Thursday, June 2, 2011

Why Twitter?

As some of you may have noticed, the bloom is definitely off the rose for me as far as Twitter is concerned. But a lot of people are still using it, more and more all the time, so I thought I'd put out a query as to what others think of it. I'm more than willing to admit that I might be missing something.

As a librarian, I'm interested primarily in library-related information uses. But if you find it useful for another profession, or personally, I'd like to hear your reports on that as well.

I'll post links to this blog post on Wired-MT, my Facebook wall, and Twitter, of course. Feel free to retweet and share.

You can reply via comment to this post, email, Twitter hash tag #whytwitlib, Facebook comment.

I'll compile responses and post to Montana Bibliotechies. Let me know if you prefer anonymity.

4 comments:

Nicole Engard said...

I find that I have less and less time to read through my RSS feeds and so I use Twitter to keep up with links that my colleagues find useful. I use Twitter as a sort of filtering device - the important links get retweeted by many librarians and there is less chance of me missing things that way.

Also, with so many people on Twitter it's almost silly to not be there to promote your library, your business and/or yourself.

ColetB said...

Saw this last night on Twitter.
"If you were on Twitter" http://shar.es/H4ZGf

Pam said...

I like using lists to organize all the info - I can just check the Library list to see what everyone else is doing, or the Bozeman list to see what local restaurants are offering each day. I suspect the List feature isn't used enough.

Anonymous said...

Twitter as Personal Learning Network: http://whatsnewintheworld.net/2010/01/twitter-as-a-pln/