11 May 2010


I had a look at a page at "The Plan Is" that ranks #PMOT twitter activity by user.

For those that don't know the #PMOT tag denotes a message for the Project Managers On Twitter.

Of course mst people on the list are  bloggers or forum posters and active in the online PM community.  But two things stand out for me about this.  

Point 1. What the hell are you getting done at work if you are posting upward of 200 tweets in a day?

Point 2: Oh okay, you are using a whole bunch of automated processes to push out tweets, so you aren't in fact spending your whole working day pasting in URLs of interesting content.  So you are spamming.

For me Twitter's eventual failure is apparent in these two points.


  1. Hello Craig,

    Your post is a conclusion that I've done a few months ago.
    But if I consider my activity on twitter, I organised three times for post my favorites links
    - early in the morning
    - at lunch if I can
    - on the evening
    I don't use an automated process. I just take time (5min) in these three times.

    It can be organised :-)

  2. Sara!

    You are top of the list today. And I figure you are pretty influential in what we all read. I know I click on one of your recommendations at least a couple of times a week.

    I suppose the big difference between you and me (regarding twitter use) is that you have spent the time to work out an effective process.

  3. Anonymous1:33 pm

    Hahah cool answer, Sara. I also follow your tweets.
    Well Craig, someone has to share knowledge, right?
    Best regards,

  4. I thought it was going to take ages to work out what that means. Certainly my favourite hashtag. Thank you Craig for sharing what it stands for!