Lessons learned on Twitter

This week I posted a new podcast with Scott Hunter of Microsoft, along with Jon Galloway of Microsoft and Ward Bell of IdeaBlade. I was pretty excited about what Scott had to say shutterstock_152928911about Angular and ASP.NET, and tried to convey that on Twitter.  Oops. 

I learned (again) what I should have known

  • It is better to understate than to overstate
  • It is better to check with your source before interpreting what he said
  • It is better to let the podcast stand on its own
  • e-conversations are very difficult

I ended up having to make “clarifications” of my comments – felt like a hack politician. I forgot that 140 characters is just enough to sound like a jerk. 

Live and learn and move on. 

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses. He was a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP and a Microsoft MVP.
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One Response to Lessons learned on Twitter

  1. James King says:

    I listened to the podcast Scott Hunter message is this, Angular.js has been declared the winner in JavaScript MV* frameworks by the Dev Community especially Enterprise Devs
    Visual Studio knows this, and positioning themselves before JetBrains eats their lunch, if you had published the podcast after Build 2014, this blowback will not have happened, maybe Scott should not have granted you the interview till after Build OR just focused on current tooling in VS 2013

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