Thursday, November 11, 2010

My new commitment

Hey all!  It's Kristin posting.  Sorry we've taken a short blog-bbatical!  We're really still here, just got a little swamped for a sec.

I got a comment from one of you (thanks Brenda!) recommending an /r/ program when I asked for help with that neighbor kid's /r/'s.  I went to research it a bit on Twitter and realized I am missing out on this whole SLP twitter world out there.  Bob, you are obviously totally SLPeeps savvy, but I am now jealous and I want to be a part of it.

Yes, I have a twitter account, but I don't really use it.  I don't fully understand how Twitter works, but I'm sure I'll figure it out.  (Examples:  Why do people's twitter names have the @ symbols and how does that help you find the person, as opposed to just searching for them without the @?  Why can you only see fractions of conversations, even when you expand them on the right?  Etc.)

Well, I am going to post and check my Twitter account at least 3X/week.  I am going to post about SLP stuff and if you wanna follow me its apparently @ and then my name kristinm333.  :) 

Hope to see you there.  Hope we can get good ideas from each other.  And for heaven's sake- we need blog comments.  Come say hi or add your 2 cents or something!



  1. Hi! I just added you on Twitter! The @ by people's names is when you want to mention someone in public/direct a message their way in public. So I could type: I was talking to @JohnDoe about #dysphagia today. The pound sign makes something a "hash tag", and you can set Twitter to follow certain hash tags. I recommend following #slpeeps!

    Good luck!

  2. I don't know about Twitter at all. Let me know how you like it. I haven't been interested, but maybe I should check it out.

  3. Well, @zealousidler pretty much covered it. But 3 times a week might not cut it, he he. Some of are twitter junkies, leaving twitter on in the back ground at any computer or phone we're on. Recently the #slpeeps tag has exploded. We're finding new SLPs every day. Its getting to the point where if you have a question some one on twitter has an answer. Heck just today we had a discussion about preschool language tests. We've also created a vast supply of shared resources that we store through google documents. We're becoming a force to be reckoned with.

  4. Hmmm, thanks @zealousidler. So how do I follow those hashtags?? I've been on Twitter for like a half hour. I even read the beginners' tutorial but still can't figure it out.
    And in case someone can answer this too- when I find an interesting tweet that is obviously part of a bigger conversation, I click the little arrow to expand it but often I get lots of random other stuff in the expansion and not necessarily the pertinent convo. Advice??

  5. Bob- I just tweeted you and then read this comment from you (replied to the other one first). For reals, the more I piddle around Twitter the more questions crop up. Help! Really, let's do dinner.

  6. Hey, I recently found your blog through SpeechTechie's blog. In my never-ending quest to avoid Twitter, could you please link your Twitter posts to your newly formed Facebook page. I have nothing against Twitter itself, I just don't feel it is not necessary to check multiple sites to acquire all the knowledge that is out there in this world. Thanks!

  7. Kristin- I am apparently much more twitter inept then you are. I can't figure out how to access the SLP goal bank or access slpeeps... I've done little more than create an account successfully. Any chance I can get connected to the goal bank another way?
    Love the blog by the way! So fun to check in on periodically!

  8. Kirsten, can you read this message? Sorry for the delay, but since I don't see a Google or Blogger profile for you, I haven't known how to contact you! If you're on Twitter message me. Or email us (side bar). Bob, do you see her on Twitter? I'm too Twitter clueless to figure it out.