Over the past few days I noticed a surge in twitter followers. As in previous years I spotted they appeared to be coming from Stockton University. Today when I followed a group, one immediately responded with
👋🏼 @vanschaijik Thanks for the follow!— Mason (@masonstockedu) September 29, 2019
I was then able to direct message Mason and ask, how come I was being followed by students from the university.
Here was his response: “Hi! There is a class where we are learning how to create PLN and other global learning techniques! I also believe your Twitter header is in our textbook and your page is a great one to follow!”
I asked for a screen shot of the page and straight away, it was the entry from ‘The Global Educator’ by @JulieLindsay
Aw such a small world.
Mason shared the hashtag they were tweeting with #GEN2108.
So of course I responded with a shout out.
Shout out to my new twitter buddy @masonstockedu #GEN2108 course at Stockton University. 😍 to you all on the course reading the chapter from @julielindsay book ‘The Global Educator’. #EdChatNZ teachers -show some love. Mason -Check out #EdBlogNZ https://t.co/aETQ3s5bM4— Sonya #SOLOTaxonomy (@vanschaijik) September 29, 2019
To be honest, the discussion made my day. This past year, I have been feeling a tad disconnected from twitter especially after losing wikispaces. This past month I had felt really disconnected when I received the youtube message that I am no longer able to live stream a Google Hangout. So yes tools come and go, but human connections is what helps keep us grounded.