The Social Media Experiment Was a Success

I believe the social media experiment was a success. However, there were a few of my tweets that didn’t seem to make it to the twitter page. I’m not sure why and I will try to figure it out. Following the meeting, I realized Dr. Kayrell’s closing remarks didn’t make it into the Twitter history so I re-tweeted and still the tweet wasn’t posted. 

I hope to be tweeting from the other district functions I attend in the future. I have another Twitter account, OurFocusOurKids, which will be more appropriate for district activities. This way you won’t have to filter through all my Disneyland tweets. You are welcome to follow my personal account but I think we can use the OurFocusOurKids specifically for the BUSD info. I will get a hash tag for this account. I will have this in place before the next board meeting March 9th and the Budget Review Committee on March 12th. Check back here to get the hash tag. 

This hash tag will enable anyone to post tweets and follow these tweets through this account. You will only need to follow the OurFocusOurKids to follow all the tweets. In order  to send tweets to this account all you have to do is include the hash tag in your tweets. This is relatively new to me so it will take me a little time to figure this out. I invite anyone else attending district meetings or functions to reference this hash tag in their tweets for all of us to follow.

 Below is a description of what hash tags are and how to use them; I took this from the following link: 

http://www.techforluddites.com/2009/02/the-twitter-hash-tag-what-is-it-and-how-do-you-use-it.html

The Twitter Hash Tag: What Is It and How Do You Use It?

Once you've started using Twitter, it won't take long before you come across what's known as a hash tag. That's when you see something in a tweet that has a # prefix. (The # is a hash symbol, hence the term hash tag or hashtag.) For example, if you've seen tweets related to the recent U.S. government stimulus bill, you may have noticed some of them had #stimulus in them.

It took me a while to wrap my head around what the purpose of this thing was but, once I "got it," I realized it's not as complicated as it seems. A hash tag is simply a way for people to search for tweets that have a common topic. For example, if you search on #LOST (or #Lost or #lost, because it's not case-sensitive), you'll get a list of tweets related to the TV show. What you won't get are tweets that say "I lost my wallet yesterday" because "lost" isn't preceded by the hash tag.