When I started this topic I came with an open mind but I must say the article Twitter is Studpid. (until you realize…) described me to a T. Who cares what you had for dinner! It opened my eyes to establishing a purely professional network (hence my title) that I may get much more out of and enjoy.
I began with lurking (which sounded kind of creepy) on Twitter, but did not feel I was connecting with as many resources as I hoped. I already had a twitter account but I only used it for notifying parents when I updated my website. So I started using it in a totally different way. I started following a few accounts. I found that it takes and incredibly long time to truly find accounts that interested me. Having hashtags explained help me find a few good nuggets. I still have not posted anything myself except for a retweet.
I am not ready to use Twitter with my class but am looking forward to continuing to build a professional network.