Twitter is a popular micro-blogging tool.
It is often used by individuals to described what they are doing or thinking.
This can help build and support a community through sharing of both work-related
and social activities.
Further information about Twitter is described at:
Use of Twitter At IWMW 2008
Don't worry, you won't need to use Twitter to describe your every activity in order to benefit from
Twitter at IWMW 2008!
If you do not wish to create your own Twitter ID you can:
If you have a Twitter ID, or if you are considering getting one you can:
- Follow the iwmw account. You will then find that posts (often referred to as
'tweets') from IWMW will be included available on your Twitter account.
- Have tweets from 'iwmw' automatically delivered to your mobile phone via SMS.
- Follow the hastags Twitter id and use '#iwnw2008' in your tweets.
This will mean that tweets will be aggregated with others containing the same tag.
Use of Twitter at IWMW 2008 is being provided primarily to evaluate use of a
microblogging application as a communications tool which can be used to deliver
brief messages to a mobile phone.
RSS Feed for IWMW Twitter Account
The IWMW Twitter account has an
which you can add to your RSS reader. The RSS feed is embedded below.
Searching For Tweets About IWMW 2008
You way wish to search for Twitter posts ('tweets') about the IWMW 2008 event.
The following search tools are available:
In addition to these links an RSS feed of tweets
was obtained on 25 July 2008.
- The IWMW Twitter account will be used to deliver official communications
related to the IWMW 2008 event.
- Numbers of Posts
- In order to minimise the numbers of SMS messages received by people who have
chosen to have messages delivered to their mobile phone we will keep the Twitter
messages to a minimum. We do not expect to send more than one message per day prior
to the event, although more messages may be sent if necessary during the event itself.
- Quality of Service
- The Twitter service is based on a number of third party services. UKOLN cannot
accept responsibility for delays or failures for twitter posts to be delivered.