TOW 5: One Week Of Twitter

June 24, 2010

I found the one week of twitter to be … exciting. It’s so exhilarating to be on-line with other people. It often reminds me of a chat rooms for people you WANT to talk to. It is a great resource to keep in contact with Pr Professionals, as well as many of my classmates who are interested in the same things as I am.

It is also a great way to remind us how much we talk and keep our words to a minimum. It is easy to ramble, but with a words/characters limit, it’s helpful and a great reminder that our words must count for something.

I find that Twitter is becoming a way for companies to have their hands on the public. By that, I mean that it seems companies are more engrossed in the public. 4 years ago, when Twitter was first coming about, it was more of a social network, a way for friends to keep in touch, a text message without your cell phone which really seemed to take hold and caused a revolution in the way media was being produced. Instead of hearing about that massive wave that just toppled Indonesia on the news tonight at 11:00, you could get access to it immediately. It really fed into our “right now” need/want.

I think Twitter it is a great resource that can be used for the mass media that it is meaning: it’s a great way to tell people about something we individually or as a mass whole deem important. It is shaping the way we get our news and shaping the way we connect with each other. Why call each person individually when you can connect with each of them at the same time.

On a side note: I think it’s funny that MTV is now looking for a TJ (Twitter Jockey). Just another example of how it is converging all different types of media into one. Lots of fun and learning.

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