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Joys of Twitter

I’ve been twittering for about a month now. I like it a lot more than I imagined I would. Here’s why:

  • Twitter is much more intimate than blogging
  • Twitter is more immediate than blogging, particularly in feedback and continuing conversation
  • It is like IMing without knowing that someone is listening — but lots of people are
  • You get to chose who you follow, even if you don’t know them — which is different, of course, than facebook
  • Most of all, I love the serendipity of it. People find me after the first use of a word they are interested in … eg. Okanagan
  • I am so very pleased at the professional and personal connections I’ve already made.

    I get the criticisms — ‘no one cares about just anyone taking out the garbage’ — but I realize now that you might care about the mundane in the lives of the people you know and care about. As in most things, the context of your conversation is key. Often, the conversations are more substantial than household garbage anyway.

    I am on twitter at: tadmcilwraith. Please let me know where I can follow you.

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    1. Thomas McIlwraith on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 9:47 am

      My reflections on a month of twittering: http://tinyurl.com/qbca85

    2. Thomas McIlwraith on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 4:47 pm

      My reflections on a month of twittering: http://tinyurl.com/qbca85