Posted by: jonkatz | December 17, 2009

Twitter feed

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve added a twitter feed to this blog.

I’ve never been a big fan of twitter as a social networking tool. (Believe me, the last thing people need to know is what I’m doing every half hour.) I’ve had an account for a while — I wanted to reserve the name (and I still couldn’t get jkatz) — but my first tweet was today. It seems to provide a useful way to link to relevant articles without having to write a whole blog post.

On the other hand, so far I find it kind of “dry” since no one can post comments about the stuff I’m linking to — i.e., there is no two-way communication. What do the readers think? (Feel free to also use this space to comment on any of the tweets I’ve posted so far.)

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Responses

  1. There’s no rule that says blog posts must be >140 characters long. Rather than tweet an article, post the link in the blog. If you want, you can include the abstract or a few sentences about why you are linking to it.

  2. I wish the posts in your twitter freed where NOT short urls. I am intrinsically unwilling to click on those links, even if endorsed by you.


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