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A tiny speck in the “Twitterverse”

So fellow bloggers, I’m looking for a bit of advice. After monitoring PR 2.0 this week, I’m facing a bit of a dilemma: To tweet, or not to tweet?

I feel like I’m learning so much, especially this semester, about the significance of social media in both our professional and personal lives. I’m also starting to believe that in order to be successful in our field, that we must be on top of all of the changes going on around us in order to stay relevant.

Sure, I’ve been a Facebook user since high school, but Twitter is something that I haven’t joined yet, and that I’m not 100% about in terms of whether or not I want to use… I suppose I’m still on the fence about whether or not I think it’s valuable to me. I think this may be because I’m unsure of how I would use it – Facebook has always been for my personal use, but perhaps Twitter would be more valuable to use as a learning/professional tool.

To bring this full circle, on PR 2.0, Brian Solis posted a model of something he and a colleague designed called the Twitterverse. I was looking at it, and it’s really amazing how Twitter has grown in such a short time, and how it’s come to touch (and become  intertwined) with so many things. Taking this into consideration, would I be missing out, and “missing the boat” so to speak, if I don’t join?

Should I just give in, and become another tiny speck in the “Twitterverse”?


May 27, 2009 - Posted by | Review of Monitored Site

1 Comment »

  1. Laura,

    I know exactly how you are feeling because I share the same sediment. I have always been someone with Facebook who left a lot of material out because I didn’t feel it was crucial for everyone to know my every move. To me, Twitter is just that announcing to everyone your every move. Maybe, I feel this way because I haven’t really used it yet or maybe because I have yet to work for an employer who needs to get their message out in this manner.

    So I completely agree with you, should I give in and start tweeting or resist and miss out on something huge?

    Comment by katiemacnevin | May 28, 2009 | Reply

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