01 – Twitter

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Twitter is useful for professional networking, for news and updates as well as a backchannel in conferences and for real-time chats using hashtags.

Cost: Free
Available: Hosted
Websitehttps://twitter.com/
Categories:  socialnetworks, audienceresponse

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 1  2014: 1 2013: 1  2012: 1  2011: 1  2010: 1  2009: 1  2008: 11  2007: 43=

Comments from some of those who selected Twitter as one of their Top Tools

“I have learned more in my professional life through Twitter in the past six-and-a-half years than in the previous 30 years. For me Twitter gives access to smart people who provide an enormous wealth of information and insight through their commentary and links to research, articles and other resources.” Charles Jennings, 2015

“Twitter for learning, connecting, sharing & curating” Kandy Woodfield, 2015

“It’s amazing how much you can learn in 140 characters”  Brian Washburn, 2015

“home to my PLN as well as regular chats and curation efforts …” JD Dillon, 2015

“Easily, my top choice. It’s so simple: follow amazing people = learn amazing things.” David Glow, 2015

“I am pointed to many amazing and interesting things via Twitter.” Clark Quinn, 2015