After participating in my Social Media and PR class TwitterChat last week, I was completely blown away. Although I am still getting used to optimizing my ability to use Twitter effectively, the constant influx of information during this “class experiment” was surprising, to say the least.
Moreover, I am still on the fence about the ultimate efficiency of TwitterChat.
I see the positive aspects:
-the ability to communicate with a mass
-quick feedback on ideas and questions
-wider participation in chatting versus class discussion
There were some questionable aspects as well:
-rapid topic changes without deep exploration
-lack of understanding in tone and purpose
I would love to be able to explore the concepts of Twitterchat within my own discourse, but how effective are they?
I like the ability to think before responding, rather than being pushed to vomit out ideas.
However, with an ever-changing world of communication, the American ideals of quick, fast, and easy will definitely be driving the development of MORE Twitterchats and MORE ways to consolidate and simplify communication.