Twitter Literacy from Howard Rheingold

Howard Rheingold, Online Instigator*, has a nice post up at SFGate.com on Twitter Literacy:

Sure, Twitter is banal and trivial, full of self-promotion and outright spam. So is the Internet. The difference between seeing Twitter as a waste of time or as a powerful new community amplifier depends entirely on how you look at it – on knowing how to look at it… To oversimplify, I think successful use of Twitter means knowing how to tune the network of people you follow, and how to feed the network of people who follow you.

I have only recently started “tweeting” (find me at @mchris4duke), and am still working on the right mix of “tuning and feeding.”
Feel free to drop me some suggestions on who to follow …

* “Online Instigator” is just about the coolest tagline I’ve seen in a long time.

1 Response to “Twitter Literacy from Howard Rheingold”



  1. 1 Why and how I use Twitter « Feral Librarian Trackback on August 4, 2009 at 10:27 am

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