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Twitter, but this report from cnet news seems to confirm it. Year to year, from February 08 to February 09, Nielson reports that Twitter has seen a staggering 1382% growth.
Sure, there's an increase in noise ... spammers and such, but there's also a lot more genuine conversation going on out there as more and more real people come on board too.
What started as a playground for the tech geeks and early adopter-types is now being embraced by the mainstream. And hooray for that!
Individual IBMers have been on Twitter since the beginning, and I'm following about six billion of them. And now I'm starting to see more and more IBM and Rational-specific twitter handles out there: @RationalUT, @RationalTester, @rsc2009, @developerWorks, @IBMEvents,
Are you on Twitter? Are you tweeting about IBM and/or Rational? Want to share? Leave a comment and let us know who you are! Let's build the community.
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Can't get enough news and information from Rational Client Support? Looking for another way to interact with us?
Be sure to follow RationalSupport on Twitter at http
I will admit to having mixed feelings about this, mainly because I'm such a Twitter purist. I value the genuine interactions and networking that Twitter provides, and do not appreciate it being used by companies and individuals as simply another media outlet. That being said, our employees, our clients and our business partners are already out on Twitter, sharing their experiences, problems, solutions, and ideas, so why NOT provide a Rational Support presence on Twitter.
It will be very interesting to see where this goes. I promise to do my utmost to make it another valuable tool in your Rational support toolbelt.
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@RationalSupport tweets were the most popular in July, as measured by click-throughs to our content?
Check it out!
Lots of good stuff here ... what do YOU want us to tweet about?
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What @RationalSupport tweets were the most popular in July, as measured by click-throughs to our content?
Check it out!
1. The Full-Text Search feature in IBM Rational ClearQuest, Version 7.1: Part 2. Install the components: http://ow.ly/oGyk KS
2. Announcing the availability of IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere, V 7.5.4: http://ow.ly/r1KQ ^CH
4. TODAY, 10am EDT: Rational Support Open Mic: C/ALM with 2.0 Jazz products. More info: http://ow.ly/pBsr ^KS
5. dW: Test dynamic Web applications with IBM Rational Functional Tester scripts that can handle application changes: http://ow.ly/oSUB ^KS
8. IBM listens when Indian developers talk http://ow.ly/nsZn ^KS (via @ibmrational)
10. Now available: Open Mic replay: What's New in Rational Team Concert 2.0/Jazz 1.0 http://ow.ly/piRR ^KS
Lots of good stuff here ... what do YOU want us to tweet about? Leave a comment and let us know.
kellypuffs 06000168YK Visits (2567)
We launched our twitter presence in April of last year with no other agenda than to share knowledge with you to help you be successful with Rational products.
We're sharing new and popular technotes, IBM Education Assistant modules, information regarding our electronic support tools and programs, and pertinent developerWorks and jazz.net articles.
How are we doing?
Are we tweeting too much? Or too little?
Too dry? Not dry enough? :-)
Would you prefer to see a separate Twitter account for each Rational product or product family?
What would you like to see more of?
What would you like to see less of?
Please post your feedback, suggestions and ideas as a comment to this blog entry. We'd love to know what you think!
Kelly Smith, Chief Twit