A little bird told me

14 October 2010
Lindsay Clark, international news editor, Supply Management“Serbian prune association makes first shipments to Russia”. It’s not your average tweet, but then it’s not your average Twitterer. Moments after a colleague introduced me to The Public Ledger, established 1760, a quick forage on Google revealed it had adopted a distinctly 21st century mode of communication. The print version of the publication, which hangs around the SM office, is deliciously antiquated, with individual headline spacing, virtually no pictures and a squiggly font for the masthead. But that hasn’t prevented this pillar of commodity news from adopting new technologies. So it set me pondering, where do procurement professionals get their information, with so many sources at their fingertips? There are a fair few of you on LinkedIn, the social networking site for business, and a substantial number on Twitter. But are these tools actually being used for work, or are people just joining in with the latest media fad? Are print, radio and TV still an equally good source of work-related news? Those of you with an interest in Twitter and the like may want to follow me here and let me know which accounts you find most useful to work, what you think of SM and where procurement professionals are hanging out online. But for now I find The Public Ledger’s tweets a distracting source of amusement.
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