My new ventures into modern communications has reached another stumbling block… seems Twitter is another of the modern web sites blocked by our companies Internet policy ! I think opinion of Twitter is somewhat divided, but to me it seemed the halfway house between blogging and having regular face to face contact with people – a way of keeping up with people’s everyday smaller thoughts and feelings. My profile is here, if any other twitterers wanna buddy up incidentally
Few people blog about the daily little things, and if you don’t see people regularly, these things tend to be left out of conversation in lieu of the bigger (bloggable) past events, so perhaps Twitter can help occupy this middle ground ? The little things are often as interesting, and much more individual and personable. Well, guess whilst I’m behind works Internet umbrella, I won’t really know if it all works or not – short of doing it all via mobile phone…
Anyway, I can understand the reasoning for the restrictive blanket policy, but this “security over creativity” thing will restrict development towards being a well-rounded technologist. We talk internally about promoting AJAX and Web 2.0 within our tools at work, but then get blocked from trying out practical, successful examples of these ideas in action ! That’s one of the main difference between my last small company employers vs the big corporate in general I guess.
And keeping abreast of new technology and learning about the new capabilities of modern software design is what enhances the software I produce and the reward that keeps me interested in a career within technology.