the class. In my point of views, Teachers and students can communicate more effectively by Twitter. They can discuss about the topic they have studied out of class and allow students to interact immediately to their teacher if they dont understand anything in class. So this will develop close relationships between students -students and teacher-students… Sometimes email will take longer for people to reply any incoming message but Twitter happen in real time.. It similar to Msn messenger but twitter only contains 140 characters… So its better to utilise the technology we have to improve ways of livings. Check out this youtube video by UniversityofMinn, where some university uses twitter in class and out of class to allow engagements and participations among students:


Is Twitter useful or waste of time? Share your thought.

8 Aug

Most people already familiar with Twitter. As i am a twitter’s user i personally love twitter because it allows me to know what my friends are doing and i could share what i am doing in every moment of my life. e.g If Isend a message telling about im gong to set up a party next week and inviting all my friends, the same day i will receive more than 20 replied on the same topic. It helps me to identify who is coming over to my house… It is also pretty useful for selling stuffs to people, i always use it  as an alternative instead of displaying them on ebay… Real time and much faster having customer…

So i dont think Twitter is waste of time because we can get benefits out of it… I have watched the tv show of David letterman saying Twitter is just waste of time. lets watch it:

We can talk in Twitter about Business, talking to friends about projects, Selling or buying stuff and we can get feedback easily about our product or Twitter helps us to identify what will happen in the future.. e.g twitter has personalised topic about earthquake so that people will get informed about it… Click here to join twitter earthquake

Twitter as broadcast media and allow integration

7 Aug

Twitter as broadcasting news

Twitter can contain up to 140 characters.. Basically we can write about what we are doing and express every moment of my life… According to Evan william from his video below Up to 60 000 people would see what we write in 1 second. Most people normally report what was happening and broadcast updated news immediately to people such as a person were twittering and talked about maybe an earthquake might happen tomorrow, everyone in twitter will see that and might consider the news will be true. Therefore this will make twitter as broadcast media, where one message will go to everyone.

Integrate Twitter in other platform

Twitter can be integrated into other platform or interface via api (application program interface). About 2000 software has  integrate Twitter such as in Mac and handphone. Most people used Laptop and Mobile phone to get into Twitter so that it is portable and they can update messages while walking, shopping, in toilet and in general everywhere where internet access is possible..

Take a look at this video by TEDtalksdirector. Evan William explains alot more on using Twitter:

video tutorial how to make a blog

3 Aug

Hey for those who still vagued about what is  a blog and how to make one… I have found this video tutorial from commoncraft… Watch it and i bet you will be so much easier to understand this than reading…
Enjoy…Common craft is genious having all thise awesome video..

Wiki assists group coordination

3 Aug

hey guys, i found a great website called common craft. This website contains heap of video tutorial and explaination about any complex subjects in plain english. One of the videos is how wiki works and how it helps organisations to use them in the workplace..

This is some of Web 2.0 tools you can use for coordinating a team. You can simply edit your member’s existing document and save it…It will automatically rewrite the previous document.. Wiki will allows you to do that and become an alternative to blog and email… Isn’t that amazing!!!!… Awesome feature…Thanx to Wiki