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Re: Twitter

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Webster Craig <[log in to unmask]>

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Webster Craig <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 22 Sep 2011 12:12:01 +0000

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Getting things done , by Dave Allen is fantastic, inbox zero follows these principles

Yes twitter is 140 characters

Cheers
Craig

Sent from my iPhone

On 22 Sep 2011, at 13:00, "Reeves Christopher (RW3) CMFT Manchester" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Here in Central Manchester we too are prohibited from accessing Twitter, and I have no experience of it in the outside world. But with regard to emails I found the attached article very useful and have implemented many of the ideas - rules to divert certain emails out of the inbox and into a separate folder are great to help ensure that some of the less important things (from a time perspective with regard to need to know and action) don't distract from the daily grind, e.g. journal TOCs and mailbase items (!). 
> 
> Is Twitter the one with posts of up to only 140 characters? That's me out with this message then, and certainly some of our more lengthy contributors ...  sign me up! ;-)
> 
> Chris
> 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Clinical biochemistry discussion list [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Webster Craig
> Sent: 22 September 2011 12:07
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> Subject: Re: Twitter
> 
> I'm in a similar situation and the only one thats "stuck" is twitter.
> 
> This is a question been floated by the ACB (and perhaps many other organisations) particularly with regard how can they use them effectively, and now i guess, do they need to use them? I'd really be interested to get views on this.
> 
> Do we have any information on demographics, subscription rates etc for the mailbase? I'm not suggesting a replacement, just an adjunct to existing methods of communication.
> 
> My personal take on this is that email is distracting, can be difficult to manage etc. It is made easier by following the rules expanded on this site:
> 
> http://www.43folders.com/2007/07/25/merlins-inbox-zero-talk
> 
> twitter in particular seems like a more passive experience where I can control when I look and deal with stuff. Although is helped by turning off all email notifications and changing your check for email time in the mail client to 15 mins or so.
> 
> Cheers
> Craig
> 
> On 22 Sep 2011, at 11:57, Jonathan Kay wrote:
> 
>> 
>> I have accounts on every social media system I can find. I can't understand them without using them. And I can't discuss them with my informatics students without understanding them.
>> 
>> I never use Twitter beyond that attempt to understand it.
>> 
>> But now I have an iPhone in my pocket I don't need much more than email. 
>> 
>> Jonathan
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On 22 Sep 2011, at 11:50, Webster Craig wrote:
>> 
>>> Anyone use twitter? would people find it useful to have links to news etc via a twitter feed rather than going though the group and email?
>>> 
>>> Best Wishes
>>> Craig
>>> 
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