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Karen Bartleson
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re: Why engineers hate twitter
Karen Bartleson   8/6/2010 5:38:39 PM
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I'm an engineer and I absolutely love Twitter. I use it every day. It's a powerful communication channel that helps me constantly with my work and outside activities. I know quite a few other engineers who love it, too. We're capitalizing on technology that we engineers invented after all. Further, I'm told that percentage-wise more engineers use Twitter than the general public.

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AndreaElisabeth   8/4/2010 12:28:09 PM
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Maybe this is special for US? Here in Europe within the tech tweet world I met many active tweeting e.g. @experidesk @clooneyandbean (Thomas Fries) @reinergoetzen and many others greetings from @minamnanofutures and @nanofutures

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ChakC   8/4/2010 8:31:11 AM
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I agree with you Shih. The SNR is pretty low. If the person is sending out too much noise, we can decide not to follow him. I think before we can make good use of Twitter, we need to know how to choose who we should follow. I still think Twitter is useful.

N Anand Kumar
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re: Why engineers hate twitter
N Anand Kumar   8/3/2010 9:57:51 AM
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I don't like

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lancechris   8/3/2010 2:23:25 AM
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hI, Oh really?so maybe they find another field to enjoy his life and satisfy his needs thats why they got bored of using it.Well it was depend upon the situation if you want that stuff you will not get bored. Regards, lance http://gamegoldreview.com/

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t.alex   8/1/2010 3:14:21 AM
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I hardly use twitter but believe it is a good marketing tools. New products/solution can be broadcasted easily.

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osetech   7/31/2010 9:09:46 PM
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Twitter is basically a good marketing tool. One way to market a product like a movie is by word-of-mouth. Oftentimes for many people the decision on whether or not to buy a product depends on what the going, prevailing opinion is. A value is a Picasso painting isn't in the oil and painting it made of; it is the opinion of the certain groups of people. So, you are interested in getting or receiving that opinion about a product (ASAP) twitter would fit that bill as an electronic "word of mouth". Most engineers don't market anything.

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Niel_M   7/29/2010 4:43:40 AM
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True very true..

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toddsierer   7/28/2010 2:41:09 AM
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We're totally social! Just look at all these comments!!! The fact that we're commenting on the bottom of a static article instead of via Twitter is because we've become familiar with an old form of e-conversation, but we're scared to try a new venue because it's over-crowded with idiots (read: non-engineers). C'mon, tweet at me @engineeringmind...I dare you. Let's take back the Internet since we're the ones that invented it (shut up, Al Gore)!!!

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phoenixdave   7/26/2010 1:48:01 PM
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@ttt3 -- "As an engineer in their late 20s, what I see is that a majority of the 40+ (or even 35+) demographic is slow to realize the revolution that is social networking and smartphones. They'll come around." Interesting perception, but I don't think this is limited to engineers. The demographic differences for almost all new technology utilization across the entire population has always seemed to follow this trend. I guess if anything I would expect that engineers would be more accepting of new technology given their role in creating it. Perhaps engineers are so busy creating the next new technology that they don't have time to utilize what they've created? Or maybe lack of utilization is based on lack of need. From my experience Linkedin (a "relatively" new business networking community) is very popular with the engineering community (and many others).

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