As Twitter prepares to become an ad-stuffed free content network, the company is hiring a lobbyist for its UK office to "manage" public policy in Europe. It's the first such Blighty-based role advertised by the micro-blogging site and comes just months after Twitter floated on Wall Street. Responsibilities for the post include …
"You will have educated policymakers and regulators with respect to Twitter and built strong, respectful relationships."
"You will make a subtle point of letting policy makers know how much they could make as a Non-Executive Director with respects to Twitter UK and you will have an expense account and be expected to use it."
As Twitter prepares to become an ad-stuffed content free network
I actually read it as that in the first place and had to double check back again!
I just don't get the point of Twitter. I gave it a go and still check it now and then, but I can't see how you can say anything interesting in 140 cha
It's a social network, so, if your social group don't use it, you won't get anything out of it.
I have accounts on both Twitter and facebook (not the sort of thing I should confess to on this forum!), but only facebook is host to my IRL (is that the correct TLA?) friends, thus facebook is a handy communication tool, whilst Twitter is a waste of time.
I nominate Sally Bercow, the Speaker's wife. She seems to know how to use Twitter to make friends and influence people...
tw@tter seems to be for...
... advertising types and egotistical numpties.
"Look at me/us. Aren't I/we cool? Tell me I'm great/buy my stuff."
Best thing you can do -- ignore them.
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