Send a tweet like this: I nominate @username for a Shorty Award in #category
because... [add reason here].
Some categories honor the best photos, videos or links, rather than people. For those
categories, use a URL instead of a Twitter name, like this: I nominate
http://instagram.com/example for a Shorty Award in #category because... [add reason
Be creative with the reason. A tweet without a reason for the nomination will not be
You can make up your own categories by changing the hashtag.
Certain categories have special rules or different ways of voting. Check each category page
ESL Library is a resource site for teachers who teach English as a second language to teens and adults. We believe that teaching a language can only be effective if the students are passionate about and interested in the content of the lesson. Our team develops English lesson plans with subjects that truly connect with our everyday lives, and which are bound to provoke and encourage classroom debate and discussion among all students. Our lessons focus on local and global issues. They examine political, environmental, and social concerns, and honor artistic and scientific leaders who have influenced or helped shape our world. ESL Library is used by over 7,000 universities, high schools, and private language schools in more than 100 countries. We launched in 2002. We’re a team of just four people, and we love every minute of what we do.
Yes, we have unfollowed negative people in our industry who have turned out to be spammy.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Using an egg as your profile picture.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
We've met many teachers face-to-face at conferences after tweeting with them for years. Tweet ups are a lot of fun. Hashtags help!
How do you or your organization use social media? What makes your use unique?
ESL Library uses social media to connect with educators around the world. Engaging socially with teachers and learners inspires us to create resources that are in high demand. We also use social media to stay informed about trends and changes in our world. Our social media director, Tara Benwell, is our head writer and an online English language teacher. Tara adds a personal touch to our social media accounts by responding to education-based queries, sharing teaching tips, and getting to know the ELT community. Our editor Tanya Trusler and creative director Robyn Shesterniak play key roles in our social media strategy as well. Regardless of how short a status update may be, we understand the importance of visual appeal and accuracy. We’re living and learning tweet by tweet, comment by comment–always focusing on engagement rather than numbers.