Bristol Wireless proves the power of social media
Yesterday afternoon your correspondent was in the Bristol Wireless lab in Hamilton House on Bristol’s Stokes Croft, catching up on some pressing Bristol Wireless administration and updating the blog, when one of life’s little irritants occurred. Hamilton House’s occasional phantom drummer started banging away (why do people who should never be allowed near percussion always end up playing it? Ed.) loudly and persistently. Anyway, after about 15 minutes, yours truly was getting really aggravated by it and fired off the following brief bit of invective via his Twitter account:
to the really dreadful drummer currently serenading Hamilton House, #Bristol: STFU! Some of us are trying to work.
And it worked!
Within 2 minutes peace and quiet reigned once again, as confirmed by BW volunteer Acesabe (who was also in the lab):
@woodsy_bristol Seems to have worked a treat!!
Stunned by the silence, the denizens of the lab were able to carry on working peacefully until beer o’clock.
That seems to be a matter of ‘case proven m’lud’. However, as good empiricists, perhaps Bristol Wireless volunteers should carry out additional research to test the reproducibility of this effect. So let’s get tweeting our wish list of gadgets, mobile devices, fine wines, artisan ciders, single malt whiskies and trips abroad, to name but a few. 😉
Thanks, Woodsy, for your comment about the tragic absurdity of our pretend planning committee.
The power of social media to stop drumming is a light note on this grim day of Tesco-abuse-of-power reckoning!
Hey, while I am here – a practical question:
– do you recycle somewhat broken computers?
And here is a link to my blog about our tragically weak planning procedure
I’ve emailed you back re the query in your first comment 🙂