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Liking Other Tweets; Curate a Library and Grow your PLN Simultaneously!

Liking others tweets is a great way to grow your PLN, since you are expressing a mutual interest in the content that has been tweeted. Simultaneously you are curating a collection of tweets and resources that you can revisit in the "Likes" section of your profile. I like to think of my "likes" as a place that I can visit to find strategies and resources that I've, for lack of a different term, liked and want to use in the future. See how below:

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