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Is This Thing On or What?

I think my employer first started urging me to join Twitter about two years ago. Ever the company man, I did what any forward-thinking technology editor keen to hold onto his job would do. I ignored it.

But if rust never sleeps, Twitter never rests. And it became apparent, even to me, that tweets have emerged as an important stream of up-to-the-minute information and context in the developer space. So with the grudging reluctance of a child told to go clean his bedroom, I signed up. And in the scant few weeks since I jumped on board, I've found Twitter to be enormously useful for staying in touch with our far-flung contributors and for catching the occasional shiny glint coming out of Redmond.

It also occurs to me (belatedly, as ever) that Twitter is a fine way to keep readers apprised of our efforts at Visual Studio Magazine. So I'll be tweeting on our updated how-to columns and news coverage, and offering quick insights into our reporting in the industry.

Interested in following along? You can find me on Twitter as @MichaelDesmond.

Posted by Michael Desmond on 05/25/2011 at 1:15 PM


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