I’ve Joined Twitter! Stay Tuned for ‘Less Filtered’ Findings

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Every time I go to the UK, which seems like a lot these days, I’m struck by how those in the procurement profession are much more likely to use Twitter, at least at the more senior levels. This rule goes for all types – practitioners, providers, consultants, students and even the spouses of those involved in the profession, or somehow close to it. I was at a customer event here in the states recently for a UK-based provider in which Twitter also featured more prominently among attendees (outside of just the marketing folks) than it would at a typical event in the US.

At Spend Matters, at least with our @spendmatters handle, we’ve admittedly done a rather superficial job at using Twitter. Yes, we tweet our stories and research. And yes, there’s even an occasional witty angle to it. But to date, it’s been a channel for Spend Matters that’s been secondary compared to our other editorial priorities. Perhaps this won’t change on the site side of things – and maybe it shouldn’t. But personally, I’ve decided to toss my hat into the Twitter ring.

I signed up for a new Twitter handle (@jasondbusch) earlier this week and have already had quite a bit of fun with it, the way I used to when Spend Matters was a bit less edited and filtered. The handle represents solely my views, and not those of Spend Matters.

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It’s not my first time on Twitter (far from it). But I consider my more frequent and direct involvement this time a new outlet and a new type of expression for things I no longer have the time to do in full paragraph or article form – or really the capability to do now that Spend Matters has fully transitioned from being the voice of one person to the collective thoughts of over a dozen.

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So join me in this new Twitter adventure. You don’t have to “follow me,” as they say. Lurk. Check in. Let me know if you like the style and tone. Yes, I plan to get a bit more personal and direct with it. It’s mine. And mine alone.

Come to think about that, perhaps that’s what I miss the most about the early days of Spend Matters.

Voices (2)

  1. the doctor:

    But for now, just put this on repeat:


  2. the doctor:

    Now that you’ve joined Twitter, you better pro-actively add this to your iTunes library. You’ll be singing it someday …


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