Back in late 2007, when Twitter was first coming on line, Eduflack thought it was one of the most ridiculous formats I had seen. Who could communicate anything of value in just 140 characters? And who would want to read such communications?
Of course, I was terribly wrong. As 2009 started, I was forced to embrace Twitter, primarily because I had a number of organizations I was advising on social media and it seemed wrong to counsel them on Tweeting when I wasn’t doing it myself. So I invested in the process. The @Eduflack Twitter feed was launched. And I’ve truly come to love it.
I entered the Twitter-sphere with a particular purpose. I wasn’t going to use it to opine or be snarky (that’s what this blog is for). Instead, I was to use Twitter to share all of those news articles, opinion pieces, research studies, projects, and events that I found interesting, but may not be able to blog about. By taking this just-the-facts approach, and focusing only on education issues (instead of my personal issues), I like to think I’ve built something. And my followers seem to think so to.
I realize, though, that no everyone has time to sift through countless Tweets to find the education ones between those from Charlie Sheen and Lady Gaga. So I’m happy to announce the launch of The Eduflack Daily. Through the terrific paper.li application, I’m able to launch a daily online newspaper that focuses on the top education stories found in the education posts I make and feeds I follow. The Eduflack Daily comes out seven days a week, and you can subscribe to it so it is delivered to your email box each and every day, requiring zero actual effort (other than opening or deleting the email).
So if you want to see what those 6,000+ folks who follow @Eduflack are looking at, sign up for The Eduflack Daily. Happy reading!