THERE IS OFTEN an authentic local voice in tweets coming from places nearby so when The Nationalist, our local paper, started publishing them, I was interested in what they said.
I sometimes wonder if people actually think before they tweet and I had that same thought when looking over the tweets in the snap from the paper. And because I know some of the back stories behind product placement and name dropping on tweets that run on the bottom third of TV shows, I've become somewhat jaded.
I have a list of students' Twitter accounts that occasionally show some streams of consciousness that wouldn't fit well in the context of a job interview. I save some of those unformed thoughts for private review sessions with folks who are often left with no option besides changing the name and avatar of their online personas after they soiled the first one. And often the second one too.