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links about twitter from pc world

http://www.pcworld.com/article/164103/Why_Most_Twitter_Users_Give_Up.html?tk=rss_news

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/164107/twitter_quitters_just_dont_get_it.html

check out these two articles from two different perspective about twitter from pc world

another 48 hours of twitter(repost) from 4-22-09

 When first using twitter, i had no idea how it worked or what it was so it seemed pointless. The second time around twitter has been a great deal easier to navigate and little less stressful. Although, i still dont completely understand it I know what to expect from it. I have used twitter all though out the semester and have found to be more beneficial than I ever couldve imagined.

Everyone is using twitter which makes me feel current and as I learn more I am finding professionals and graduate students on twitter that I have contacted with or at least been able to ask a few questions. i like the fact that I can read thoughts people have and really enjoy being able to view the links  people post. I feel twitter has been a good way to stay connected and current. I find that twitter is helpful when just asking simple question.

There have however, been some drawbacks. Twitter is better suited for people who have time to sit by a computer or be on their phone all day. If you are not one of  those people it feels like you typing into space most of the time. Its unfortunate becasue  if I asked a random question about something I would really like to know about and don’t direct it to anyone I have to sit by and wait for an answer which is difficult if I have to do something that’s not directly in front of my computer screen. I wish there was a better way to stay connected without having to be on twitter all the time. Another problem I think is the ability to find exact people. I would love there to be a way to search for categories and companies so I could narrow down the search of who i wanted to twit with.

Overall, I think the twitter experience through out the semester has been very beneficial and helpful. The last 48 hours have been much better than the first.

link about twitter

All a-Twitter
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wonder why – all in 140 characters
http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2009/02/08/all_a_twitter/?page=full

skittles

Here is the link to the Skittles “extreme social makeover”…

I found it interesting and refreshing that a company (some creative ad person) would have the courage to try this tool to connect with the masses in a new way.

Twitter Assignment

My, my, my, twitter has been some experience! as some one on the verge of being old and out of touch, this whole twitter revolution is, well too much. I suppose twitter is to the computer savvy what texting is to me, the textaholic (and let me be the first to say ain’t nothing wrong with that, lol!). Perhaps if I had a personal computer and Internet things would be more understandable. I mean having a computer on my lap would give me the option to explore and post to twitter while I am surfing the net and if I didn’t have to park twelve miles away from the public library (exaggeration for emphasis,lol) then trek to use some computer that hundreds of germ covered hands have used all day maybe I could get into the idea of twitting. Wait, I take that back, Iam a oober private person so the idea of letting many people know what I’m doing at the moment or where I’m located is kind of creepy. I mean really couldn’t they have used better terminology than “following”? the thought alone of people following me creeps me out.

I do however think the idea of meeting people in my industry (ADVERTISING ROCKS!!) is cool and a great way to start building relationships. I wish that twitter had some expansions. First, the length of the post!! I may have a lot to say(as I often do, which I refer to it as only child syndrome,lol) and it would be nice if I could use more than 10 words to say it! Next, I would love if things were more spread out and detailed. I would love to have a space just for me that I could explore who people were or the industry with out been forced to read the comments. Then maybe a disclaimer, I am a little uncomfortable typing little comments and posts using everyday common casual language if a potential employer is looking at it. Lastly, and most importantly I would love it if I could actually find out if the people claiming to be executives or big wig and insiders to an industry were actually who they said they were.

My week of twitter was interesting to say the least but a little unfulfilling because of my lack of a personal computer and not being a heavy web surfer. I like to read the comments and tried searching for things and maybe as I get more comfortable with it and get a computer I will learn to enjoy it and be able to fully utilize twitter but right now I am still confused and still grasping for dear life hoping I don’t miss an assignment since I am striving for an A average in this class.

Thank you all for listening,

Sincerely

T, #PRCA2330 spring 09

P.S. all the votes for my receiving an A in this class so my teacher Dr. Nixon could see them would be great,lol!!

Twitter Assignment

My, my, my, twitter has been some experience! as some one on the verge of being old and out of touch, this whole twitter revolution is, well too much.  I suppose twitter is to the computer savvy what texting is to me, the textaholic (and let me be the first to say ain’t nothing wrong with that, lol!). Perhaps if I had a personal computer and Internet things would be more understandable.  I mean having a computer on my lap would give me the option to explore and post to twitter while I am surfing the net and if I didn’t have to park twelve miles away from the public library (exaggeration for emphasis,lol) then trek to use some computer that hundreds of germ covered hands have used all day maybe I could get into the idea of twitting.  Wait, I take that back,  Iam a oober private person so the idea of letting many people know what I’m doing at the moment or where I’m located is kind of creepy.  I  mean really couldn’t they have used better terminology than “following”? the thought alone of people following me creeps me out.

I do however think the idea of meeting people in my industry (ADVERTISING ROCKS!!) is cool and a great way to start building relationships.  I wish that twitter had some expansions.  First, the length of the post!! I may have a lot to say(as I often do, which I refer to it as only child syndrome,lol) and it would be nice if I could use more than 10 words to say it! Next,  I would love if things were more spread out and detailed. I would love to have a space just for me that I could explore who people were or the industry with out been forced to read the comments. Then maybe a disclaimer, I  am a little uncomfortable typing little comments and posts using everyday common casual language if a potential employer is looking at it. Lastly, and most importantly I would love it if I could actually find out if the people claiming to be executives or big wig and insiders to an industry were actually who they said they were.

My week of twitter was interesting to say the least but a little unfulfilling because of my lack of a personal computer and not being a heavy web surfer. I like to read the comments and tried searching for things and maybe as I get more comfortable with it and get a computer I will learn to enjoy it and be able to fully utilize twitter but right now I am still confused and still grasping for dear life hoping I don’t miss an assignment since I am striving for an A average in this class.

Thank you all for listening,

Sincerely

T, #PRCA2330 spring 09

P.S. all the votes for my receiving an A in this class so my teacher Dr. Nixon could see them would be great,lol!!