I haven’t been posting as much as I would like. Actually, as you can see, it’s been over 6 months! Where does the time go?
One of the courses I’m developing for my job is on how recruiters can use Twitter effectively. In order to write it, I’m learning twitter. I must say, this is one of the hardest softwares I’ve had to learn. The mechanics are easy, but it’s the concept of it. Why would anyone be interested in what I have to say in 140 characters or less?
I’ve been promised that the more I play around with it, the easier it becomes. Although I’ve had an account for about a month, today was my first tweet, and it was agonizing! I couldn’t decide what to say. Eventually, I sent a shout out to twitter-land, and am going to promise myself to tweet about once a day.
My husband, Jimmy, is using twitter to drive people to his flickr page of phototravel1. He follows a woman who works for the Chicago Tourism Board, and when she tweets one of his pictures of chicago, his hits on his flickr page go up over 500%! I can see it working, and one of the recruiters in my office has successfully used twitter to help her staff a project overnight.
So here is my question that I’m struggling with. How do we use twitter for L&D? As a sort of micro-wiki for support within an organization? To tell people about new learning offerings? To push people towards areas, sites, blogs, and articles that have the information they need?