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Editor's Buzz - Apr 29/09

Unless you live under a very big rock, far away from all things technological, you have become aware of Twitter. Maybe more than aware. Maybe a participant.

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On the Twitter homepage ( is the following explanation: "Twitter is a service for friends, family, and coworkers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?"

The question is whether "What are you doing?" is a question worth asking lab managers and their colleagues? Is it just me or does the question imply: Stop what you're doing and turn your attention toward me the twitterer. But, heh, I'm still uninitiated. If you're not, tell me what value Twitter serves you work wise. The social stuff, like "I'm heading over to Starbucks for a latte, want to join me," I get.


Pam Ahlberg
Lab Manager Magazine