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Beard or no beard

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Ged Carroll


Yesterday I put my Twitter Man idea into practice, when I asked my Twitter community whether I should shave my goatee off. There were ten votes for keeping it (including those people who asked me to grow a more extensive beard and or a mustache and one against.

What was more interesting was the way the replies came in.

Less than half the people replied on Twitter, instead they messaged me via Facebook. The messages on Facebook tended to be from Twitter n00bs, whereas I have long ago abandoned Facebook as a way of interacting with my communities, its more like a very unwieldy contacts book.

This transition space of communicating on one social media and the reply coming from a different source makes finding the threads of conversations much more complex, and is something that is worthwhile looking at in a more serious manner with a better experiment.

The data from my impromptu poll also supported Rainier PR’s recent study on media consumption findings, since not one of the responses about whether I should shave or not referenced the ongoing Amy Winehouse saga.