Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Classic Twitty

As a recent Facebook convert, I've extended the boundaries of my social media sphere by starting a Twitter account. If you're not familiar with Twitter, it's also been called microblogging and gives users 140 characters to answer the question "What are you doing?" Inboxer Brian blogged about the growing popularity of the application back in January.

Among those I follow on Twitter are friends, co-workers, PR gurus and media outlets. Being relatively new to Twitter, I sometimes find the conversations hard to follow and never know whether anyone could actually be interested in the fact that I'm writing a press release at the moment. But there are those who've gotten the hang of it. In fact, Twitter Grader has a list of the Twitter Elite in Athens. Among them are UGA professor and social media maven Karen Russell and former Jackson Spalding interns Katherine Strate and Lizzie Azzolino. If you want to be tweeting with the who's who in Athens, check out the list and follow their lead.

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Enjoyed reading this article and especially the Twitter Elite in Athens. I am shocked that Brian Brodrick is not there already, and have no doubt you are on your way to making the list, Ashley. Thanks for sharing this list.

Ezra said...

That lack of a posted method for determining a grade bothers me about Twitter Grader. Its like trusting a scientific study where the research doesn't say how results were determined so others can verify the accuracy.

Susan said...

Great post, Ash. I fully expect to see you in the Athens Twitter Elite any day now. Thanks for linking to my Twitter page! Being promoted by you, I'll probably get new followers left and right.

Ashley said...

It's true, Ezra. Twitter Grader doesn't disclose its magic formula. But I tried grading my Facebook page and it gave me feedback on how to improve my score. Interesting that it doesn't do the same on Twitter.