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How to get social, where you work

I’m a big fan of all things social media. No surprise there then. But as I’ve blogged before, there are plenty of organisations and individuals alike that still don’t understand what social can do
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This is a great blog from Gem Reucroft about getting started in using social media for organisations and is full of useful tips.

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How to use Twitter Lists - YouTube

A comprehensive guide to using Twitter lists
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5 minute tutorial on how to make use of lists in Twitter, which is a great tool as you start to follow larger numbers of people & organisations.

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11 Reasons People Won’t Follow You on Twitter

11 Reasons People Won’t Follow You on Twitter | Social Media - using Twitter for Professional Development | Scoop.it
One of the many ways to measure your progress on Twitter is the number of followers you have. Having lots of real and engaged followers is seen a sign of popularity and makes other people see you a...
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Great tips on why people may decide not to follow you, Sheds light on how other people are using Twitter and some of the etiquette that has grown up around using it.

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Twitter Chat Schedule | TweetReports.com

Most extensive list of Twitter Chats. Schedule includes chat hashtag, topic, description, moderators, day, and time of each Twitter chat. Add your TweetChat for free
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This is a list of a wide range of Twitter Chats - ie discussions taking place on specific topics with a regular time slot.  Please note that this is an international list, so you need to pay careful attention to time zones or be prepared to chat in the middle of the night!  The UK and Australia/New Zealand time zones are often compatible.

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Close the Triangle

Close the Triangle | Social Media - using Twitter for Professional Development | Scoop.it
Guest post by Scott Bechtler-Levin

After spending a couple days with nearly 150 smart, network weavers at the GEO/ Monitor Institute “Growing Social Impact in a Networked World” conference (http://www.geofunders.org/networksconference.aspx), I am reminded of one of my favorite quotations:
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This blog is about networking, whether in person or via Twitter or other social media.  It makes the simple but great point, that a key point of networking is really all about closing the triangle and putting two people in touch with each other.

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The Most Valuable People in Your Network

The Most Valuable People in Your Network | Social Media - using Twitter for Professional Development | Scoop.it
[For more, visit the Communication Insight Center.] Too often new collaborative technologies — though intended to connect employees seamlessly and enable work to get done more efficiently &#8...
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This article from the Harvard Business Review by Rob Cross really makes you think about who you are connected to and why.

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Personal Learning Networks. Final version

Jointly produced by IRISS and NHS Education for Scotland, this video animation explains how Kristina, a mental health practitioner, learning how to use social media…
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This short video is a great introduction to the use of social media for professional development & learning.

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Getting started with Twitter (a five minute tutorial) - YouTube

The Washington Post wrote that Twitter is an outstanding source of professional development. Read the story here: http://wapo.st/yqla74 This video will show ...
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This is a short introduction to how to set up & use Twitter for your professional development.

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The number 1 Twitter mistake many people make

The number 1 Twitter mistake many people make | Social Media - using Twitter for Professional Development | Scoop.it
I don't really like talking about "mistakes" when it comes to using different tools, as we all have our own ways of using them, but in this case there is one particular Twitter feature which I can ...
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Explanation of importance of the order in which you use @ near the start of a tweet.

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Twitter goals and corrupting targets

Twitter goals and corrupting targets | Social Media - using Twitter for Professional Development | Scoop.it
I happened upon a question yesterday night in some tweets by Clare Haynes about whether people have 'Twitter goals'. I said that I did and that I'd be happy to share - so here we go. When I started...
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Intriguing blog post by David D'Souza about setting yourself targets for Twitter, with the targets he set when he went independent.   Included just to get you thinking about whether it makes any sense for you to set yourself some targets in this area.

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Employees will do dumb stuff on social media (shock)

Employees will do dumb stuff on social media (shock) | Social Media - using Twitter for Professional Development | Scoop.it
I had that social media conversation a few days ago, with a fellow HR professional. You know the one. About risk. About whether or not employees would do dumb stuff on social media if you gave them...
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Blog article exploring the risks of people using social media at work from the always interesting Gem Reucroft, a HR Director in healthcare.

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What makes Twitter? The people.

What makes Twitter? The people. | Social Media - using Twitter for Professional Development | Scoop.it
Like many people on Twitter, I go through periods of finding it distracting or pointless and sometimes even downright unpleasant. But sometimes I sit back amazed at the power and value of social me...
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This blog from Donald H Taylor reflects on how accessible information can be through Twitter - it all depends upon who you follow & connect with.

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