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Is there a right way to use social networking tools and a wrong way? I’d say yes. I still don’t like it when someone urges people to use Twitter as a support tool. To me it’s like going to an empty room and yelling “Help I have an issue” and hoping that there is some wacko person who just happens to walk by and hear your yell.
That said, www.Tweetdeck.com with a search on #blackhat and #defcon this week and you can learn the buzz around a conference. That’s not good of course when someone you are following goes to a conference and your follow stream turns into “all conference, all the time” (check out http://www.twalala.com/login or www.twittersnooze.com for such times). But there are risks of such platforms. Short urls. Tricked clicks. Reputation hijacking. It’s a scary place out there, so be prepared when folks ask you about the issues.