I have been using Twitter throughout the semester as my PLN. While taking intro to IDS last year, I barely touched my twitter. I never went on, never used it, and certainly never shared anything. I knew that I wanted that to change this semester. I was skeptical adding yet another social media platform to me everyday scrolling, but I’m glad I did. I follow a lot of environmental societies, naturalists, and just people like me who have a lot of passion for animals and conservation. While not all my tweets have something to do with my major, most of them do. I enjoyed posting pictures of birds I’ve held and share current conservation news with all of my 12 followers.
I am hoping that I’ll keep up with my PLN after graduation. Since conservation is something that I genuinely enjoy, I will definitely still be posting and sharing as often as I can be. I think even at this point all my followers know me for has been posting about science and birds! Fitting, since all I have in my bio is “bird girl”. I want to spread the word about hoe cool birds and conservation are, so I’m hoping that I get a little bit more of a following at some point so I’m able to share my passion with more people who appreciate science.
I also really want to keep sharing my adventures in conservation ecology with who ever is willing to follow me on my journey. Since I follow a lot of environmental accounts, I have been able to keep up pretty well with any current conservation news. If I read something that sparks my interest, I will share it in hopes that others will find it equally intriguing. I am really glad that I kept up with my PLN this semester. I have learned a lot from the accounts I follow and it’s been really cool to interact with fellow scientists. I will try my best to keep up with it and will definitely be more inclined to do so if I get a job involving field work because I would love to share what I do with others.
I will continue my work as “that bird girl” and continue to spread knowledge and information to my followers about everything there is to know about conservation and the importance of conserving the natural world!