I've been interviewed twice this year (2010), once by PMI for an upcoming article and other time for a commercial Blog. Both times were around an hour on the phone and an editorial session after to do the "fact check" and final edits of the interviews.
We did this as kids. It's half duplex, low fidelity, highly distorted. Fun but not very effective.
Endless studies have shown that communication between people is largely through body language and expressions. Then comes tonality, and finally the words themselves.
Now I enjoy Geoff's Blog very much and the people he points us too as well.
But I still have not gotten my mind around the notion of Twitter as a communication channel for anything other than exchanging short - almost context free - messages.
I live on IM with our field staff. It's a way to see who's in, a quick check up on something that can be resolved in a very few sentences - like ONE. For example - "who's using the WebEx account?" "Hey Matt, I'm headed to 59th facility, you gonna be there for lunch?" "Hannah, you coming to Breck this weekend with your roommates?" "Honey, stop by Safeway and get two bunches of green onions." Stuff like that.
Serious adult communication seems to require a wider channel.
Managing projects requires an even wider channel. In narrow channels we have, no hand waving, no doodling on the reports, no looking at multiple pieces of paper at the same time, no sensing of the facial expressions to see if we're actually exchanging information rather than just textual characters.
Someone please tell me what am I missing here, where the PM2.0 advocates claim this is the "next big thing," in the domain of Project Management?