How do I start tweeting?

If you don’t have a Twitter account, go to twitter.com to set one up. The only way to get comfortable using twitter is to start using it. You are free to setup an account you will only use with this class if you are uncomfortable with using your regular account.

@soc334 is the twitter account that I will be using to send reminders, make announcements, share links, and provide clues for scavenger hunts throughout the semester. You can respond to my tweets and also retweet them. The hashtag for the course is #technologyandsociety. Adding hashtag(s) to your tweet allows you to connect with others and start a conversation. ┬áMake sure to click on “Follow soc334” button under the tweet updates so that you are notified when I tweet. There are several twitter clients for your smartphone and computers. I’ve used both the official Twitter apps and Tweetdeck in the past without issue. You can also always just use the twitter website. Whatever option you choose, make sure you check the feed regularly so you don’t miss anything.

If you have questions or comments, please post them below.

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How do I start blogging?

Here’s what you need to do to start blogging:

Step 1: You will receive an e-mail from Soc334 Technology and Society that says: “sinemsyh has invited you to author┬áSoc334 Technology and Society. As an author you will be able to publish and edit your own posts as well as upload media.”

Step 2: If you already have wordpress account, then once you click on “Accept Invitation” button, the link should take you to the course site. If you don’t have a wordpress account, then you need to open one by visiting http://www.wordpress.com. After opening an account, go back to the e-mail and click “Accept Invitation”.

Step 3: Once you are logged in, you can click on “new post” tab on the left top corner of the page, OR you can click on your username on the right top corner of the page, and then select the blog (you will see the blog name as the last thing listed under your username) and then click “New Post”. Make sure to tag your posts so that it is easy to find information on the site. The tag cloud appears on the right side column.

If you have questions or comments, please post them below.