We will be communicating with each other, sharing work, asking and answering questions in twitter.
In many ways twitter is effective for people with like interests to share, play, inform, and find others. Many educators consider it important for forming a PLN or Personal Learning Network. For Networked Narratives, we hope it connects participants around the world and becomes itself a means of examining and extending our digital lives.
Some of you may be veteran or casual users of twitter, others think it is silly or a terrible place to be online. What was once a peppy upstart social friendly community, that enabled many voices to speak, maybe stimulated social action, now suffers in many places from trolls, abusers, bots, fake personas, and marketing scammers.
New or experienced, in the interest of trying to maintain some distance from the nasty areas, our suggestion is creating an account that does not include personally identifying information– you always choose to add that later.
We will not make twitter an absolute requirement for open participants; for Kean students contact your instructors about any concerns about using twitter. We will find alternate means. And even without a twitter account, you can listen in to conversations and get updates from our #netnarr hashtag.
In this corridor of Labyrinthus, it’s time to pick a twitter path. We do hope you pick a way that brings you into the #netnarr circle in twitter.