I’m A Twit!!
Am I a Twit?
God knows I’ve had this shingle hung around my neck by a few dismissive folks over the years.
But I’ve never willingly adopted the moniker. Until Now.
Yes, I joined twitter. I’m not quite committed to the TwitterRevolution as I’m not sure how it will increase my productivity as a blogger or quality as a blogger or the readership of my blog. Nor am I sure how it will increase the quality of the work I do for my Wark Communications clients. Both these considerations will determine if I remain a Twit.
It seems to me that one’s enthusiastic adoption of Twitter into their daily lives amounts to taking the real plunge into social networking. Blogs are one thing. Scanning social networks (Open Wine Consortium) is another. But relenting to receiving tiny messages at random times from any number of of folks you choose to follow really seems like a leap to me.
I’m trying to figure out what place the following twitter message has in my daily life: "It’s colder today. Sun trying to get through."
At this point, I think there might be potential to use Twitter as a way to point Fermentation readers who use twitter toward intriguing news and information that may not warrant a post at Fermentation. In addition, it might be a way to guerrilla-ize my communication work on behalf of Wark Communication clients. For example. I might send out this kind of twitter: "Mayo Winery Launches New Reserve Room Food/Wine Menu: http://www.mayofamilywinery.com/mayofamily/page/reserve_room.jsp (shortening the URL, of course)
If I take this route I’ll find out somewhat quickly what type of client info is acceptable to my "followers"—that does sound nice: FOLLOWERS…Like I have some sort of torch-wielding army at my disposal.
In any case, there is an experiment underway here.
I’d love to hear from others who live in and around the on-line wine world just how useful or intrusive they’ve found Twitter to be.