(Warning: I have been known to get cranky about bombastic overstatements by the digerati.)
If you don’t have a Twitter account, your career may be kinda meaningless.
That’s the provocative statement teasing readers to visit Todd Defren’s PR Squared blog.
It’s been proven time and again that this technique works. Provoke discussion by making a blanket statement that everyone – author and readers alike – knows is only a device to get your attention.
Twitter, like Flickr and Second Life and Facebook before it, is the Flavor of the Month. I love its simplicity, and the way it allows me to bathe in a stream of ideas, humor, factoids, personal revelations, and breaking news. It’s one of the most personal social media tools to come along, so it has tremendous potential for networking.
You will have to rip my Twitter account from my cold, dead hands.
But if I ever suggest that your life has no meaning if you aren’t linked in to the same conversational tools that I am, please slap me once or twice. I’ll thank you for it.