Here is an example of how twitter can be useful. I was online this morning and saw that one of my followers, a brain expert, was tweeting with someone else. I have re-started (for the millionth time, but this will be it, I know) my Spanish lessons. I am using Rosetta Stone this time. I want the learning to STICK and I know there are some cobwebs in my brain, so I need all the help I can get.
I know about the concept of brain plasticity - that our brains replay and repractice learning from the day at night while we sleep - and wanted to make sure I did whatever I could to get the biggest bang for my aging plastic brain.
So I tweeted to Robyn. Here's the conversation:
So there you have it. One way to make twitter a tool for learning. Follow smart people and engage them in conversation that has the potential to help you and others. Of course, to be a good twitizen, you should be willing and able to contribute to others twice as often. If you hop onto twitter, feel free to engage me anytime.