Call me a luddite, but I just don’t know if I’m ready for Twitter. I mean, I get the concept of micro-blogging, and I certainly have a lengthy backlog of links and stories that I’ll never have time to macro-blog about, but is there real value in the hit-and-run style of Twitter?
According to Peter Troast over at Energy Circle, the answer is “yes.” He details how energy professionals are using Twitter to network with others, stay current on news, build their reputation, and drive traffic to their websites.
The carbon footprint of all that tweeting aside (recently estimated at about a metric ton a day), maybe it’s time I made the leap into the 21st century.
So let me ask you:
- Do you use Twitter yourself and why?
- What are the best sources for energy and environmental tweets?
and the difficult question:
- Is the time you spend reading and re-tweeting more value or more waste?
I do not need another time sink!