The tweeting started just before BbWorld’07. John Lowe posted to the BLKBRD-L listserv about using twitter for the BbWorld’07 Unofficial Backchannel. I was intrigued.
I’d read about twitter – the website that asks you to answer the question, “What are you doing?” in 140 characters or less. Despite the press it was getting I couldn’t figure out what all the fuss was about. Who really needs to tell people what they are doing at random moments during the day. Furthermore, who wants to read that random stream of stuff? I thought.
Now was my chance to find out. I signed up. Throughout BbWorld’07 I tried to remember to post interesting tidbits or URLs that I’d heard in sessions. When I did I heard back from others in the network who were enjoying other sessions or who were stuck at home unable to attend the conference and glad to hear about the events in near real time. People seemed to appreciate this micro-blogging of the conference. Before I knew it I was addicted to tweeting.
Now I’m using twitter to share what I’m doing in my role at Blackboard. If it is related to the Blackboard Developer Network, or news in the Open Source communities, or updates to the User Group and other Client Engagement activities and I think others might want to know, I tweet about it.
Interested in learning more? You are welcome to follow me.