“A bit more please, these one liners of yours are starting to look like blogspam.” That was a putdown comment on my blog posts. It hurt. I thought I was doing readers a favor, posting comments that I picked up from presentations at a 2005 Educause event. I posted meaty little things such as
- Students use email to talk to old people
- Most of us teachers are digital immigrants
- If most students do their best work midnight to 4am, why don’t we schedule classes then?
- Most truths are one-liners. That’s why we have 14-18 week terms. It takes time and paychecks to explain truth beyond itself.
I no longer hurt for what I did. In 2005 we had no Twitter. Twitter is the perfect app for one-liners, true or not. Had Twitter existed, I would have used it. Without options, I did what I could to share moments from the conference.
I’m delighted that blogspam now has an outlet. Should you care tpeek, I now tweet.