Twittering on about procurement

28 July 2009
Are you a public sector buyer with an urge to voice your thoughts in microblog form? Yes you cry, well now you can benefit from government advice for Twitter users. The new 20-page report suggests tweets should be timely, frequent and credible, offering insights into the mechanics of government. The Guardian estimates that the 5,382-word guidelines, translate into 36,215 characters and spaces and would need roughly 259 separate tweets to publish on Twitter. On a serious note, the social networking site could be an excellent way to advertise contracts to SMEs, or perhaps openly praise the performance of suppliers and staff. Do you use Twitter to help you at work? If so, what has it helped you achieve?
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