sue watling

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August 4, 2008 | Leave a Comment

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Twitter tells other people what you are doing – in 140 characters or less – in the moment in which you are doing it. Quite Zen really.

I’m not sure about its value. It seems to do far less than other social networking tools; a case where less isn’t necessarily more. Maybe it’s more about harnessing Surowiecki’s wisdom of the crowd – or O’Reilly’s ethos of the more you use it the better it gets; the ‘harvesting of collective intelligence’. But even if I used it more, with a greater number of people, I’m still not convinced I would find any intrinsic value.



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