Lately as I’ve talked to customers about the methods they can use to stay up-to-date on IBM i, when I mention my use of Twitter, some of them point out that their workplaces don’t allow Twitter through their firewall.
“We wouldn’t mind if they followed you,” they say, “but we don’t want them following <<name of a prolific tweeting actor removed>> at work.”
OK, so that’s a business decision, and I can see the point. But nevertheless, this type of policy does mean that some of the “#IBMi” information that's been sent out into the community is not reaching everyone. (#IBMi is the hashtag used on Twitter to identify information about IBM i.) So today, I want to mention a few things that have only been covered there.
First, sometimes I let you know who I’ve been talking to. For example:
Sometimes people allow me to say I’ve been talking to them (FIS) and sometimes they don’t. That’s just the way it is.
And then there are tweets where I tell you what the IBM i development team has been up to:
No, I can’t tell you exactly what we were talking about yet, but it’s quite interesting to be looking at the things we’re going to be delivering in the next few months and years.
And finally, I retweet items that I find interesting, and that I think many of you might find interesting:
Sometimes they don’t even have anything to do with IBM i or Power Systems directly.
So, there you have it. Now I have a question for you? Was this useful? Should I do this again every once in a while? I titled this entry with a “Volume 1?” because I don’t know. Give me your opinions.
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