I’ve had a Twitter for the past few years (a personal account, of course) and I never really thought about creating one to use for academia. This semester 3 of my classes: Intro to Professional Writing, Intro to Digital Humanities, and Intro to Web Authoring all suggest that I tweet for class. Now that I’ve created my professional Twitter account I’ve been following classmates, DH accounts, writing accounts, and so on. I’ve even followed some news accounts, MSU accounts, and more.
Twitter is a way to stay connected with people. While I use my personal account to stay more connected with friends, I’m anxious to use this account to stay connected to my academia interests and people alike. I’ve started tweeting for my classes and I actually really enjoy it.
Twitter only allows you to post 140 word count tweets, and it’s definitely a challenge trying to fit my posts for my classes in that amount of words. Sometimes, grammar and punctuation can get a little messy with a word limit, but the 140 word count allows you to get your point across in a decent amount of words and that’s all you need. I mean, no one wants to read a 500 word tweet, or at least I don’t.
I hope to use my professional Twitter account throughout the rest of my undergrad and into my career. I also hope to follow more important people that will help me in my academics. I can’t wait to see what else the DH world has to offer me, as well as PW.