[LINK] Stil Twittering Away Time

Stephen Wilson swilson at lockstep.com.au
Thu Sep 22 13:33:01 AEST 2011

G'Day Roger.

I've been meaning to ask: why are you so anti-Twitter? Believe me, my 
own initial reaction was skeptical -- nay, curmudgeonly!  And I remain 
cynical about Social Networking in general as offered up by Twitter, 
Phacebook, Google et al. And yet I have found that Twitter is actually a 
very useful tool.  It has become my major news feed for security, 
privacy, identity management, biometrics etc.  There are thriving 
sub-communities with every level of specialisation you could ask for.

Try it: You might like it ;-)



Steve Wilson

On 22/09/2011 9:11 AM, Roger Clarke wrote:
> [A clarification to my note on the end of Stil's article the other day]
> Roger wrote:
>> [Here's a useful distillation of the spirit of twitterdom.  (Sorry).
>> [A couple of comments embedded and at the end.
>> Trends on Twitter brief but telling, just like in the real world
>> September 19 2011
>> Stilgherrian
>> Opinion
>> The Sydney Morning Herald
>> http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/trends-on-twitter-brief-but-telling-just-like-in-the-real-world-20110918-1kfsl.html?skin=text-only
> Stilgherrian replied on Tue, 20 Sep 2011 11:50:27 +1000:
>> As it happens, that note about my single-word name, "He changed his
>> name by deed poll and does not have a surname," was never meant to
>> be published. It was added to the story file by the commissioning
>> editor to prevent having to deal with queries from further down the
>> production workflow, but it ended up in my bio.
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