Team Tweet would like to remind everyone to create a Twitter account prior to Saturday’s TLT Symposium so that you are able to tweet (the official name for a message you send via Twitter) your experiences throughout the day. A great portion of our presentation in April will center around our experiences at the symposium.Here are instructions for creating a Twitter account and finding classmates to follow. If you already have a Twitter account, my next blog entry will help you find CI597C classmates and other pertinent people (like the TLT Symposium) who are on Twitter:1. Go to Twitter.com2. Click on “Get Started – Join!”3. On this page, fill in the required information (your Username is your Twitter identity — choose wisely!) and click “I accept. Create my account.”4. The next step is to find some friends on Twitter. There are several ways to do this. If you just want to add friends from CI597C, see this blog entry listing 597C classmates on Twitter. Otherwise, continue following the rest of these instructions. Enter your email address and password, and to let Twitter compare your address book to their records. This will let you know of any accounts in your address book who has a Twitter account — family, friends, professor from undergrad who is still in your address book, etc. One flaw with this method is that it only works if the address in your address book matches the address on file with Twitter. For example, you won’t find my account if you have my PSU address (bsr11) or alias (brandonr) in your address book; this is because my Twitter account is linked to my gmail account (my full name at gmail.com).5. Twitter will show you the results of their search. You can select or deselect anyone you would like to follow. Following someone means you will receive their tweets (messages sent through Twitter) in your stream. 6. Congratulations! You now have a Twitter account! To become a full member of the community, start answering the question, “What are you doing?’, which you can always find on the Twitter home page or on your personal page (www.twitter.com/[yourusername]). See my entry on CI597 classmates on Twitter to find more people to follow, including the TLT Symposium feed.
So you have a Twitter account (if not, check out How To Create a Twitter Account), but can’t find your fellow classmates (or TLT Symposium Feed) to follow.Here you go:1. Log in to your Twitter account.2. Go to an individual’s Twitter page (a full list is below). The address for any individual’s profile page is www.twitter.com/[username]. For example, Cole’s username is colecamplese, so his profile page is www.twitter.com/colecamplese3. Click on “Follow”, which is under the username.4. You are now following that person (in this example, Cole Camplese). Rinse, repeat. Well, don’t rinse, but repeat the steps 2-3 for each person you want to follow. Another option is to look through any user’s “Following” list, which is located on the bottom right of their profile page. Hovering your mouse over any user icons reveals the users name. Simply click on that icon and you will be taken directly to that user’s profile page so you can complete step 3.CI597C Classmates (and other pertinent users) on Twitter:Here are the usernames for CI 597C classmates. To follow any user, just go to their profile page – www.twitter.com/[username]1. The TLT Symposium feed: twitter.com/TLTSymposium2. Me – rubywahooOther classmates (I won’t share real names since it is their choice to protect their identity and this blog is publicly available):3. smcdonald4. rookmdc5. donnamar6. psugal7. teamtweet8. dbrunner029. bennettulmer10. bburns11. jjd2412. JeanMarieDEnjoy!