Watch my Twitter feed via my blog pages

Summary:This week is one of those, "Okay, I guess I'll start using that social technology" weeks.  First, I broke down and started using FaceBook.

This week is one of those, "Okay, I guess I'll start using that social technology" weeks.  First, I broke down and started using FaceBook.  And now, I've decided to go a bit hog wild with Twitter.  A lot of people use Twitter to keep others informed of what they're up to and their whereabouts.  But I'm going to use it a bit differently.  As much as I'd like to, I simply can't blog about everything that shows up in my inbox.  So much of the time, some e-mail shows up in my inbox and I think "Oooh, I need to blog that." But if I'm busy with something else, I leave the e-mail in my inbox  thinking I'll come back to it later.  Most of the time, I never come back to it.  But our corprorate e-mail systems are never shy about telling me that I've exceeded my allowable storage limit.

Enter Twitter.  Instead of blogging those items (which takes more time), many of them are Twitterable. Sure, Twitter only allows for 140 characters of text.  But if I can Twitter the item (technically, my understanding is that the correct verbiage is "Tweet") right away, that means I can get the information out there, clear the item from my inbox, and clear my conscience about having to get back to that item (and steer clear of the inbox capacity police).  Yesterday, as you can see from my Twitter page, I experimented with a mixture of news items that crossed my inbox as well as some stream of consciousness stuff.  Today, you don't have to go to my Twitter Page (or tune into my Twitter Feed via RSS) . If you look down the right hand side of any of my blog pages, you'll see the last five items from my Twitter, compliments of Twitter's HTML/Javascript "badge."

It's my hope that as information comes my way that I think might be useful or informative to ZDNet's audience, that I'll be able to use this new functionality on these blog pages to get it out to you.  Let me know what you think.

Topics: Social Enterprise


David Berlind was fomerly the executive editor of ZDNet. David holds a BBA in Computer Information Systems. Prior to becoming a tech journalist in 1991, David was an IT manager.

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