Twitter, of course, is a universe of its own, with a variety of voices “tweeting” on topics from the mundane to the profound (or, perhaps, something approaching it.)
A few tips for those joining in on our own convo this fall:
How do I get started?
How do I join the conversation?
Add #hist299 to any tweet you’re sharing that’s relevant. Tagging a tweet allows for folks to find conversations on a shared topic on Twitter.
Hey, how do I follow those tagged conversations?
There are several ways. One can do a search on Twitter, for example. Or one can setup a free tool – Tweetdeck is one popular example – that lets you create columns for following different tags, for sorting messages that are coming to you directly, for groups of users you’re following, and more.
For example, here’s a Tweetdeck screen with a #hist299 search column added. Tweetdeck will feed every post that’s been tagged with #hist299 to this column, even if the tweet was made by someone you are (or aren’t yet) following…
Here’s a closer look at the column, and at tweets that are tagged with #hist299. Drop Prof. Fernsebner a line if you have any Q’s or need help!