It's a question that Businessweek is asking as part of its followup to its breakthrough 2005 article on blogging in an article called Beyond Blogs. In particular they are looking for resuwitters from CEOs and celebrities.
THE 140-CHARACTER RESUME
We send out a few posts on Twitter (they're called "tweets") asking people how social media are changing their work. Scores of responses pour in. People learn what colleagues are up to, inside and outside the company. They see trends. They make contacts. They learn. Some even sell. A Dell (DELL) employee who goes by the Twitter name of Ggroovin tells us that Dell's service on Twitter has brought in half a million dollars of new orders in the past year. Some on Twitter sniff around for the next job. "The new résumé is 140 characters," tweets 23-year-old Amanda Mooney, who just landed a job in PR.
So the writers at Businessweek sent out a tweet asking for some 140 characters. Here are some responses;
I put out a preliminary call for these resumes a couple of days ago on Twitter and got back a couple of Steve Jobs resuwitters:
@ggroovin wrote: CEO, Apple - brought back co from brink to tech leader; Pixar CEO - saved then joined Disney; Next - ok next; chief creator: Mac
@michaelocc, quoting Fake Steve Jobs, wrote: The Jobs one already exists: “Dude, I invented the friggin iPhone. Have you heard of it?”
May 29, 2008 09:43 AM
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May 29, 2008 09:49 AM
Here's my go at a 140 character resume:
International author, emerging tech, social media, expert. Dir @ global science research org, 2 degrees. LinkedIn: http://snipurl.com/2baok
(Is the LinkedIn URL a cheat?)
Here's mine: My resuwitter:1973 Reporter1979 Business owner 1995 Interactive Specialist 2004 Blogomist 2008 social media strategist Facilitator speaker