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Using Twitter in the Enterprise by Ed Yourdon

Gran Canaria - Puerto de MogánAt this point in time I am sure that, if you have been paying attention to the growing number of articles, blog posts, tutorials, education materials, helpful tips, useful resources, wonderful insights, etc. etc., you are probably starting to get some sort of what I have been starting to call Twitter fatigue. Yes, that’s right! Everyone seems to be talking about Twitter nowadays, don’t you think? Specially the mainstream media, as it is starting to grab more and more the attention of the general public, and probably it is starting to get much more publicity than several other social software tools available out there. At least, based on its exponential growth, if you come to think about Twitter celebrities, as an example. The few links included in this entry are just a few of the ones that have ended up in my feed reader(s) over the last couple of weeks. And still plenty more left behind!

However, some times you get to bump into some pretty interesting, enlightening and rather inspiring articles that would be worth while commenting on and reference, and I thought I would share with you all three of them that I have found rather helpful not only to get an idea of what Twitter really is (If there are folks out there who still haven’t been exposed to it), but also, much more importantly, how you can benefit from it as one of your corporate social software tools to engage with right away, in case you haven’t done it just yet. Thus here you have three worth while reading items to give you an idea of the kind of potential Twitter has and that’s starting to build up in the area of social software tools, both inside and outside of the corporate firewall:

Here is the embedded version just in case you would want to go through it right away:

You see? At the end of the day, it’s all about ambient intimacy at work, like Leisa would say. Or is it really? … Seems like Twitter is no longer that intimate 😉

(Yes, I know, I still have to put together my own blog post on how I am using Twitter myself, like everyone else has been doing already… Coming up!)

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  1. Luis,

    Excellent post! Just this morning I was at Jeff Pulver’s b’fast, and he talked about the importance of social media tools, specifically twitter. The links you provided are super!
    Thanks 🙂

    1. Hi Dvir! Many thanks for the kind comments and for dropping by! You surely are a lucky man! Attending Pulver’s b’fast must have been quite an experience! Great stuff! Really glad to see how he keeps evangelising on social software tools like Twitter and gets to share with the community all of the stuff he knows! Tremendous benefits for the rest of us, mere mortals! 🙂

      Thanks again for the feedback and glad you enjoyed the links! Still got plenty more, but perhaps for another upcoming entry! Have fun!

  2. Luis,

    Thanks for your kind remarks about my Twitter material. I wanted you to be aware that I’ve revised and updated the material; there is now a new version of “Using Twitter In the Enterprise” on my blog, and on SlideShare.


    1. Hi Ed! Oh, wonderful stuff! Many many thanks for dropping by and for sharing with us the details on the new updated version that folks can find over here. As usual, Ed, really nice piece of work and more than happy to keep recommending to go through your deck to get a consistent message of what Twitter is and what it could do to help enhance your already experience with your various social networks! Excellent!

      Thanks again for dropping by and for letting us know! 🙂

  3. Powerful APIs can always help to have a good promotion for any of the sites and twitter for sure makes a impact. The main reason for people always hang with twitter is, it’s so easy to use. It can help you in any promotion along with you doing some other works. Its a great tool indeed.

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