[LINK] USDAFoodSafety is using Twitter.
Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Mon Mar 30 16:34:27 EST 2009
At 03:23 PM 30/03/2009, grove at zeta.org.au wrote:
>... I wonder if there is a name for people who are full on tech
>users, that disavow these shiny, intricate baubles that flash,
>twitter and beep? ...
What I find curious is that technologies like Twitter and SMS are
relatively primitive, taking us back to the days of short text-only
messages, with no fonts, images, audio or video. Apart from having
lower case text, there is not a lot of advancement between a telegram
a hundred years ago
Telex from 70 years ago
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telegraphy#Telex> and Twitter/SMS. The
clever part of the technology is in the social engineering, not the
Similarly the key technology at BarCamp Canberra 2 was not Twitter,
but post it notes used to prepare the schedule of speakers and the
social expectations which made this fluid format work. We could have
dispensed with the Internet, computers, smart phone and video
projectors and the event would have worked just as well, or perhaps better.
Similarly, I expect that what USDA Food Safety need to get Twitter to
work and a set of understood rules on how to use it and what for.
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