Monday, January 30, 2012

Tweeting, flashing and something else.....

Monday, 30th January
          Pity I didn`t know how to use wiki when I started  this course. (But then again, I didn`t know many other things either.)  I could have recorded all my misfortunes as they were happening to me. So to change it, and to return to the true meaning of the word logbook,  I will write here about my first tweet meeting, which happened yesterday.
          First of all, I did have an account even before BaW but I used it only for direct messages to my friend Natasa and nobody else. And yesterday, quarter of an hour late for the beginning, I jumped into the conversation Bawers had already started.  The messages were flashing and disappearing quickly, I was trying to at least decipher them as half of each message was not in English at all (they were in symbols and codes).
          After five minutes I dared to send a tweet myself. It was something like Hello I am here! Can you see me? Surprisingly it did appear among other messages, but it looked so misplaced! Everybody else was talking about tools they use in the classroom and I was checking the connection! Really funny! At that moment I decided not to tweet anymore!
          Another pitfall for me was the fact that I don`t use any tools in the classroom. (Never have but will definitely. Actually, I won`t use them  in the classroom but OUT of the classroom!). Therefore I had nothing to say to other tweeterers (I haven`t checked this word out).
           And then Marijana sent a tweet `Can the newbies follow us?` Ha, I thought to myself, this is my moment. So I quickly and carefully typed the answer - I kind of can but do not use tools in the classroom. Hope to use. And sent it! So again after enormous number of tweets mine appeared, totally unrelated to anything miles around it. This was not funny, this time it was hilarious!
           I felt like in a conversation where a group of  philosophers discussed the meaning of life  and one particularly frivolous girl kept interrupting with  comments on  Lady Gaga`s outfit. Only  in this conversation I was the party breaker.
          To conclude, I spoke little, but in  the wrong place and at the wrong time. However, I learnt a lot! I realised people use the button `Reply` when they want to reply to somebody! Great! Then the beginning of a message shows the person you are replying to! Even better! Also, the links are not the original ones but coded versions. Anything else? Well, Rome wasn`t built in one day!


  1. Oh, how true your tales are! I was wandering round the same maze of Tweets! We made it out,though, and are still here! And I'm pleased to be travelling with you.

  2. Dear Catherine, thanks a lot for your friendly comment! It`s always nice to know you are not alone travelling though the unknown. And or course, the pleasure is all mine :)!