Using Twitter was an interesting experience for me. This is the first time I have experienced Twitter. The amount of information disseminated through this network is amazing. The diversity is also amazing. Everything from useful information, to news on social issues, to the details about peoples daily lives can be found on Twitter. I think twitter is a great idea and I like the idea of allowing everyone from around the world to post what they feel is important. I really like the fact that you can choose who you follow because there is an awful lot of people on Twitter that I have no interest in following. If the information was disseminated in an open forum you would have to sift through the tweets you have no interest in to get to the ones you like.
Good Communication Tool
I also like the fact that this can serve as another tool for Full Sail students to communicate and stay connected. Since this program is completely online the social aspect of traditional classroom education is nonexistent. Students participating in online programs need to find other ways to communicate socially outside of the classroom. This along with Facebook, LinkedIn and wikis are all good ways for us to stay connected as a community during out program and after graduation. We live in a community that is becoming more reliant on networks and I think it is important to stay in touch with people in your field and people who share your visions.
This Weeks Assignment
This weeks assignment caused me to research more articles on emergent technology than I normally do in one week. It was fun and challenging to choose the articles I wanted to share. I really enjoyed following the Twitter members related to Technology especially Mac World. I have been exposed to tech news that I wouldn’t have been exposed to if I wasn’t a member of twitter. I like how easy Twitter makes it to stay up to date on news from different organizations. On a personal note I really enjoy following the Giants Twitter feeds.