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Friday, May 8, 2009

Twitter Class 101

“If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow,
Why, oh, why can't I?”

Now, you can fly beyond the rainbow with the bluebirds. The little bluebirds of Twitter will take you there, if you just learn how. And, that’s exactly what we did in a class taught last night by Twitter teacher and avid Twitterer, Duong Sheahan.

Fresh from a weekend of SOBCon, Duong showed us the Twitter 101 ins and outs, and sold me on its really amazing communication potential. Using Twitter gives an ordinary person access to and the benefit of some of the best minds in the country. It also provides an amazing potential for reaching many people, and discovering resources you may never have had access to, including professional and special interest groups.

Duong also covered TweetDeck, which helps organize information and messages that come flowing in when your Twitter account gets up and running. If you are serious about maximizing Twitter’s potential, you are going to have to organize the content that comes pouring in when the faucet is turned on. And, if you don’t, you’re going to waste a lot of water or even swallow some that should have been filtered!

Having Duong for a teacher was also a real bonus. Always positive and courteous, with a great sense of humor tossed in, she exudes enthusiasm and imparts practical knowledge and truly inspires her students! I know that with more people like her in the world, there is a lot to look forward to!

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you Laura, for such a lovely post and and feedback through your creative writing style! Enjoyed having you and look forward to exchanging many tweets!