How I use Twitter is still a work in progress since it has evolved from following a bunch of random people to now (more) knowing what and whom I follow (and un-follow). I look at lists for the best tweeters in the various fields I am most interested (example - education, technology, sports, entertainment, local events, etc) and pick the top few (on my own terms) and follow them for a while and then keep or un-follow them, if need be. I also try and keep the tweeters between 50-75 so that my Twitter page is not cluttered.
In the next few posts, I will provide a Top Five list of accounts that I follow and recommend – according to categories like Technology, Education, Entertainment, Local events, etc. For those of you are who are new to Twitter, or are considering Twitter, or even looking for a strategy, these TOP FIVE lists will be a good launching pad for your own Twitter account.
I start with local events (in Columbus) since technology and education will surely scare off some people, and I want you to get a feel of how Twitter can get you information that can be useful in your personal life (besides your professional).
Top Five - Columbus Events and News
|Information on local events and discounts on food and entertainment||Quite Random. Needs better organization. Feels like spam at times. But still very useful!|
|Coworking community in Columbus – good place to network and learn about shared resources||Not enough Tweets and quite specific. Maybe not for everyone. And too many 'join us' tweets.|
|Things to do in Columbus from the former Greater Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau||Sometimes too many tweets and links on things that are general and covered by other tweeters.|
|Humorous look at news (mostly) from the Columbus region||Funny and informative at the same time. Can you handle it?|
|Complete look at local events and entertainment from the ColumbusUnderground folks.||The best view and review of not just local events and entertainment, but city development and planning in a very organized Twitter account.|
Technologies discussed: Twitter, Short Messaging Service, SMS, Search Strategies
Technology Integration Specialist,
Foreign Language Center
Ohio State University
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