Webometric Thoughts

February 11, 2009

One Hundred Updates on Twitter

Filed under: Twitter,noise,research — admin @ 8:36 pm

It has been been almost two weeks since I went to the Birmingham Social Media Cafe and decided that I should give Twitter another look, and throwing myself in head-first I have already reached 100 updates. So has my Twitter time been worth it?

I discovered information I wouldn’t have come across any other way:

And made useful contacts I wouldn’t have made otherwise:

However there is always a down side.
I have been sidetracked from the social web into the discussion of other interests:

I have had to put up the cruder side of work colleagues:

and, in truth, I have had to accept a lot of twittering noise:

Twitter is not for the easily sidetracked, and the truth is that I am someone who is easily sidetracked. Nonetheless, the experiment shall continue.

March 28, 2008

Research v. Internet

Filed under: research,webometrics — admin @ 1:36 pm

I have just come across a picture that perfectly sums up why I never get as much work done as I should:

How can webometrics compete with dinosaurs?

(Asher Sarlin’s original picture can be found HERE).

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