Why bother Twitter?

The Archival Platform answers: “ ….Although we have Africa-based followers, and follow a number of them including David Worth, the AP currently mainly uses twitter as a source of information from the international archives and museum community, and as a way of foregrounding work being done in the African archive sector within the international community of professionals. It’s a perfect brainstorming and query tool on matters of common professional interest. In the future we hope that Twitter can be used also to learn from and engage more local professionals, government representatives and the public in general on matters of archival interest.
Reading tweets involves some special codes but this is not hard to do once you have started trying. RT@xx means you are sending on, or retweeting, xx’s tweets; website addresses are often shortened to fit them into the 140 character limit so they look a bit strange. …..“


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