I am a bit jaded with Twitter at the moment, especially on the conversational side.
I am sure that it is my fault for "asking for it" but the routine sweary abuse and trolling is now tiresome. (By trolling, I mean someone sending a sequence of adverse or provocative messages with no sincere interest in any constructive dialogue.)
That said, it is a good way of promoting my work and things which I see as of interest or concern.
So, at least for a while, my @davidallengreen account will be used mainly as a channel for links and comments on legal stories and such things, as well as links to my other stuff and activities. I have another Twitter account for friends and contacts I know in real life, but that will be restricted.
I will also stop regularly deleting all my tweets on the @davidallengreen account.
I did this for three reasons: first, they are ephemeral by nature (and so thereby no inherent reason to retain them); second, as a form of risk management against frivolous complaints or threats of litigation (one cannot eliminate the risk, as tweets are stored elsewhere - I am happy to stand by each tweet, but not happy to waste time and money on the mischief-making of others); and, third, it meant I never got to see just how many tweets I had sent...
However, if @davidallengreen is just going to be a channel for links then there will be not as much need to delete.
[10 September 2011 - have done a complete tweet delete, more out of habit than anything. Will try and avoid another one.]
Any thoughts welcome. I have always enjoyed blogging more than tweeting, and this seems rather a good compromise.
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