How often do you see a tweet that raises an eyebrow? Perhaps something that makes you wonder what the person is talking about. In the early days of Twitter, it was nearly impossible to keep track of a conversation on Twitter. Now, however, it’s much easier. You can click on the little conversation link below the tweet if it’s part of a longer conversation. If you something piques your interest or makes you wonder what the person is talking about. I encourage you to dig a little deeper.
Earlier today, I saw a tweet that intrigued me. George Couros, tweeted a response to something that made me curious.
I wondered what wowed George. I viewed the entire conversation, which started with a question from Dean Shareski.
One response, the one George was referring to, brought me to a site I’ve never see before. One that brought on the same reaction to me as it did George.
The site shared, nohomophobes.com, tracks the number of time homophobic language is used on Twitter. In fact, the tweets, and the person tweeting, are shown on the site. This is a powerful site to show students.
I would have never found this site if I hadn’t expanded the entire conversation that included two people I follow and one I didn’t. In the future, if a tweet looks interesting, there’s probably more to the story. Do a little digging, you just might find something you weren’t even looking for.