I recently posted a playful message about Twitter. As the statement at the right says, Uncle Lester is blogging to learn about social media. I have been hearing and reading about Twitter, so I wanted to introduce a discussion about it in More With Les. I learned most of what I know about Twitter from reading Allan Jenkins’ blog, Desirable Roasted Coffee. He has covered it in many interesting posts. Now, he has contributed to my post “BlogTwitter” with his typical humor and formidable powers of observation.
From what I understand about Twitter (which is very little really), it seems to me that just because you can, why would you? Who really cares what I am doing at 0920 today? Imagine Descartes saying, “I tweet, therefore, I am.”
But then again, Shel Holtz says in a recent post that he and colleague Neville Hobson were about to record a podcast when Neville “put out a tweet” asking anyone who might have a comment to “twitter” it. An epiphany! Looks like this is an immediate way to notify folks of things and get quick feedback.
Have I got this right? If so, then Twitter just may be really cool. I was under the apparently misguided impression that Twitter was a way folks told their pals that they were having cereal or going to class or leaving class or having a beer, hence my playful post, BlogTwitter.
So, More With Les learning community, what’s the deal with Twitter? Should it be part of a professional communicator’s toolkit?