Instructions to the Twitter Team

Glad to have you on the POD Twitter Team this year.  I’m looking forward to a great backchannel conversation at the conference, and you’ll all play an important role in seeding that conversation.  What does being on the POD Twitter Team mean?  Glad you asked! =)

  1. Take a few moments at several points in each day (during keynotes, during sessions, whenever) to share highlights of the conference.  What are you learning?  What useful resources are you hearing about?  (Include links when you can!)  What questions or answers are occurring to you as you  participate in the conference?
  2. Don’t forget to use the hashtag!  It’s #POD10.
  3. You’re encouraged to tweet some photos of the conference if you have that ability.  I think having some photos in the Twitter steam makes the conference experience more concrete for folks not there.
  4. Feel free to be critical when appropriate, but please always be civil.  If one of the keynotes, for instance, turns out to be a big dud, let’s not have any harshtagging or tweckling.  (See http://chronicle.com/article/Conference-Humiliation-/49185/.)
  5. Finally, if a conference participant new to Twitter sees your badge sticker and starts asking you about Twitter, be ready to share your experiences.  POD is big on networking and sharing.  Conversations about Twitter fit right into that!

Let me know if you have any questions about all this.  And thanks again for volunteering!

Derek

 

 

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