Tag Archives: Online Communities

Finding Elected Officials on Twitter

Finding Elected Officials on Twitter

Image via CrunchBase Finding people on Twitter can be tricky.  With so many users, it’s easy for valuable profiles to slip through the cracks.  When looking for elected officials, I’ve found that a great start is to use an aggregator like GovTwit.  Using this site, I can identify search for elected officials and filter them [...]

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Opting for Optimism – Twitter Class Reading Reflection #2

Opting for Optimism – Twitter Class Reading Reflection #2

Cover via Amazon The final section of Cass R. Sunstein‘s book Infotopia is titled “Opting for Optimism.”  This section addresses both optimistic and pessimistics views of decisions being made from the massive amounts of information that can be found online.  The pessimistic view “emphasizes mob psychology, groupthink, and the risk that people will lead one [...]

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Twitter Lessons – How your profile can increase transparency

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As I study Twitter in my Twitter Class at the MCDM, I have found myself learning some aspects of Twitter that I’ve neglected in the past.  One of the big ones is the profile itself – particularly the background.  For my personal Twitter account, I simply chose a stock background because I didn’t think it [...]

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3 Best Practices for Organizations Using Twitter

3 Best Practices for Organizations Using Twitter

Image via CrunchBase As Twitter become more popular and necessary for organizations to engage in, it is becoming important to know exactly how to use Twitter.  The following are three best practices I propose for organizations using Twitter: Find your community Applications such as TweetDeck allow you to easily keep a live search stream to [...]

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Twitter Etiquette

Twitter Etiquette

I love the Twitter community.  I often find myself refreshing my browser, excited to see interesting articles people have stumbled upon, small tidbits of wisdom, or fun, character-building status updates.  In my 3 months on Twitter, I have been pretty happy with those I’ve followed.  That is, until recently. I am admittedly a newbie to [...]

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