I hope you’ll join me at a combined #engchat & #sschat next Monday at 7 PM EST. It’s called #engsschat, and the topic will be broad — “Teaching social studies and English to English Language Learners.” Melissa Seideman will be my co-host.
Here are some resources on how to participate in a Twitter Chat:
I periodically post places to find resources that are supposedly the “most popular” of something or other. I might or might not agree with the criteria used to determine that popularity, but I nevertheless find some useful pieces of information.
Last month, Twitter unfortunately killed-off RSS feeds for users of the service. Subscribing to your own Twitter feed is a great way to archive your tweets and make them searchable through whatever RSS Reader you’re using. Of course, now that Google Reader, too, has been killed-off, most of the other readers available right now don’t have a search feature. However, most are promising to deliver that ability soon.
Even though Twitter doesn’t provide an RSS feed for your tweets, there’s a new site that’s been created to do just that. Go to RSS 4 Twitter, type in your Twitter user name (or, for that matter, any user name) and you’re immediately given an RSS feed. Add it to your RSS Reader and your tweets will start showing up there. RSS 4 Twitter will also create a feed for a hashtag.
I’m not sure how new this is, but it’s certainly new to me. I just went to my Twitter profile and saw a message saying Embed Your Timeline In Your Website. I clicked on it and it took me to my settings under widgets. After one click I got the code for a widget, which I have put on my sidebar and shows my timeline. Is this brand new, or have I just missed it earlier?