In my last post, I transcribed a Twitterview that Jhaymee Wilson of The Green PM initiated. The actual Twitterview can still be found at #TheGreenPM. This activity was a huge amount of fun for me. That same week I was interviewed four times: once by phone for an article for the PMI website (yet to be published), once by e-mail for a blog, and once for a podcast. But the Twitterview was so incredibly nifty!
However, the Twitterview as a vehicle seems to have sparked some controversy. Shim Marom and Brian Arbauch have posted their comments, and over at Herding Cats, Glen Alleman suggests the very notion of a Twitterview is neither serious nor adult, and implicitly, unfit for use.
Because the concept seems to be the thing under debate (and interestingly, not the actual content), I wanted to use this post as a place to collect people’s thoughts.
For reference, here are some other Twitterviews I’ve been able to find:
- George Stephanopoulos interviews John McCain
- Diario Medicio interviews Bertalan Meskó (a doctor)
- @AfricaSpeak interviews @TravelDudes
1) A Twitterview creates content. Is the resulting content meaningful? Useful? Actionable?
2) Part of the controversy seems to stem from a parallel controversial concept, “PM2.0” (here’s an article from Gantthead on PM2.0). Is a Twitterview part of PM2.0 or is a Twitterview a separate thing? Should they be considered separately?
3) How could you demonstrably measure success of a Twitterview?
Please feel free to speak your mind! Part of any new innovation is to collaborate and kick ideas around. Something I do feel is, social media gives a platform to do just that!