After my initial scepticism, I've gone over to the dark side and find Twitter REALLY useful. This happened at the Oxford Shock of the Old conference, where I experienced a twitter-storm and just found it really useful as a way of engaging in an alternative (and subversive - but that's good for learning) conference dialogue, giving opportunities for asking questions and filling in gaps in knowledge. It was also a great way to get to know people - especially for somebody who dislikes the artifice of 'networking' at conferences.

I think what I'd say about Twitter is give it a go - but be aware that, like much social software, it doesn't make much sense unless you have a reasonable number of active 'followers' and 'following'.
You can find me on Twitter by searching for the user name 'Bilus'


  1. vette e valli9 May 2009 at 10:29

    I am really pleased to read your very positive comments about Twitter. I really can't understand the snobbery of what is essentially just another mean of communication. Twitter is not mundane per se, it can be as meaningful as the twitterer wants it to be (I see no shame in the ordinary either: quite the opposite actually).Keep those tweets coming Bilus!

  2. Great point, Vette e Valli and thanks for the encouragement! You too, vev :-)


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