Monday 15 August 2011

Twitter, Tweets, and Tweeps

Okay, now that we have our Twitter account set up and the Tweets are starting to flow, the one thing that has become quickly apparent is that it is possible to hit Information Overload (IO) very quickly with this service.

Plus, the knee-jerk reaction is to drop every aspect of the day into our own Tweets.

But, upon further consideration we find that TMI and IO may become the norm and thus we get tuned out.

We also took some time to have a look at the plethora of Tweeps out there that we may wish to follow. But again, with so many 140 character posts flying by we would reach the TMI/IO point again very quickly.

We have seen some Twitter clients at the various IT events that have been attended.

For those of you that Tweet and follow what is the Twitter client of choice and why? Please do comment about your Twitter experiences and how you mitigate TMI/IO and also sift through it all!

What we are hoping to do is to enter into this new technology with “Baby Steps” (What About Bob – ****).

Thanks again for reading!

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

Windows Live Writer

1 comment:

Rob Kirby said...

I have used tweetdeck and seesmic over the past several years. But you are right it is information overload. I make lists and try to group my info that way. I am still not there yet, live my life, it is a work in progress. All I can say is jump on in and have fun.