Following me following you

If you’re reading this because I’ve started following you on twitter, let me explain why. It seems a bit strange to me that Oxford doesn’t have a very strong presence in the twittersphere especially when compared with parts of London and some other cities. While there’s a good number of Oxford-based organisations and individuals who run twitter accounts, I haven’t found anywhere where Oxford is discussed as a place to live, work or study (with the possible exception of the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum).

So I’m interested to see if it’s possible to start and maintain a network of people who live in and around Oxford, who are interested in what’s going on, and might from time to time like to share thoughts, experiences, ideas, whatever, with others. I’ve no idea if it will work or if anyone’s going to be interested. No rules, no membership conditions, just the standard twitter etiquette. All welcome. If you want to give it a try and decide to follow @TonyOX3 you can unfollow whenever you want (but you knew that anyway).

That’s it. There’s no more structure than that – just a try-it-and-see. There are a few items on this blog already and I’ll add more when I’ve got something to say. Meanwhile if you’d like to share the films you’ve seen, books you’ve read, cafés and restaurants you like or loathe, your views on Tesco v. Sainsburys, concerts, gigs, exhibitions, lectures, bus services, council spending cuts, the best and worst pubs, what that new shop called POD opposite the Queens Lane bus-stops sells, anything and everything probably but not necessarily Oxford-related, then why not give it a try? If it works we can join the burgeoning world of hyperlocal social networking. If it fizzles out in a couple of months we can forget about it and move on.

Thanks for reading.