Editors Blog


Murphy's Law: Twittering Out

July 14, 2009
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

My recent experiment with Twitter.com is almost down to its last tweet. Here is a sample from my latest follower: “I'm a shy girl that is looking for a guy to be intimate with me and LOYAL to only me. Please no cheaters. Patti.”

As any HVACR business venture is only successful as long as it can be commercially viable (a.k.a. making some money), I expect that a social network, like Twitter, will soon face a make-or-break point. My shy girl looking for companionship may in fact have found the magic - perhaps she is doing something that is actually making money from tweets. However, I don’t know anyone besides Patti who has figured this out.

Occasionally, I have found some interesting links to information that I care about. But honestly, I don’t care to know that Dan is bored stiff in the grocery line, or that Sheila went water skiing for the first time. The thing that bothers me most about my latest follower - shy girl Patti - is that while she wants me to be loyal to only her, she is currently following 299 other people.
You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.

Podcasts

NEWSMakers: John Missell

John Missell, vice president and COO of Spectrum Design, joins the program to discuss how his company has utilized geothermal technologies, and we examine the future of renewable energy resources. Posted on Aug. 15.

More Podcasts

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 08-18-14 cover

2014 August 18

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Prohibiting HFCs

EPA is proposing a rule that would prohibit some HFCs in select refrigeration applications. Do you agree with this move?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con