Pet rocks and fire hoses

I participated in my first #lrnchat session on Twitter this afternoon. I found it difficult to cope with the volume of information coming in – hence the allusion to fire hoses in the title. While I was composing my next 140 characters of wit and wisdom, 27 messages would scroll by! But I did discover Tweetchat.

There were some stand out moments such as the comparison of Google Wave (topical on the day) with Pet Rocks1 and the comic reflection on the Twitter chat experience: “I once was lost, but now, profound.” Both gems came from @Dave_Ferguson as it happens.

The nice people of lrnchat.com have already posted the transcript, so at least there’s a record and proof that I didn’t just lurk. Thanks to @c4lpt for the initial invitation and the encouragement. I’ll try to be back!

BTW does LOL mean what I think it means?


1 As a European, a British European at that, the allusion to Pet Rocks went over my head. Thank goodness for Wikipedia.

Author: cpjobling

Senior lecturer, College of Engineering, Swansea University