[LINK] Forum on high speed bandwidth in Australia - this Thursday
greebo at pipka.org
Tue May 5 03:02:47 EST 2009
<quote who="Tom Koltai">
> Empirical research is showing that 60% of twitter users drop off after a
> month through lack of interest and too many distractions - never to
Mostly because there is no point, no goal. I think there is a difference
between using Twitter as a tool, and using it socially :)
> For surface feeders - ideal technology. For D&M's - highly doubtful
> (IMHO) that any meaningful nuances can be explored philosophically in
> only 140 Chars.
Agree, and all the nuanced views can be posted or linked to in the blog
comments for pre-reading prior to the event. The idea of Twitter is for on
the day short feedback to content and talks presented. A very basic
community opinion on what is being presented if you will.
> Although - from a debate perspective it keeps rants to a minimum.
Definitely, which makes it easier to actually get your say in, than say a
face to face where the communications is asynchronous and dominated by
particular personality types. This approach I think gets more feedback, and
concise feedback realtime to what is being presented.
I'm not sure Twitter is the right tool for this, but that is the point of
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