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    carl-swanson on #183694

    Can somebody explain to me the purpose of these twitter messages? Because I just don’t get it. These short fragmented sentences that don’t tell me anything, don’t clarify anything, don’t pique my curiosity, and don’t serve any obvious purpose other than possibly make the person who put it up feel important. I just don’t get it.

    Janis Cortese on #183695

    It really depends on the people whose twitter feeds you’re reading. I follow a bunch of NASA and astronaut feeds, and they are interesting, acute, and educational even in 140 characters. The communication mode doesn’t really impact the value of what’s said; smart, interesting people will say smart, interesting things. Inane bores will be inane bores no matter how many characters they have at their disposal.

    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #183752

    It’s just another insane gimmick to make a lot of money out of nothing. Snake oil.

    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #183762

    Sometimes people will just post a link to a very interesting article on Twitter.

    emma-graham on #183763

    It’s also a very useful networking tool. I’ve made many contacts through local Twitter groups that have generated bookings, brought people to my concerts and helped sell CDs. I’ve also made contact with other harpists all around the world. It’s a great way to share tips and ideas with people, even thought you may never get the chance to meet in person. It’s all about how you use it. Like anything it can be open to abuse and misuse but it’s not a gimmick

    Tacye on #183770

    I assumed Carl was particularly querying the twitter messages that now appear on this site somewhere (is it the homepage?) rather than twitter generally.

    emma-graham on #183771

    Oh…..I’d never even noticed those!!!

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