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The DorobekInsider Guide: Experimenting with Twitter, Part II

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twitterSo a few weeks ago, I offered up the DorobekInsider Guide: Experimenting with Twitter, Part I… and at that time, I promised that I would offer up a list of people worth following. You see, one of the biggest challenges with Twitter (much like real life) is building your network. If you tweet and there is nobody to hear you and you can’t hear anybody, well… you will never know what it is like.

So I started earnestly creating the list… and then I was notified (via Twitter) about lists that already exist.

So… if you are new to Twitter and want to find out what this is all about and whether it actually means anything to how you actually lead your life, here are a few starting points…

First off… my previous blog post on Twitter has some links and goes through why I find Twitter fascinating…

Second… Steve Lunceford over at BearingPoint (and on Twitter) posted a wonderful list of players that you can “follow.”

Third… The AlleyInsider has a list of government sources on Twitter.

I should also mention that Federal News Radio’s Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Jane Norris featured Laura Fitton of Pistachio Consulting (follow her on Twitter), a company that specializes in Twitter and other Web 2.0 technologies. You can hear that interview here.

I also post many of my Twitter related links and stories at delicious.com/cdorobek/twitter.

You can also follow Federal News Radio on Twitter… twitter.com/fednewsradio.

Don’t get it at all? Feel overwhelmed by the whole thing?

I mentioned this before, but it is worth mentioning again… One of my favorite — and one of the easiest — comes from the remarkable team at Common Craft, who produce these wonderful “plain English guides” to all sorts of things — mostly technologies… and including Twitter.

Written by cdorobek

December 1, 2008 at 9:51 AM

Posted in Government 2.0, Web 2.0

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  1. […] a few posts trying to explain what Twitter is… and how Twitter works. (See here… and here…) I also have posted several posts on interesting uses of Twitter. (See the FEMA […]


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