Posted by: Fatima Sabir24 JUN 2011
So I joined twitter this month.
Now there’s a sentence I thought I would never use. Just when I broke the habit of logging into Facebook checking my notifications multiple times a day, I introduce a new way to procrastinate into my life?
Someone help me now!!
For those living under a rock and unaware of twitter, it is a social network site where one provides update on what you doing, almost like a microblog, these updates are called tweets. Then you can pick and choose who’s tweets you would like to see; whether its the people at NICE or Bill Gates. Once you’ve found someone you’d like to stalk, you then ‘follow’ them.
One month in and whats the verdict? I am pleasantly surprised…I really am, I can see how it can be addictive yet so productive at the same time. So I’m following health related ‘groups/people’ and I’m staying updated on new medication, prescribing changes. Just staying updated on health issues around the world; plain and simple. If you carry a smartphone then there are a multitude of twitter apps allowing all these updates to be viewed at any time of the day.
If you follow the right things then you can utilise twitter to your advantage and it soon will become a tool to productivity. I am definitely more aware on the ongoings of the medical world than ever before all thanks to twitter-give the bird a prize! My more ‘unhealthy’ follows include Justin Bieber (said with a cringe!). But there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a generous helping of work, rest and play- so the Justin Bieber follow is forgivable-but lets just hope I don’t get obsessed!
Anyone else find twitter to be a useful tool? If you are already a tweeter, then don’t forget to give pjonline.com a quick follow and stay ahead of the game!