Doug Bedell — October 10, 2008, 3:56 pm

Check Out ‘Security Twits,’ a Helpful Twitter Service

For those of you who don’t know it, check out Security Twits, a running conversation on security needs on Twitter, the microblogging service. 

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.

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