Recently I decided to curate a Twitter list that reflects a subset of the WAIN community and it has 70 members and over 45 subscribers. If you think of a mailing list as the notice board in your staff room, then a Twitter list is like overhearing the conversation of a room full of staff having morning tea. Same work place very different activity. Lists are one of the essential tools used by those who are immersed in Twitter as a way to manage the information deluge. You can subscribe to a list or the list can be a useful source of people for you to follow. I know that the internet is global but I think locality matters and WAIN is a geographically defined subset of like-minded people with a common interest. Hence this is a list with a local flavour.
I see the WAIN Twitter list as having the following characteristics:
- It contains those subscribers to WAIN who are on twitter (to the best of my ability)
- It will NOT be a mirror of WAIN, will NOT replace WAIN, will NOT provide the information functions of WAIN
- It will be an ongoing conversation, babble, information stream by people who happen to also be WAIN subscribers
- It will be useful resource for finding like minded library people to follow
If you would like to be added then ping me at @WAINmoderator or @lgreenpd -- I will expect you to be a WAIN subscriber (that is my criteria for curating the twitter list).
If you are NOT on WAIN then join at https://lists.curtin.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/wain