Only 140 Characters….Really?
How can I possibly make a reasonable well backed up argument in 140 characters? – I seem to spend more time deleting characters and cutting out words than I do actually making my point. That is my main concern with Twitter. It is quite new to me as although I had signed up for it years ago I never really found a use for it until I started this course. We hear it is a popular forum in library circles, so I have followed a few people and tweeted a few random things myself, but I am yet to be convinced of its value. Last night I tried my first Twitter chat by joining the #auslibchat about library fines. I found it a little dissatisfying. It felt like everyone could make a short statement of their view, but no one could get in to any deeper discussion, however this could well have been due to the fairly uninspiring topic rather than the chat format itself. I look forward to seeing how the Twitter chats develop as we get in to some more meaty topics in the next few weeks.