Zach Lanier, who maintains Security Twits, says it has over 230 members from the security field who need to opt-in to join the conversation – that is, they have to want to be there. Requests and solutions are shared online – anything, almost, that can be fit into Twitter’s message limit of 140 characters. There’s a fun-to-learn discipline in thinking cogently in such short bursts. That’s what’s helped to make Twitter itself such a successful web service.
Want to know about experience with Product X, or the names of consultants for a given security need? The Security Twits brotherhood/sisterhood can likely produce an answer in minutes, if not sooner. There’s a podcast interview with Zach Lanier at www.SecurityRoundtable.com. Security Twits is a good example of social networking in the security field.