Monday, February 02, 2009

David Pogue Twitter Experiment - NYTimes

David Pogue was the keynote at the TK09 conference in Vegas last week.  In case you did not know, @pogue is the tech writer for the NYTimes

During his keynote David posted a question on twitter asking for a cure for hiccups.  He received many responses very quickly.  My personal favorite was from the folks that replied, "Booooooo, (twitter scare)".

I was not feeling particularly clever so I simply responded with "hello from the back of the room".  I just wanted to participate. 

So, I saw his blog post last week after the event but I did not read it closely enough.  This morning, via twitter, I'm told that @bschlenker was in the NYTimes.  How cool is that!? Never thought I'd be quoted...or is it twoted... in the NYTimes.

In my session I mentioned that many people now use twitter as one of their sources of news.  I heard many scoffs, and saw many eyes rolling.  But I'm subscribed to all of my local news channels twitter feeds, and a couple national twitter feeds.  Its amazing how cool it is to get news updates in near real time.

Remember, it's not about the technology - it's about the people, the content, and context.  It may be twitter today, and tomorrow something else.  Forget about the names and focus on the functionality.

Come say hi to me at:
The eLearning Guild's Annual Gathering 2009 Conference and Expo
March 10-13
Orlando, FL

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