Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Is Mine A Controversial Position on Twitter?


I have been asked to put my thoughts/writings and ramblings about Twitter in one place so here it is. Sometimes repetitive I think you get the general thrust of my thoughts! The comments are worth a look at in the blog entries.

19 comments:

Ben said...

Some confusion. Your position seems to be "beware, but why not" or is it "it is for losers but I do it as well" or is it "do as I say but not as I do" or is it "I am addicted, help me"? Not sure what you are thinking, doing or saying.

Bruce said...

Controversial - No. Challenging - Yes. But that is part of your role on htis planet.

You are there to make us think and to chide us to do the right thing.

More like this. We need to be poked and prodded to see what is possible. That is your job.

Twitter, like FaceBook and Networking need to be e=xamined and not just be taken for granted Our time is too precious that we can afford to waste it.

Andrew said...

Twitter is for losers. End of...

Anonymous said...

Yawn yawn. Been here before.

Jess said...

So you think that in certain situations and for certain people that the whole networking thing is a good thing. But it shouldn't just be assumed to be a good thing like 'motherhood and apple pie'.

I think that that feels like a not unreasonable position to take.

Jess

Andrew K said...

Of course the irony is that RC is quite happy to abuse Twitter and do it on Twitter. Surely that is having your cake and eating it.

Debbie said...

Twitter is for smaller businesses. No control for larger organisations and the sheer numbers would make it insane

Bruce said...

Debbie might be wrong - large businesses need the fedback and to hear the conversations more than anyone else.

Fiona A said...

Agreed. Not for big companies. Can't manage the process properly. Legal implications. A non-starter (unless someone else starts doing it)

Unknown said...

Dear Big Companies

I am not sure I agree. While I maybe skeptical about the economic value of Twitter for many, I think there are real benefits for larger organisations.

1) Twitter enables you to listen to what people are saying about you
2) it enables you to do something about it

eg my comliments then complaints about #Kwikfit were ignored by the company - but the tweets were thoroughly retweeted. Why wouldn't they want to thank me for my good words? Why wouldn't they want to do something about me being ripped off by them? Maybe they don't care. Maybe they can't be bothered.

The same applies to most big organisations.

Anonymous said...

try
http://blogs.forbes.com/work-in-progress/2010/09/14/are-you-a-social-media-snob-or-a-non-believer/?boxes=Homepagechannels

Anonymous said...

http://blogs.forbes.com/marketshare/2010/07/08/chris-brogan-on-social-networking-for-business/

Anonymous said...

http://jeffhurtblog.com/2010/09/17/twitter-conference-primer-part-2-marketing-engagement/

Anonymous said...

http://jeffhurtblog.com/2010/09/17/twitter-conference-primer-part-2-marketing-engagement/

Andrew said...

Twitter is for losers. End of...

Bruce said...

Debbie might be wrong - large businesses need the fedback and to hear the conversations more than anyone else.

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