This is a week for new things. First Stumble Upon and now Twitter. Unfortunately, my district blocks Twitter so I was looking for a new way to use it and follow feeds. If I couldn’t post and follow posts from work, it wasn’t a realistic option. I even tried to use my phone for “tweeting” but I didn’t think it was a good alternative.
After some searching, I found Twitbin a Firefox plug in that connects to my twitter account and allows me to somehow access it though a sidebar in my browser. I don’t know how it works and I really don’t care. I can now follow the likes of Will Richardson, David Warlick, Bud Hunt, Clarence Fischer, Jeff Utecht, Steve Dembo and the other thinkers in this area. I’ve only posted a few “tweets” so far, but I find it an intriguing way to keep abreast of what these people are thinking about and doing.
I was a little skeptical at first, but I’m sitting at my desk while others are at the T + L conference. I was able to follow some of their thoughts and reactions (not to mention adding to the conversation) of the conference without being there. It’s an interesting practice. We’ll see how long I stay interesting in it.