On Friday afternoon, I was interviewed again about Twitter – this time, by our local NBC affiliate, channel 27 news. They interviewed me, our head of Communications and Marketing, and our Communications Editor (I think that’s her title). It was a fun interview – here are some pics from the interview, and here’s a link to the web version of the interview.
Hannah Wooldridge interviewed us, and during the interview, asked me to ask my Twitter friends some questions. First we said “hi” – and 36 people quickly responded with some form of “hi” back within minutes (interestingly, the first reply came from the Netherlands!).
Then I asked this: “what should our tv reporter ask about twitter? What’s cool“? Here are the replies I received:
- ShannonAronin@davidleeking Where to find the tools to make it useful? Answer: We Are Media.
- joshuamneff@davidleeking it’s cool that worldwide conversations take place on Twitter!
- hbraum@davidleeking (& reporter) hashtags are the true power of twitter imo #23smt and #libcampks09 2 other recent local hashtag usage
- DJ345@davidleeking Networking with interesting people all over the world. It is such an easy way to share information.
- jdelagardelle@davidleeking #tscpl for the interviewer: Cool is all about who you want to follow. Choose your peeps carefully. Librarians R the BEST!
- civillibrarian@davidleeking How libraries are using it to reach a broader audience?
- jokrausdu@davidleeking Many ways to communicate through it, such as Tweetie, tweetdeck, twitpic, or twitter.com and dozens of other ways.
- Suelibrarian@davidleeking tell the reporter hi from Perth Western Australia and that you have a global audience
- pcc24@davidleeking Interesting to think about what Twitter can add to the experience of events like SXSW i.e. what ‘being there’ really means.
- sirexkathryn@davidleeking Usually I’m in Western Australia with @suelibrarian, but today I visited you here bcs of a twitter invitation last night.
- sophiebiblio@davidleeking it’s cool that even though I’m now a solo librarian, I still feel connected to my colleagues!
- shawncalhoun@davidleeking I suggest a discussion could be abt Twitter and innovation. Twitter works on so many levels because its not prescriptive IMHO
- jdelagardelle@davidleeking http://searchenginewatch.co… #tscpl Reporter: Use Twitter as an education tool: Immediate feedback.
- curiouschild@davidleeking It’s cool that people are asking for and receiving help via Twitter.
Everyone who replied – you rock – thanks! Everyone – make sure to read and think about the ideas in the above responses. Twitter started with a simple question – “what are you doing?” The ideas presented above go WAY beyond that. It touches on the community experience I wrote about in my book!