Is Twitter a job board? Today I found myself in the middle of an argument after I tweeted about a conversation I had with William Fischer, the man behind Twitter job search engine http:\\www.twitjobsearch.com .
TwitJobSearch reads every message coming off micro-blogging sites like Twitter and Google Buzz, analyzing them to see if they are job opening related and if so does research on the tweeter’s profile to get location and other details.
It then does all sorts of things with those messages. Hint: it’s about getting lots of job seekers to their sites and then to get advertisers to pay to make their job ads appear high up for those seekers.
In other words, it’s a real-time job board based on primarily Twitter itself being an underlying job board. Except that after tweeting to that effect, I got messages back to the effect that I got it wrong. That Tweets about jobs shouldn’t be considered real job postings and thus Twitter can’t be considered a job board.
What do you think? Is Twitter a job board?