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MicroBlogging for Business

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A few weeks ago I discussed one MicroBlogging platform that I regularly use in a post called Twitter for Engineers. You know something is mainstream when the print media picks it up…

Now, Brevity Is the Soul of Office Interaction – NYTimes.com

One hundred forty characters β€” the exact length of this sentence β€” is turning out to be just right for business communications of all kinds.

Whether sharing project updates with colleagues or reaching out to customers, workers are communicating in a new medium that keeps messages very short.

But there are also services that are more suited for in-house communications, rather than telling the world every thought occuring within your organization, of these Yammer is my favourite, with a simple interface and a generous free service, this is the choice for a hip tech-savvy workplace to keep the commentary in house – in-house.

Have you considered using any of these services? Or do you use twitter?

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.