#lateraltwits 05 Twitter as a public forum

In the series “LateralTwits” We have already discussed Twitter as a communication medium, Twitter as a platform for dialogue, Twitter as a means of information and Twitter as a means of contact.

Today the approach we do to Twitter as a public forum.

Twitter is becoming a great forum. Possibly never will replace the thematic forums that are on the network, but being a single medium is easy for someone with a good number of “followers” (followers) lanze a question, and also it is easy to get answers.

You can do the test. With questions as diverse as:

  • Does anyone know the name of the Secretary of State for Sport?
  • Any recommendation theater in Madrid in early 2011?
  • Is there any university that addresses personal brand studies?
  • Can someone pass me a link about using social bookmarking?
  • Does anyone know if there's football league this weekend?

And all you can think. Surely you shall answer, and in many cases it will be better than offering a seeker, as they often also involved the subjective component (theatrical recommendation, for example).

If you want the answers are not lost on Twitter, you can always create a hashtag, tags Twitter, to follow the subject more easily. For example:

Does anyone recommend me a software for backup? #softcopy

I think we have a utility over Twitter, very practical, do not forget to follow the series, which has a total of 27 posts with different utilities.

I take this opportunity to wish you the best for 2011… HAPPY NEW YEAR!