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Subject:RE: this list - on twitter? From:"Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com> To:<chartertmc -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Wed, 26 Nov 2008 13:53:27 -0700
Tara Charter wrote:
> Is there a better way to lurk here? On Twitter, perhaps? Is
> need of a little technology upgrade?
Well, I'm pretty much a dinosaur myself, and my knowledge of Twitter is
severely limited. But I can't visualize what it is you're expecting from
such a "technology upgrade."
IIRC, the size limit for tweets is a bit lower than the 160 characters
for SMS messages. So if all Techwr-l posts automagically made their way
to Twitter, you'd be able to read what -- the subject, maybe the name
and email address of the person being quoted? Then click a link to the
<shrug />Doesn't sound like a better way to lurk to me.
Now, a useful technology upgrade might be RSS feeds -- one for full
posts, one for summaries only (at least with RSS, you get a
250-character summary). I suspect a number of people would prefer
following the list in their feed aggregator instead of via email.
IMNSHO, YMMV, etc.
Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
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