Twitter

Hello, I’m Paul Wilkinson. I run a niche consultancy, pwcom.co.uk Ltd, specialising in public relations, marketing and social media (aka Web 2.0 or the social web) for businesses working in the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and property sectors.

I use Twitter to maintain existing links with people I already know, and to establish and build new links with people who interest me and who I might like to get to know.

Unlike some users, I am not interested in building a huge following – for me, it’s the quality of people I interact with, not the quantity that matters. The same goes for my use of Twitter.

I will Tweet occasional snippets from my blog or links to news that I have read. I re-tweet interesting tweets from people I follow, and I get involved in conversations about PR, marketing, Twitter, blogs, social media in general, plus construction, construction IT, sustainability, etc – all matters related to my day job.

(A small minority of my Twitter conversations may go off-topic [talking about English League Division Two football, cycling, life in London, etc], but I try not to let my non-work interests intervene too much.)

I don’t automatically follow everyone. I look at people’s profiles and their recent tweets; sometimes I wait for new users to start using Twitter for a few days; but I often respond to recommendations from other Twitter users I know.

Sometimes accused of being a Twitter-holic (I’m not, but I know a few who may be!), I don’t Twitter 24/7, so if I miss something you sent for me, @EEPaul me so that it pops up in my EEPaul Tweetdeck column (or drop me a DM if it’s something not to be shared on the public feed). I use a mobile Twitter client, Seesmic, on my HTC Hero smart-phone while travelling, and post occasional photos via Twitpic.

I look forward to connecting with you.