Thursday, April 30, 2009

To twitter or not, part II

Where to go next? We will be talking about reassessments for years. I could probably have this be an all-assessment blog, but who wants to do that. I keep telling myself I need to write a history of property assessments in Allegheny County. Other economic news of late include the interest in casino jobs, renewed interest at the Don Allen site, and I still have this tome of stuff on transit trends to put up for Ken.

But before it's too stale an apology... over on Pittsblog recently I was a bit harsh on Brian Oneill for a column he wrote on his aversion to Twitter. Brian was good enough not to respond by pointing out that I don't twitter either. :-(. There is also a curious bit of research out lately showing that Twitter quitters outnumber those who stay. He is also vindicated by some similar coverage of that in BusinessWeek.

update: Ok, ok.. I surrender. I have created a twitter account. What I will do with it? We will see. It’s all Brian O’s fault. Plus a few who emailed me to point out I was a Luddite.

My post was meant to be a more general comment on the media's seeming slowness to adapt to new things, nothing about Brian himself. That and I really liked the excuse he gave me to put up that youtube video I found that explained how to use a rotary phone to new users. It was never meant to be as allegorical as it is now almost a century after it was filmed.

and I forgot.. The City Paper this week is all over this issue of the media/blog/internet nexus. See also Potter's local commentary on same.

However I recently noticed that the editor of the Pittsburgh Business Times is Twittering. Certainly more useful than the local version of a biz news summary they used to have. Is that still running? So maybe there is hope for Twitter in the media.


Anonymous Oscar Wilde said...

The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.

Friday, May 01, 2009 9:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What not to do with Twitter

Read a bunch; they're like popcorn.

Friday, May 01, 2009 2:53:00 PM  
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