The Signal staff has mixed opinions on Twitter, the social network “microblogging” service sweeping the nation. Each editor Tweeted their opinion, found below. What’s yours? Tweet at us: www.twitter.com/tcnjsignal.
Twitter expanded our Ann Coulter coverage. Those who couldn’t attend followed in real time. It’s also allowed our reporters to crowd source.
-Joseph Hannan, Editor-in-Chief
Twitter is the future. I like being concise and specific in 140 characters, plus following Anderson Cooper and Ellen. What are you doing?
-Megan DeMarco, Managing Editor
I thoroughly regret some of the people I’m following. I also don’t need to know how drunk you were this weekend. Otherwise, it’s fine.
-Kelly Duncan, News Editor
It’s cool. Facebook is better. Also, I feel bad when people follow me and I don’t follow them back.
-Diana Bubser, News Editor
I’m a fan because I can read the headlines from the NYT, indulge in celebrity lives (Rainn Wilson!) and find out what my friends are doing.
-Kristen Lord, Features Editor
I don’t care if you’re “watching TV” or “napping,” but I’m still a fan. I’ve found job opportunities and been reminded of looming due dates.
-Allison Singer, Final Copy Editor
I’m already deeply rooted in Facebook, so I don’t think Twitter is really necessary for what I use it for (chatting with friends).
-Tim Lee, Photo Editor
I think it’s great as a non-cluttered way to keep up with friends & for following interesting ppl & news but it can get overwhelming and distracting.
-Kelli Plasket, Web Editor
The non-users weigh in (in 140 characters):
“I have reasons for not having a Twitter. I already have too much shit. I don’t need something else.”
-Caroline Russomanno, Arts & Entertainment Editor
“I don’t have the time or energy to follow what other people are doing. I don’t care enough to go to a Web site every couple of hours.”
-Bobby Olivier, Sports Editor