Earlier today, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars came together for our very last meeting of the year. NSCS is a club that I take part in. It is a group that distinguishes itself on academics, community service and leadership. At today’s meeting, we discussed future plans for next year, overviewed everything that we did this school year and were introduced to our new executive board members for the next school year.
For my class I had to tweet during the event, something I had never done. Although many people tweet during events all the time, it was not something I enjoyed. It was interesting to try it and report on everything that was going on, but I found it to almost be a hassle. I had to try and come up with a somewhat interesting tweet while paying attention to what was going on. Needless to say, listening to my thoughts and what the speaker was saying was rather difficult.
Not only was it hard to do, but also I felt rude the every time I pulled out my phone to send a tweet. I can see how it would be okay for someone, like a reporter, to tweet during live events, but as an active member I felt that it would be more important for me to listen to the speaker than to inform non-members about the event. The main reason I feel this way is because one must be invited into the group, so it is not like it was an event that anyone could have attended.
For more information on The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, visit http://www.nscs.org.