I have over 300 followers on my Twitter account. I know many of my followers, and I know most are in the field that I usually tweet about (technology and education). I do some Tweeting of my own, and I retweet things I think are of interest and relevant that others have shared. I suggest to teachers that I work with to use Twitter as a PLN builder – which is what I do personally.
I can honestly say that I have learned more through my Twitter PLN than I have in most PD sessions I’ve attended.
Twitter is about sharing and I try to put back into the Twitter-verse when I’m able and have relevant, interesting or important things to say.
Of course… all that is from my own perspective – but I suspect that other’s don’t agree because when I turn to my Twitter PLN and ask a question I never get an answer, so…
What am I doing wrong?
- Am I asking the wrong question?
- Am I expecting too much?
- Am I using the wrong hashtag?
- Am I Tweeting at the wrong time of day?
Perhaps, although I’m happy being followed by 300+ like-minded people, that’s not a significantly large enough group to have the critical mass to reply to me as I’m hoping? Maybe I have to have 10,000 followers in order to expect 5 or 6 replies to a question that I toss out?
I don’t have the answer to these questions but I’m happy to hear your thoughts on them.