A little over a month ago I posted that I saw no purpose to Twitter … I was wrong. I don’t really have a day to day need to post what I’m doing, but while at Computers in Libraries I signed up because everyone around me was communicating and I felt left out.
David Lee King writes:
Twitter rocks. Sure, it might be a fad. Sure, it might end up being a waste of time (I ultimately don't think so). But with a mostly reliable wifi connection in the conference rooms, there was a constant undercurrent of short one-liner discussions that were fun, and in some cases, really added to the conference. For those participating, it allowed you to see what others were thinking while the speaker was still talking. And make dinner plans"¦ and pass a bunch of insider jokes"¦
And it was true – at Internet Librarian last year I was never sure where people were going for dinner – or after dinner – this way I was able to keep up with everyone. It was also neat to hear tidbits of other presentations from around the conference center.
So – final verdict? I don’t need Twitter on a daily basis, but I’m certainly going to keep using it at conferences to keep up with everyone and everything – except maybe the Code4Lib conference where everyone is on the IRC channel anyway