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February 12, 2010
Who Follows These Things?
My schedule is all over the place today - events at my kids' school, new projects at work, etc. But I do want to put a quick question out to people: I keep seeing various scientific journals, etc. proudly advertising that they're on Twitter, Facebook, etc. So, does anyone get any use out of that? I can't say that I do, but perhaps I'm just set in my ways, if reading journals by RSS feeds can be called "set in my ways".
I'm willing to be set straight on this, but whenever I see these logos and notices, I can't help but see some editorial meeting that I imagine went on. "Look, everybody's on Twitter, says one person around the table. "Well, I'm not," says an editor, "and I can't for the life of me figure out why I should be. Won't we look idiotic 'tweeting' at people, or whatever it is?" "Did I mention that it won't cost us anything to get all Web 2.0-ed up?" says the first guy, and the motion is carried. . .
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