Geo, a fellow student of mine, has also recently started a blog and has succumbed to the hype that is Twitter.
In the style of Times Online’s ‘Witter’, I asked her a few questions allowing only 140 characters for each answer. She may be able to tweet in under 140 characters, but how easy is it to talk about that world with a limit?
Geo Willis, BA (Hons) Communication and Media second year at Bournemouth University
Q: How are you finding the concept of blogging? Do you enjoy it or find it a bore?
A: Surprisingly addictive. I actually find that I’m blogging every other day. Well, at the moment I am anyway!
Q: Do you prefer to blog or tweet? Why?
A: I’m getting stuck into both but I prefer blogging. While vox pops have their place, I think with a blog you have the ability to really expand on an argument.
Q: What do you find useful about Twitter?
A: Being on the pulse, constantly up-to-date with friends and also organisations.
Q: How would you feel if you found you were cut off from access to any social media for any length of time?
A: Somewhat adrift. I’m used to moving between tabs of various social media sites for a large part of the day. I live on my computer!
Q: What do you think will be the next step in computer technology?