Fortunately the world of education has many great people on Twitter. Unfortunately, there are a handful of PLN Posers that are misrepresenting who they are as an educators, taking unnecessary cheap shots at good people, and quite frankly making the vibrant educational world look bad. In our book 140 Twitter Tips for Educators, we speak to the many creative ways that educators can leverage the power of Twitter to enhance their effectiveness. On the flip side of this, there are some steps you can take so that a few bad apples don’t get in your way of enjoying the many fruits of Twitter and having a powerful PLN. Here a four ways to eliminate PLN Posers on Twitter...
1. Unfollow - Sends a message to the poser that you don’t appreciate the nonsense they are bringing to Twitter
2. Block - Completely drops the person out of your Twitter stream
3. Report - Alerts Twitter headquarters that you mean business and gives them insight on why a person should have Twitter privledges revoked
4. Mute - Drowns our a person from your Twitter feed in a nice sort of way
Simply open the Twitter app, click on settings, select your option, and the rest is history! You will have a whole new outlook on life and provide yourself with a spam free scroll of Twitter.
Don’t let a PLN Poser ruin your Twitter experience as an educator. This only impacts your effectiveness and ability to promote the success of students.