Social media is a powerful tool for professional development, it helps to connect you to people all around the world and the best way you can develop professionally is by learning from your peers.
Outlined here are some resources to help you see how you can use social media for professional development and also for developing your online identity for career progression.
I have run workshops as part of an HR professional development offer or a team away day, one such example can be viewed here.
How to follow conversations and conferences on Twitter
In this video I show you how you can follow conversations through hashtags on Twitter using a website called twitterfall.com. This is by no means the only way to follow conversations on Twitter, but in my opinion, it is one of the best tools for doing it.
I used screenr.com to create this screencast – I really recommend it for creating short screencasts.