Sunday, January 25, 2009

Twitter 101 for Art Quilters!

Due to my involvement in a certain virtual world, I've gotten got very used to using Web 2.0 methods such as Twitter and Plurk over the past two years. I don't have a Plurk account as Elle: Sew Chick because my God, Plurk is such a major time suck due to its ability to have conversation threads added to its Twitter-like short posts that I'd have to really think about that.. However, you can definitely follow my musings on the art quilt and writing world and craziness in general via my Twitter feed. If you click on the pics, you can see my notes on the basics of how to use Twitter!For those of you who are still wondering "What the heck is Elle talking about?!" Twitter is a microblogging service that allows you to post 140 word or less mini-postings (called "tweets") about whatever's going on in your world right now. Yes, while you can rhapsodize about your latest coffee or pho soup break, it is also a great way to get up to the moment info from your colleagues, friends and organizations such as news media, asssociations, museums and other arts organizations...I like to talk about the exhibits I'm in, challenges and inspirations, my writing life and yes, pho soup. It also has a RSS function, so you can subscribe to your fave twitterers. I've also found twitterfeeds for other art quilters such as PaMdora, Joanie San Chirico, Susan Sorrell, Lisa Call, Kyra Hicks and others. I can't believe it took me this long to set it up for myself outside of my virtual world presence. D'OH!


PaMdora said...

Hey Elle, I didn't recognize it was you -- the different name on Twitter fooled me. But now it's nice to put your blog and Twitter persona together!

Karoda said...

I just discovered I'm not gonna even take a peek at twitter...pretty soon I'll have a usb plugged in my big ole behind...ummm, now that visual could make a strong cultural statement on pop culture!