Perhaps this has been making the round?

On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 1:51 PM, Gail Guth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> *Hi! I saw Carol Creech's post **about the TwitterStorm and wanted to joi**n
> in, but I confess to being substantially Twitterilliterate. I contacted
> Kapi Monoy**io**s, our Social Media Guru** (basically I said HELP ME!!)**.
> A**nd, since I figured I wasn't the only one, we ended up creating this
> "Handbook for the Twitterilliterate**". I just posted a Tweet, so it can
> be done!! Jump in, the artwork on display is amazing!!*
> *Pocket Handbook for the Twitterilliterate*
> During the first week of March, the Twittersphere becomes an orgy of
> science-related art as the Scientific American Symbiartic blogging team
> (consisting of Glendon Mellow, Kalliopi Monoyios, and Katie McKissick) lead
> the charge for their annual #sciart tweetstorm. To join the Tweetstorm,
> just post an image (watermark it!) and include in your Tweet #SciArt, and
> any other #keywords that apply (#botanical, #watercolor -- these will
> spread your Tweet to relevant conversations as well as the Tweetstorm).
> Some brave GNSI members took the opportunity to see what Twitter was all
> about with varying degrees of satisfaction. If you're still scratching your
> head about what all the Twitter fuss is about, this article is for you.
> So what exactly is Twitter? Perhaps you have the impression that it's a
> way for you to update everyone who cares (is that nobody?) about what you
> had for breakfast, who just flipped you off in the parking lot, why you
> desperately need a coffee, etc. If that's your impression, I don't blame
> you for ignoring it! But maybe you've heard friends and colleagues who
> appear slightly more "in-the-know" when it comes to social media wax poetic
> about the power of Twitter. You trust these folks and are intrigued, but
> good grief, is it just another instant messaging thingie? A group texting
> tool? A Facebook wannabe with the weird constraint of 140 characters?
> I like to think of Twitter as a personalized newsfeed. To use it
> effectively you never even have to post, but it can link you into a world
> of information that will (frankly) make your brain hurt... in a good way.
> By carefully choosing who you follow - both people and conversations - you
> can expand your perspective and become aware of a much broader array of
> information than if you relied on the two or three publications you likely
> go to on your own. Here is what I suggest:
> 1. Open a Twitter account.
> 2. Start following people. Not sure how to find them? Try these for
> starters:
> GNSI members on Twitter (created by the GNSI)
> Science Artists on Twitter (created by the Symbiartic blogging team)
> 3. Follow conversations using hashtags that interest you. Simply search
> for these on and every post that contains the particular
> hashtag you entered will show up. From there, you can find more people to
> follow, if you care to. You can just as easily follow no one and just tune
> into conversations around hashtags. Relevant hashtags to start with
> include:  #sciart, #scicomm, #bioart, #biology, #evolution, #botany, #stem,
> #stemtosteam
> Using these three simple steps, you'll find you get pinged around the web
> to publications you like but never think to visit, you'll find viewpoints
> different than your own that help you out of the echochamber of your go-to
> news & opinion sites. If you are in search of like-minded artists, you'll
> find them and be able to connect. If you're hoping to get noticed by
> scientists whose research you'd ultimately like to be a part of, you can
> find them, follow them and ideally interact with them. Used intelligently,
> Twitter is a tool like no other. Get on it and get busy!
> *thank you, Kapi!! *
> --
> Gail Guth
> Guth Illustration & Design
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> Battle Creek, MI  49014-5076
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