I have already set up a Twitter account a few weeks ago in the wake of an in-house presentation of the library’s twitter account (elibbremen). But I have to admit, I just added a few tweets – and that was it. Today, I changed the name and the appearance of my twitter account (in tune with the branding of my blog – I am still searching for the semi-transparent white sidebar, though).
I added a few tweets by searching terms (bibliothek, information literacy) and looking up tweets listed under “following”. I am now following 27 tweets. I can see the advantage of using Twitter for following conferences off-site, i.e. #bibtag11 or #lilac12. But I am also a little bit concerned about the mass of information coming in and the percentage of “noise”. Let’s see if I will learn to cherish the added value of twitter (compared to weblogs).
I am still wondering:
- Is there going to be a differences in posted information between the tweets and the weblog of the same institution/individual?
- How far back have the tweets been archived?
- tweet preservation – http://blog.twitter.com/2010/04/tweet-preservation.html
- twitter search engines – http://www.at-web.de/blog/20100312/twitter-suchmaschinen.htm
- Twitter at zweinull-blog.de
- #bibtag11 – Daten und Visualisierungen zur Twitterkommunikation I (Libreas)
- Soziale Netzwerke: Twitter (Bibliotheksportal)
- Checkliste Twittern (BIB – Jürgen Plieninger, Edlef Stabenau)
- Twitter widget for Netvibes
- Twitter Stats by Stephan Abram, Mar 15, 2011
Photo: Monastry at Druebeck, Harz, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany, July 2011.