Thanks for sharing the article and taking the time to pull the quote.
I think  part of the reason TWITTER seems hard to get is that the
question on the top of the page is "What are you doing".

I wish it was possible to set up a Twitter Account and change the
"What are you doing?" text in the header.

The Times article reinforced this

"an easy way to keep your staff and co-workers informed
about where you are and what you*re doing"

when in reality many of the valuable  TWEETS I get don't answer that
question at all.  Some of the valuable Tweets answer "What did you
just read that made you think?"  "What did you just overhear that is
worth passing on?"  What are you questioning?

Hmmmm if this sounds familiar its because its all the dialogue a good
classroom teacher tries to get going in the "class participation" part
of his/her instruction.

Many people are doing SIX WORD STORIES write now based on Hemingways
Six Word Memoir -" For Sale; Baby Shoes; Never Worn"
Isn't Twitter sort of the same "

(To see a whole bunch more  excellent ones check out :

or  Vermonts Young Writers Project 7 word stories

Twitter is just the 140 character version of this idea and goes way
beyond "What are you doing?


On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 10:02 PM, Vincent Rossano <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>> On 1/12/2009 at 9:05 PM, Lauren Parren <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> followed the people she followed, and so it continued. Thanks for
> being a
>> pioneer once again, Lucie!
> Interesting concept: being a pioneer by following someone else. :-)
> Here's some twitter about Twitter from an article called "Nine Web
> sites IT pros should master in 2009", which appeared in the Times on New
> Years Eve. (It made a lot of sense - after four glasses of champagne.):
> "At first glance, Twitter seems like a colossal waste of time. But the
> fact is this real-time messaging service is taking off in IT circles.
> And if you don*t jump on the bandwagon soon, you might be too late.
> Twitter provides an easy way to keep your staff and co-workers informed
> about where you are and what you*re doing. You can also sign up for
> the latest technology headlines from Wired, Slashdot and others. It
> doesn*t take long to sign up for Twitter, so give it a whirl so
> you*ll know what your Generation Y employees are talking about."
> If you're interested in the other eight sites, the full article is
> here:
> -Vince

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