Topic: Leadership Issues
I set up a Twitter account quite a while ago and promptly forgot all about it. Then last March, while at the CUE conference in Palm Springs, I was feeling guilty about not blogging and realized that I could at least Tweet. So, I looked up my account information and got started. Since that time, I've added a Twitter stream to my blog, I have acquired a few followers and and am following a few folks myself, but I still am a fairly conservative user. I Tweet once or twice most days, but don't check the site in between times.
In my reading there seems to be two camps about Twitter...it's either a great tool for quick connections or just another distractor. This morning I came across this article from CNN. It seems that a U.C. Berkeley grad student who was arrested at a demonstration in Egypt was able to Tweet a one word message using his cell phone while on his way to jail, "Arrested."
Within minutes, his Tweet network was working in Egypt and stateside to get him released. The article alludes to other recent incidents where Twitter has been used during natural disasters or dangerous political situations to maintain contact with an outside network. Now I need to think some more...
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