While fitting some doors to a bookshelf last night my mind wandered to twitter, don’t ask he how! The thought was that we are using twitter with our colleagues to replace the general verbal announcements we’d all have when co-located. “Just nipping for lunch”, “Going for a coffee, anyone else” – the sentences not aimed at anyone in particular but the people you sit near. Now I still do that but the people I sit near when in the office aren’t from my team. The closest person to me is 20 miles away, then 200 miles, then several thousand miles. It was only on reflection last night that I realised I was using twitter for those historically verbal announcements.
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