Sunday, 26 April 2009

Twitter in the News

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I have just read an article about the use of Twitter in the workplace. It has cost one magistrate his job after a complaint was lodged about the use of the social networking site. Please click here to read the full article from BBC News. This story begs the question. How far can we go in the workplace with using technology and social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook?

I "follow" Stephen Fry and I came across this video clip where he talks about "The Joys of Twitter". I found the fact that he got instant advice from hundreds of "twiple" when he had a bat in his house was quite amusing! The now iconic Twitter story of the twitpic from the Hudson River plane crash also shows how modern technology gets current news across instantly.

Please click here for yet another recent story in the news called "Moldova's Twitter Revolutionary speaks out".

Finally, check out Russell Stannard's video tutorials on how to use Twitter. I'll be viewing and then learning from them..

At this very moment in time, it seems that Twitter is definitely the "Buzz" site of the day. However, is there more to life than Twitter? I would be interested in your views.

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popps said...

Yes , there is MUCH more to life.

LLJB said...

Hi there

I do agree with you that life can quite happily exist without Twitter but on the other hand, it can be quite beneficial in some ways. I have found out about free online e-courses, for example, and also have seen some very useful links to EFL issues.

popps said...

i suppose the question really comes down to - does it allow something to happen that didn't already happen in another medium or is it just packaging?

LLJB said...

I am not sure about this one, really. I think Twitter is quite unique in that it allows you to follow "tweets" in a time line (twitter stream)and there is so much happening via different people. So you can get a lot of information in a very short time and that is good. I much prefer it to Facebook and I have to admit, it is quite fun!