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Ask Kapi! She wrote this up in response to my pitiful cries for HELP!!!, 
and we want to post it on the GNSI website as well.

Gail






On 3/4/16 12:20 PM, Deborah Shaw wrote:
> This is marvelous! I had been thinking I should be writing something 
> like this up for our local botanical artists guild members, many who 
> are Twitterilliterate. Is it possible for me to get permission to post 
> this as a guest article (with full credit of course!) on our blog?
>
> Thank you!
>
> Deb
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> Deborah B. Shaw
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>> On Mar 4, 2016, at 5:50 AM, Barbara Hayford <[log in to unmask] 
>> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>>
>> Perhaps this has been making the round?
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/biodivlibrary/sets/72157662014417893
>>
>> On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 1:51 PM, Gail Guth <[log in to unmask] 
>> <mailto:[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 Twitter.com <http://Twitter.com> 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
>>     139 Lathrop Avenue
>>     Battle Creek, MI  49014-5076
>>     269-963-1311 <tel:269-963-1311>
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