Filed under: Security | Tags: jaiku, network security, networking, pownce, Securitagreed:y, security twits, Social Media, tweet scan, twitter, twitter karma, twitter packs
There seems to be quite the little network security community growing on Twitter, which truthfully has made for some fascinating discussion over the last few weeks. However there are a few challenges:
- It’s really hard to find each other. Searches via Tweet Scan on the “security” keyword result in everything from complaining about physical security to debating homeland security to emo song lyrics.
- Not a whole lot of of security folks are yet on Twitter, and if they are, see bullet No. 1.
- Even if you find a security person and add them, unless they use Twitter Karma, they may not even know you’re following them due to Twitter’s unreliable and sporadic notification system.
What’s the solution? Twitter Packs, while a great tool, can be a bit daunting if you’re really trying to dig into one niche area, and really at this point only Twitter power users know about the packs. Ryan Naraine suggested to me yesterday that a separate list of “Security Twits” (really, guys, it’s not an insult — Twitter users = Twits) that the security community could manage itself would be a great tool. I agreed:
So, what now? Click on the names above to view the Security Twits’ (I swear this is what it’s called…) Twitter pages, and if you’re on Twitter, add them to your follower list. If you’re not on Twitter, sign up. Whether it be Twitter or Pownce or Jaiku, micro-blogging is on fire right now, and based on research thus far the security network hasn’t spread as widely to the other two services — yet. If you’re new to Twitter, read this blog post on the must-haves for newbies.Send this list to your own security networks and recruit more Security Twits. Comment below if you have any corrections or additions. This blog post will serve as a living document. When a suggestion is made in the comment section, I will update the blog post as appropriate.
Oh, and if you want to add me to your Twitter feed, I am over here. I’ll post an update whenever this list is improved and enhanced. Feedback is always welcome.
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