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July 10, 2008

Give Twitter a Try

by @ 10:37 am. Filed under Technology

One of my hobbies is to follow trends in “new media” by which I mean blogs, social networking sites and other internet-based technology tools that have revolutionized the way we communicate. Pursuant to this curiosity, a few Saturdays ago I attended the New England News Forum at UMass Lowell. This event brought together new media users from around the country to discuss the latest trends. One of the big topics, something I had missed previously, was the use of a site called Twitter which describes itself on its website as

a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?

Reading that, your first reaction might be that the site is intended for people with too much time on their hands. That may be the case for some, but more and more businesses are using Twitter to keep in touch with and receive feedback from customers and co-workers. In fact, a Boston Globe article just last week discussed how major corporations such as Southwest Airlines and H&R Block use Twitter for customer service.

Given all that, we here at the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds decided to give Twitter a try. For us, it will be a method of communicating with our users in real time all types of information about registry operations. We’ve embedded a Twitter feed at the bottom of the front page of our website but that just gives you a small glimpse at the potential of this tool. Please check out our Twitter page itself and, for the full experience, sign up for a free Twitter account and click “follow” when you find LowellDeeds.

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