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Why Engineers Don’t Like Twitter

June 21st, 2010 06:04 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

PabloSandoval48 writes, “A recent EE Times survey of 285 engineers found that 85% don’t use Twitter. More than half indicated that the statement ‘I don’t really care what you had for breakfast,’ best sums up their feelings about it.” Reader mattnyc99 notes a related article in which the authors analyzed the content of tweets during a recent World Cup game, finding 76% of them to be useless.
“Out of 1,000 tweets with the #worldcup hashtag during the game, only 16 percent were legitimate news and 7.6 percent were deemed ‘legitimate conversation’ — which leaves 6 percent spam, 24 percent self-promotion, about 17 percent re-tweets, and a whopping 29 percent of useless observation (like this). Is the mainstream media making too big a deal out of the avalanche of World Cup tweets, or is the world literally flooding the zone?”

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