This past Thursday, I participated in a Sask Ed Chat on Twitter with my classmates in EDTC 400. I have only participated in one of these before for another class, but it had been a while and I actually forgot what to expect. I found it to be very easy to miss a question and responses moved quickly at times, but overall it was an interesting way to connect with other educators. Because of my aversion to social media that I have previously mentioned, I have decided to answer all blog prompts completely honestly and will say that I did feel nervous when tweeting responses. I found that I was worried that I was spamming the feed of my followers who are not in the class. Not only that, but I was constantly nervous that my responses were not good enough, but had to post them to pass the course.
Once again completely honestly I still do not plan on actively using Twitter after this course, but I can see myself browsing Twitter to find stories and articles related to education and mathematics. I do not see myself sharing stories or tweeting on my own. I like that I am able to network and connect with other educators on Twitter, but I am always hesitant because of how public every interaction is. I think that this is an unhealthy mindset to have, but it could be possible that growing up on social media has turned me away from it altogether.
I think that the idea of likes on posts is part of what ruined social media for me. If a post does not get enough likes I am the type of person who may just delete the post. This worry caused me to feel too nervous to even post in the first place. I do want to work on having confidence online, but it is something that would take a lot of time.