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Twitter Team

Derek Bruff (@derekbruff) is heading up the conference Twitter team this year. Look for tweets from him and the rest of the team throughout the conference. Also on the team:
  • Dakin Burdick (@dakinburdick), Endicott College
  • Jim Julius (@jjulius), San Diego State University
  • Kevin Johnston (@MSUTAP), Michigan State University
  • Natasha Haugnes & Jennifer Russell (@aaufd), Academy of Art University
  • Eli Collins-Brown (@podnetwork), Chair-Elect of ECRC, Methodist College of Nursing
  • Bridget Arend (@CTLatDU), University of Denver
  • Francine Glazer (@NYITctl), New York Institute of Technology
If you're on Twitter and would like to tweet during the conference, please include the conference hashtag, #POD10.  Thanks!

Summary of #POD10 Tweets

As of Tuesday, November 9, 2010, the #POD10 Twitter stream consisted of...
  • 1067 individual tweets and retweets (vs. 535 or so tweets in 2009)
  • 115 individual Twitter users (vs. 29 individuals in 2009)
The entire Twitter stream is available for those interested in viewing individual tweets or conducting their own analyses.

The top 20 tweeters are listed here:

Rank
Twitter Handle
Name or Institution
 # of Tweets
On Twitter Team?
1
@derekbruff Derek Bruff
155Yes
2
@scastriotta
Sue Castriotta
98

3
@jjulius
Jim Julius
93
Yes
4
@NYITctl
NY Institute of Technology
78
Yes
5
@OFEUNF
Univ. of North Florida
69
 
6
@amcollier
Amy Collier
64
 
7
@agozuna
Arturo Ozuna
57
 
8
@_jenruss
Jen Russell
31
Yes
9
@gobman
Jenny Darrow
25
 
10
@jessielmoore
Jessie L. Moore
21
 
10
@dakinburdick
Dakin Burdick
21
Yes
12
@jiglover
Jake Glover
17
 
12
@bridgetarend
Bridget Arend
17
Yes
12
@FDerNMH
Natasha Haugnes
17
Yes
15
@txwescetl
Texas Wesleyan Univ.
16
 
16
@podnetwork
POD Network
15
Yes
17
@Bio_prof
Ana Maria Barral
14
 
18
@coacheproject
COACHE Project
13
 
19
@holleymatt
Matt Holley
12
 
20
@gsiering
Greg Siering
11
 

Word Cloud - Without #POD10, but with Twitter Handles

The word clouds below were created using the free Web service Wordle.

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Word Cloud - Without #POD10 or Twitter Handles

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For comparison, here's the word cloud from the 2009 conference (again without the hashtag or Twitter handles):


Observations:
  • Faculty were front-and-center in both years, with "learning" right behind.
  • Keynote-related tweets were popular both years (see "Huber" and "generation" in 2009, "Hurtado" and "Renn" in 2010).
  • "Students" was used more frequently in 2010 than in 2009.
  • "Research," on the other hand, was used much more frequently in 2009 than in 2010.
  • Tweets about individual session facilitators ("Nilson," "Huston," "Todd") were somewhat more popular in 2010.
  • The "Revolution or Evolution?" session facilitated by Bruff, Harapnuik, and Julius used its own hashtag, #RevOrEv, which is seen prominently in the 2010 word cloud.  The 2009 conference didn't feature a popular session-specific hashtag.
What observations do you have? Feel free to add them using the comments tool below. Thanks!


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