Thursday, December 18, 2008

Is Twittering Better than ListServs?

That's the title of the 11/3/08 post by Greg Lambert of Three Geeks and a Law Blog . It's been a little slow in the library, so as part of my continuing quest for technical prowess I've been trying to figure out how to put Twitter to good use. The great thing about the web is that there's no need to re-invent the wheel when someone like Greg has already done all the heavy lifting. (That's a mixed metaphor, isn't it?) I especially appreciate this paragraph:

The biggest plus with Twitter right now is that you can start fresh and remember why it was that you wanted to connect with others in the first place. You wanted to bounce those ideas off of others to see what they think about it. You wanted to spur the conversation and find out if others out there have better ways of doing things. You wanted to find a select group of people that you could eventually call your "peers" and create a lasting relationship with them so when you moved your way up the ladder of your profession, they would be moving right along with you. Twitter can help you recapture that original concept by letting you start all over and selecting those that you think will truly be your peers.

So that's what I'm going to try to do between now and the end of the year. (This beats what I did at the end of 2006, which was to have my appendix removed!) If you are tweeting, let your ALLUNY colleagues know so we can follow each other and begin to reap the benefits of each other's experience.

1 comment:

  1. Twitter is certainly better currently, what with all the bickering going on over at law-lib. It's not so bad, but it's sure fun to complain about law-lib and embrace Twitter.