What’s in Your Feed?

I would like to introduce Sonja Fuchs, Web Technology Specialist for North Dakota State University, and thank her for guest blogging this month, she shares incredible insight into how to efficiently consume, curate, and share information. If you don’t already follow Sonja on Twitter (@SonjaNDSU), you should. She writes and shares amazing content. – Paul Hill


 

A big part of working in technology is to continually be kept informed of all the trends and changes that happen …

Essential Lessons for Twitter Users

So you’ve signed up for Twitter…Congrats! Right about now you might be wondering “How do I get started?” I’ve been using Twitter for about 3 years now (and still learning), but if I was getting started today I would go to Twitter’s Help Center, they have a very useful page titled Getting Started with Twitter that I have found very useful when teaching people about Twitter who are entirely new to the social network.

If you get confused with …

Overcoming Barriers to Social Media Use in Extension

Extension agents and specialists feel pressure to use social media, feeling they will be “outdated” if they don’t use it, yet issues of control and time allocation can be significant barriers. These findings were shared in the Journal of Extension by Elizabeth Newbury, Lee Humphreys, and Lucas Fuess based on their research with Extension educators in New York and Wisconsin.

They found that use of social media by peers is crucial in encouraging adoption, an important finding for members …

Twitter Chats: A Newbie Guide

mascot-48563_640To engage in a twitter chat is to be a part of something bigger. It is the opportunity to engage in a topic with those who share interest in a topic. A twitter chat is the informal cousin of the web conference, with more sharing and learning. Twitter chat for Extension is a great way to provide resources, stay informed of trends, or projects that might be of interest from fellow professionals.

A twitter chat is usually a planned event …