Last month, I was a panelist on the discussion about Networking in Kansai at the Japan Translation Federation (JTF) Kansai Seminar. Being my first time speaking in front of my translation peers, I was quite nervous about having anything useful to impart. After the session, I heard someone in the audience was tweeting the main points of the discussion. Not really understanding Twitter, I didn’t give it much thought. Until the next day, that is. According to a Facebook friend’s status updates, one of my comments had people in a flutter to change their profile photos. Basically, I cannot understand the logic behind people who use Facebook to network using a photo of their pet or whatever as their profile picture, instead of their actual face. Twitter’s influence is greater than I thought.
The Japanese version first appeared in the February 2012 issue of the goodspeed monthly newsletter.