I've been on Twitter for a few weeks and have shared a few interesting pieces of info and learned quite a bit, in fact, it's a great way to learn about people's media consumption diets (here's mine) as they're sharing in real time what they are listening to, reading, or interacting with.
Damon Billian was over here today, I wasn't able to convince him to use Twitter. Mario Sundar is here having dinner, he says he'll "give it a shot". I've not figured out how to get it to work with my mobile, I'll spend some time later on that. I'm not really in a big rush to do so, as I don't want to be hooked to it all the time, and most of the time I'm in front of my PC.
Aside from the over saturation of social networks, there are problems with all these tools. Twitter is a really early adopter thing, I see many of the folks who I read their blogs and watch their flickr pics. I do wish however that there was an easier way to import contacts, either from email, flickr friends, upcoming friends, google groups or something. There's a big need for a universal identity and network open metadata. There are TOO many profiles, Open ID needs wider adoption.
I don't really like LinkedIn (too many invites from folks I haven't interacted enough with to say I'm 'linked' to them), I really believe that the blog is the best networking tool, it's open to all (no login to read) anyone can leave a comment, and anyone can link to it.
Damon says it's a bit confusing my relationship with PodTech, so I hope to clear that up = I'm a full time employee that's paid salary at PodTech. I serve our corporate clients as a social media resource, a consultant of sorts, provide education, guidance, and help them craft plans based upon what I know or did at Hitachi. Again, I'm a full time employee at PodTech. I updated my profile on the right side bar, hope that clears it up.
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