Six Reasons I’m Glad I Caved In<br />and started using Twitter <br />Ned Potter  | www.thewikiman.org<br />
Networking<br />Not just the traditional online social networking kind, either. If you’ve chatted with someone on Twitter,...
Links, links, links<br />I get countless links about stuff I’m interested in, from people who know a lot more than I do… <...
Asking questions<br />Sometimes Google isn’t enough. I can ask a question and get an informed response more-or-less instan...
Promotion<br />I can promote LIS-related events directly to people who might actually want to go to them, and a significan...
Gauging consensus<br />Twitter is a great tool for getting a sense of how people are feeling about emerging trends, new te...
Listening in<br />When two (or more) people you follow are conversing on Twitter you are shown their tweets – this leads t...
The End. www.thewikiman.org/blog for more presentations and stuff.<br />The copyright bit: Images were either Flickr creat...
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Six Reasons I’M Glad I Caved In and started using Twitter

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Exactly as the title suggests - this lists the six reasons I'm glad I now use Twitter, and those reasons could apply to any Information Professional.

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Six Reasons I’M Glad I Caved In and started using Twitter

  1. 1. Six Reasons I’m Glad I Caved In<br />and started using Twitter <br />Ned Potter | www.thewikiman.org<br />
  2. 2. Networking<br />Not just the traditional online social networking kind, either. If you’ve chatted with someone on Twitter, your relationship gets a head-start when you meet face-to-face. <br />
  3. 3. Links, links, links<br />I get countless links about stuff I’m interested in, from people who know a lot more than I do… <br />
  4. 4. Asking questions<br />Sometimes Google isn’t enough. I can ask a question and get an informed response more-or-less instantly, from people I trust.<br />
  5. 5. Promotion<br />I can promote LIS-related events directly to people who might actually want to go to them, and a significant amount of traffic to my blog is generated via Twitter links.<br />
  6. 6. Gauging consensus<br />Twitter is a great tool for getting a sense of how people are feeling about emerging trends, new technologies etc.<br />
  7. 7. Listening in<br />When two (or more) people you follow are conversing on Twitter you are shown their tweets – this leads to all sorts of serendipitous discovery of information and ideas! <br />
  8. 8. The End. www.thewikiman.org/blog for more presentations and stuff.<br />The copyright bit: Images were either Flickr creative commons (Networking - GustavoG...; Links - Ravages; Asking questions - Oberazzi; Consensus gauging - Redgum; and Listening in – abrinsky) or Photfunia creations of my own (this one, and Promotion). <br />The presentation itself is under CC Attribution-NonCommercial Licence.<br />

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