Twitter Expert Connect Reflection
My Twitter Expert Connect Project consisted of me following a few experts in a psychology domain focused on the development of children’ or teen’ brains and how that growth is affected by your surroundings and friends. The experts I followed are ; @djgraves, @tachick_APpsych, @danibev2349, @battenLRHS, @PHSAPpsych, @MsMontagnon, @BethelAPPsych, @PreblePsych, @DontBeAFreud, @mscac. Each person that was chosen – that is on this list – was chosen based on a certain criteria. These 10 teachers / tutors seemed to be perfect for this type of project – they’re account was active and they seemed to be pretty specialized in the topic. I requested information such as “which is more influential : your friends as a teenager or the early education you got as a child” – or “do the stars you idolize as a teen influence you more than the education you got as a child”. I changed my questions accordingly to what the person seemed to post and argue, talk or analyze on his tweets. Before every question, I approached the person with a greeting such as “good evening”, or just by presenting myself very shortly. Following this, I either shortly explained the context of this question or I directly asked it – depending on how long the introduction or greeting was. My Genius Hour project is focused on which parenting style is more effective. My Twitter Connect being more focused on the relationship between the parental influence and the teenager’s surroundings influence, I could go into how each parental education type influences how the child reacts (in the future) when confronted with situations where he is given a choice of either being what his parents taught him to be – or follow the mob.
Reflection on the process
I did not receive any response and I am still waiting on it. I did not receive a follow back, nor did I receive any assistance. No conversations were therefore started and I do not believe this process is very effective – at least it was not for me. Why? I think just searching up what you want to get is a better solution or contacting experts by other means would have worked way better. I like the idea of using Social Media as a tool for school, but I personally believe there are many others that are easier to use.