Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-01

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  • Thanks @stimson I will RT “Duckling Leap” video URL without auto shortening to prevent hiccups – http://t.co/eS8YE4vN #
  • Related “Duckling Leap” alternate video from CBS at: http://t.co/pIX6uEIX #
  • RT @dkuropatwa: Education as Platform: The MOOC Experience and what we can do to make it better http://t.co/3VqHrORt via @zite #DS106 #
  • “A Parent’s Guide to 21st-Century Learning” – free from Edutopia – http://t.co/Ht7V8xm5 #
  • Just pledged to Kickstart #Ds106 – a small investment for a BIG BENEFIT in open, creative learning & sharing – http://t.co/zgUgC23o #
  • Congrats to #DS106 community for raising funds needed in less than 24 hours! Perhaps “ABC” mantra should be Always Be Cheering! #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-02-19

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  • I posted a “4 Icon Challenge” in #Ds106http://t.co/GzBdJOE6 Great K12 activity but I need your help. Which version (V1 or V2) is better? #
  • Used a @cogdog tip and added captions to all my TDC photos in my #DS106 Week in Review – http://t.co/CsuFiUE7 What an exhilerating week! #
  • A song to inspire you @timmmmyboy – a tribute to all dedicated teachers is Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up” – http://t.co/5ClZGHlC #
  • For Valentine’s Day, see “Canada Kiss Map” – http://t.co/ArzhUIvS – Unique way for @jimgroom @cogdog and #DS106 students to tell stories #
  • #Ds106 Tech-Savvy Educator – A practical guide to integrating technology in the classroom – http://t.co/krV0WqVC Awesome & inspiring! #
  • #DS106 Resources – 1st time available on Blu-ray Disc as of Feb. 15 – Don’t miss out on limited time opportunity – http://t.co/63jC0Rvv #
  • @joevans Thanks for Tech News entry on my DS106 Blu-ray Disc but it was a spoof – http://t.co/63jC0Rvv Used to show my Photoshop learning! #
  • @miken_bu Good to put a name & face together at ManACE TIN night. Now that you’ve seen me in person, you know why my gravatar is a logo ;-) #
  • @joevans @biggmaxx @amckiel … Thanks “guys” for inspiring presentations at ManACE TIN tonight. Great PD, great food & great networking! #
  • Some at ManACE TIN heard me sharing excitement about DS106, check out http://t.co/eeNXoIf8 Assignments are awesome – http://t.co/ahKQ2qWZ #
  • @Cogdog For an old “rock hound”, you raised the #Ds106 bar in your Excel animation of Geology – http://t.co/7GVBvFPo – “Rock” on! #
  • It’s Friday night … are you going dancing with the rest of the #DS106 learning community? – http://t.co/FFTdiXdv #
  • “The ‘Bear Necessities” for Students & Staff” – ManACE TIN & powerful resource on polar bears by @amckielhttp://t.co/QzNeH0d3 #
  • “Coach Greg Kwiatkowski” – My unique #DS106 “Movie Poster”. http://t.co/zOMYgAjt I took liberties, I was creative … I learned! #

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A sweet tweet may be too fleet!

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Have you ever received a tweet containing a great idea or educational resource, only to have it “disappear” when you need it? Have you ever wanted to share an idea, about a week after you had learned about it through a  Twitter feed, but because you had not designated it as a “Favorite”, it too was “lost”? Perhaps you have shared an idea or re-tweeted someone’s awesome resource and yet when you want to share this same tweet with another colleague, two weeks later, the tweet can no longer be located. If you have encountered these or similar situations, I have some possible solutions.

Unfortunately my incoming tweets, from my Personal Learning Network (PLN) seem to have a very short “shelf life”. For example, I find that tweets seem to be “visible” in TweetDeck, (which I use to scan and send tweets), for about two days. When I visit my original Twitter application, I can at least review tweets for up to four days before they are no longer available. True, I can probably adjust the “Settings” in TweetDeck and change the “Max. number of updates in a column” from the default value of 200 to a much larger number. However, regardless of what the maximum number of tweets that are displayed, I am sure that “Metcalfe’s Law” states that “one will need to locate an important Twitter message at least one day after the tweet vanishes from the system.”

Here are two strategies that I use to retrieve information in tweets, after they seem to disappear:

1.   Use any of the following “Paper.li” twitter newspaper archives. Thanks should be extended to the dedicated educators, whose names appear in brackets following the archive process that they initiated.

To learn how you can retrieve tweets from any of the “Paper.li” archives, I recommend that you view my previous blog post entitled “Teacher Tool: The Manitoba-Educators Daily“. These archives provide an excellent source of ideas and resources that are either shared or received by Manitoba educators using Twitter.

2.   I admit that I often check Andy McKiel’s “The manitoba-educators Daily” because it is a powerful archive of tweets that have been created or re-tweeted exclusively by Manitoba educators. However, I must admit that there are times that I would like to have a personal archive of the tweets that I have sent out. Such a mechanism would allow me to retrieve from my “sent tweets” and perhaps DM (direct message) or send a particular tweet to other educators.

The solution that I implemented was to install the “Twitter Tools” WordPress plugin on recommendation from my DS106 instructors. They emphasize the communication and connecting that is so important in today’s world. Thanks to “Twitter Tools”, regular readers may view my latest three tweets under the “Tweets I’m Sharing” header in the green right-hand margin. Perhaps what I value more is the weekly archive of my tweets that are automatically generated each Sunday morning. For example, yesterday’s “Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-02-12” lists the 30 tweets that I either created or re-tweeted during the previous week. Furthermore, if the reader wishes to click on my “Social Networking” category in the green right-hand margin, all of my weekly archived tweets will be displayed.

I trust these strategies will help you keep better track of your tweets since I know that they are already helping me.

Take care & keep smiling :-)

Credits:
–   Flickr – Creative Commons image “Follow me on Twitter
by Slava Baranskyi– http://www.flickr.com/photos/woofer_kyyiv/3581392721/

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