I feel terribly late for the Twitter Party and freely admit to being more than a little afraid. What if no-one else arrives alone? Will there be anyone that I know there? What if no-one will speak to me? As with many social events I found it a little easier once I found someone to hold my hand. I mean, Twitter is not terribly welcoming to the uninitiated, what with the hashtags and RTs. It has a language and protocol all of its own. And famous folk hang out there. What if I accidentally directly tweet someone much more important than me? Would it be like going to a tea party at Buckingham Palace and yelling ‘Whatcha Liz, great nosh!‘ from the buffet table?
Well, thanks to cpd23, whilst I certainly don’t claim to be Twitter competent I at least have an idea of what I don’t yet know. I mean it’s only today that I learnt how to search by hashtag hence the terrible title pun #librarypop.
Terribly useful but not terribly sexy. If we were talking Enterprise D (NCC-1701-D) RSS feeds would be Engineering to Twitter’s Holodeck. I’ve found the combined cpd23 RSS feed useful and have popped it on the bottom left-hand side of my blog home page , just down there, look.
New to me and after a little investigation I find a common theme emerging: I can see a social use immediately, hence the library craft story. I’m hoping that a professional application will reveal itself in its own good time.
Keep Tweeting! Px