23 Seldom-Used Ideas for Utilizing Twitter Lists


If you’ve read any lists on Twitter tips, whether for beginners or for experts, you’ve likely come across the common advice to use Twitter lists.

Twitter lists are useful, helpful, and effective for managing and optimizing your Twitter experience. There’s also a number of unique ways to go about them.

I researched the topic and found 23 popular and outside-the-box ideas for what to do with your Twitter list. See what I learned in the post below, and add your favorite uses in the comments.

NLafferty's insight:
It's worth having a look at Howard Rheingold's comment on this post where he mentions that he suggests to his students creating Twitter lists and then using Paper.li to create a briefing around the topic or network. It's not something I've done but sounds like an effective way to curate #FOAMed resources insights to students and trainees.

You don’t get openness for nothing


Now, I think all articles should be open access anyway, but I think if you are doing any research in the field of open education (MOOCs, OA, OER, open data, etc), then as soon as you start doing that research you are morally obliged to publish results open access. I don't care which method (although if Green route, make it easy to find). You only get to do that research (even if you are critical of it) because others have been open. You are therefore beholden to reciprocate in a like manner. If you don't want to, or feel that the journal you are targeting isn't OA, then choose another subject area.

NLafferty's insight:
This isn't about #FOAMed as such but think Martin Weller's point is one for us to consider. If we are going to be publishing research papers about #FOAMed we should be making the effort to publish them in open access journals.

53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts


In social media, we're all increasingly thinking about visual content. But there's one question we get asked quite often: Where can you find free, good quality images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?...

NLafferty's insight:
This is a great list of free images sources, some of which I"ve not come across before, well worth checking out.