System Administrators provide solutions. As such they need to know their craft. Challenge: The industry is in constant change. Focusing on providing services to our users often keeps us out of the loop on emerging technology.
Aliza Sherman from WebWorkerDaily posted a 15-minute per day Twitter regimen that is a good way to balance staying in touch and getting your real work done.
I highly recommend it. Among the thoughts:
Listen, retweet (5 minutes)
Listen, respond (5 minutes)
Promote, with care (5 minutes)
With twitter it’s not so much what you know, but what you share (and what you pass along).
Twitter will help you learn more about your job as a sys admin.