Today was an experiment that seemed to mostly work. I often teach “Intro to Social Media” workshops in Church settings. Today, with the Louisiana Interchurch Council Board, I experimented with teaching people how to tweet using a paper template. I figured that folks from a paper generation would be more comfortable drafting their #FirstTweet by hand and then could begin to imagine actually tweeting. It mostly worked. People got the hang of #hashtags and @handles. If you want to try it in your own setting, here’s a template of 140 character Practice Tweet. If you use it, let me know how it goes!
Teaching Twitter skeptics, a template