Prior to this class I was the type of person that hated Twitter. Personally I thought Twitter was a waste of time, and really only for people that had to be on their phones constantly. This media site had just left a sour taste in my mouth and I became super apposed to it.
After finding out that we would have to learn about Twitter, and have to tweet about things in this class I was super in disappointment. Though having to to go through the procedure, because I did not want to FAIL the class, I ended up starting to like it surprisingly. I guess like many things, when you are forced to try something, it is all about your attitude and how you approach it. Though hating Twitter, I was willing to give it another try. Doing many of the assignment and playing Twitter vs Zombies, created a little spark in my attitude about Twitter. Playing these fun games and interacting with classmates, showed me how Twitter can be exciting and beneficial. Not only was it fun, but I was about to reach out to others in the class that I haven’t talked to and see the humorous sides of them as well.
Live tweeting sounded lame at first, but in reality can be a fun and exciting thing. In today’s day and age it is harder to keep the attentions of students, so bringing games and interactive lessons with Twitter can help students focus. As stated by Long ,”I live-tweet for the same reason I take notes, it heightens my attention, forces me to become an active listener”. Also you can find on Twitter, that, “There’s a real advantage to live-tweeting. For example, our research into live-tweeting by @MLB teams found that it resulted in follower growth 1.6x the average and 1.9x as many Retweets.”
So I have come to realize that Twitter isn’t just for people that need time to waste or have boring lives and cannot come up with anything better to do. So this is how I personally felt, anyone else care to share their experiences? How’d you feel about Twitter in the first place? How’d you end up liking it? And what was your favorite part?