Twitter plays a big role in our High School. Here’s our principal’s account:
He’s got a lot of tweets! About a year ago I thought our math department should jump in on the bandwagon and I created the account @SBMathApartment
where I tweet sporadically about math events, fun things in our department, or whatever else seems interesting.
In the Fintelman post “To tweet or not to tweet,” the author acknowledges her initial hang ups with Twitter, “It’s full of links, hashtags, too much punctuation, and too few correctly spelled words, all in the name of getting as much as possible out of 140 characters,” I completely agree. There feels like there is a lot of noise to get used to before you can delve into Twitter.
After getting used to the feel of Twitter, I started following people in the field of math that I admired, and had some sort of connection to. I find that there are people who post things that I am always intrigued to learn about and I generally learn something new about my profession every time I log on.
Being somewhat new to Twitter, I would not say that my usage has changed much. I am not very active on the site and do not get involved in any debates, chats, or many back and forth conversations. I could certainly be using it more. With all of the social media sites, this one gets placed on the back burner often.