Talk about timing! Twittering Tips for Beginners

January 15, 2009

Posted to wackomedia by:  Bob Allen

Twittering Tips for Beginners
by David Pogue, in the New York Times

… I’ll admit that, for the longest time, I was exasperated by the Twitter hype. Like the world needs ANOTHER ego-massaging, social-networking time drain? Between e-mail and blogs and Web sites and Facebook and chat and text messages, who on earth has the bandwidth to keep interrupting the day to visit a Web site and type in, “I’m now having lunch”? And to read the same stuff being broadcast by a hundred other people?”

… In the end, my impression of Twitter was right and wrong. Twitter IS a massive time drain. It IS yet another way to procrastinate, to make the hours fly by without getting work done, to battle for online status and massage your own ego.

But it’s also a brilliant channel for breaking news, asking questions, and attaining one step of separation from public figures you admire. No other communications channel can match its capacity for real-time, person-to-person broadcasting.

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One Response to “Talk about timing! Twittering Tips for Beginners”

  1. mpfinneran Says:

    Thanks Bob!


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