Daily Archives: May 22, 2007


twitter.jpgWhen Leigh popped up as my 50th friend on Twitter, I just had to send him the message "@leighblackall. Welcome to the twitterverse." It'll be interesting to read what he makes of it all and whether he reaches the same levels of enthusiasm (and criticism) as Alan Levine.

I've been playing with twitter when the opportunity arises. I've been loathe to twitter from work as the department filter blocks it by default (although I do have the magic override password) and I've been finding that when I do sit down to compose a tweet, I've got nothing to say!

Every evening seems to be the same - on the wireless laptop reading blogs, following links. But today was a beautiful autumn day.

The challenge is saying something meaningful in 140 characters, and not treating it as some form of long term chat format. There's enough in-talk throughout my little network without me adding to it. If I direct a "tweet" to someone, the @friend method seems to be the way for others to know that this particular post may been meaningless for them to read.

For me, this has been my first real play with a social networking tool with the adding of friends etc. but interestingly, my friends list is a composite of my Bloglines account, mainly edubloggers ranging from the frequent, the local, the recent and the well-known (but not necessarily tweeting much). I haven't really discovered that many new voices via twitter (Jennifer Maddrell and Arvind S. Grover aside), but that could say more about me than the tool.

For now, I'll keep tweeting.