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Why and How this Geek Girl Uses Twitter

04 · 28 · 09

by @FantasyDreamer

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I’ve seen a lot of articles and blog posts on how people should use Twitter but most of them are geared towards those trying to market themselves towards monetary means and how to get as many followers as you possible get. I would like to talk about how and why I use Twitter because it has nothing to do with those two common goals.

When I first heard of Twitter is was about year ago but I didn’t jump on the band wagon at the time. It wasn’t until September 2008, that I started using Twitter for work because they wanted the web development group to test our toes in the Twitter waters before the marketing folks did. They wanted us to share the in and outs of what we found. To be honest, I didn’t really like it, I thought it was boring. This was because I wasn’t really using it like I should and I was following the wrong people. On top of that, my boss and the marketing department was following me on Twitter, so this made me worried about saying something I shouldn’t and/or be a bad reflection on the company, etc. Then in January of this year, I had an epiphany. It occurred to me to create another account for myself that didn’t have anything to do with work. Now, the fun begins. Read the rest of this entry ?

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@FantasyDreamer

04 · 28 · 09

donnalocklin

I’m a .Net web developer with a side MS SQL Server. I’ve been working in the web world for about 10 years. I’m the only geek girl in an IT group of 9 geeks.

My favorite past times are being with my family, surfing the web, reading, listening to music and watching movies, pretty much in this order. I periodically, I get a guilty conscience and will take the dogs walking, so I can say I worked out. Bad, I know.

My nature is inquisitive. So, I spend a lot time on the web outside of my job, looking up my latest quest for knowledge. I’m quiet, unless I have something to say, and have been known to be a touch sarcastic but for the most part direct and to the point.

My favorite mottoes are: “Live and let live” and “Always give as good as you get”.

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