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Reluctant Twitterer?

29 July 2009 5,488 views 2 Comments

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I feel slightly ashamed to admit that I’ve signed up on Twitter. I’ve heard a lot of people raving about it, so I though I would give it a go.

Until now, my impression of “Twittering” has been that it’s an egocentric past-time for people who should probably go out and get a life. (A perfect fit, you might say for someone in CG and who has their website named after them). But you know what? It’s actually quite a lot of fun and potentially useful.

It seems that people are tending to use it, less to document the minutiae of their dull existence (although inevitably there will always be a few), but more about letting people know about little snippets of information, cool resources, organising social events, and as a replacement for messaging services.

So what will I twitter? My intentions are to post any random snippets that I don’t think are suitable for posting on this blog, and to chat with like-minded folk. If that sounds like your cup of tea, then you’re welcome to join me.

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  • Jay for BizChoice Review said:

    I didn’t think twitter was worth much either in the beginning but as you build a following you begin to see a lot of benefits including traffic and building relationships with people in your industry.

    I have a bit of other uses for Twitter as well but they’re more experimental than anything else.

    Nothing to be ashamed about.

  • AndyN (author) said:

    Hi Jay,
    Yes, the more I’ve used it, the more I’m starting to see its value.

    I think it’s a great way to give people insight into what life is like in post-production; it seems to be turning into a production diary. I think it’s a great alternative to a blog, especially since I can’t go into a lot of details on what I’m working on due to confidentiality agreements.

    I’m not so ashamed to admit I twitter anymore as I think I’m starting to enjoy it 🙂

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