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Thought-Provoking Commentary for the Lawson Software Community
It seems the whole universe is “tweeting” about something, and we, as a culture, just can’t get enough of it:
Sure, I understand the attraction of Twitter for certain segments. It does just fine for those celebrities followers who can’t live without Inside Edition, and have their love/hate relationship with the paparazzi. And, naturally, our youth has latched onto it (no surprise there), just as they did with Facebook, and MySpace before that. All in the pursuit of more friends and followers, I guess. [Disclaimer: Yes, I do watch my son’s twittering].
But as a business tool? I don’t think so. Check out this stream of recent tweets (from an IT industry icon, no less):
I mean, seriously, do we really need to alert our “followers” every time we do something? Sure, we don’t have to follow, but might we miss out on some great pearl of wisdom?
Lawson even used it at CUE 2009 to give us exciting updates:
In my view, Twitter is simply the next iteration of blogs and RSS feeds, and yet another way for us to waste our time, and feed our ADD. So for now, I think I will remain the only person on this planet for whom this is just another internet fad, and won’t be joining the twitterverse.
Until, of course, I have 5000+ followers who ask me to…