RE: this list - on twitter?

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 in
> 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
whole thing?

<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.



Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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