Just to give you a little about me: I was never really a fan of social networking. I remember once creating a MySpace account, when it was cool to have one, but I got bored with all the upkeep that it required. It’s probably still there too…

My wife just joined the Facebook bandwagon and now she’s addicted to the point that she regularly maintains a profile for me. I think I’ve actually logged into my account maybe twice.

For the record, if I get one more random quiz or one more request to be a part of someones pirate crew, I’m really gonna have an aneurysm.

But with the incredible growth within the social networking communities, this has created a new avenue for people to introduce their services and products and bring them to the fore. So I decided to be a Plixer PR person by creating a new Twitter account.

You can follow me if you want: @heycharlie <—- There’s my shameless attempt at advertising.

But going back to this blog.

Now that I’ve joined Twitter, I find myself amazed at who is using it. Here I thought that it was going to be full of teenagers talking about bands and bubblegum. To my surprise though, I found that there are tons of people in the IT field who use it on a regular basis.

I personally enjoy being able to help fellow techies battle issues with Cisco NetFlow or sFlow configurations. But there’s a lot of interesting stuff that flies around too; I hear opinions about products, I hear rants about how someone’s “X” network problem is ruining their life. I also hear raves about networking victories.

Maybe social networking is now more practical and useful than it used it be…

If you are not yet part of the Twitter community, hop on board, (not a Pirate reference) and feel free to follow me and a couple of my crazy IT friends. Maybe you’ll find it as useful as I have. If you already Tweet on a regular basis, feel free to leave a comment with your profile link, so the rest of us here at Plixer can share in your online shenanigans.


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Ryan Slosser

My name is Ryan. I work in development here at Plixer. I mostly deal with hardware deployment. I enjoy kayaking and fishing during the summer and skiing in the winter. People can count on me and I always give 100% unless I'm donating blood.


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