At Cisco, we leverage collaboration technology to create new communication channels with our partners. At our upcoming Partner Summit in June, we will encourage and teach our partners to use collaboration and social media tools, including Twitter. (You can follow Partner Summit tweets on Twitter by searching for the #ciscops09 hash tag.)My first entry into social media was a few months back when I signed up for Twitter. You should have seen the look on my wife’s face the first time I told her, “I just tweeted.” What I like about Twitter is that you get to decide if you want to follow me, as opposed to me overloading your inbox with email messages. And, after spending the last few weeks traveling from Dallas to Korea to Bahrain for Cisco Partner Executive Exchanges, I hear you loud and clear telling me, “my mailbox is overloaded with Cisco stuff,” and that we need to work even harder to improve our partner communications–perhaps even finding different ways to communicate with you.Now you can follow me, as well as several of the Channels execs who also have Twitter accounts, by clicking their names along the right under Related Links. Among Cisco tweeters we’re highlighting are: our VP of WW Channels Marketing Luanne Tierney, Senior VP of WW Channels in the US and Canada Wendy Bahr, and our VP of Distribution Dave O’Callaghan.Please post your comments below and include your Twitter accounts so we can all follow each other and keep the lines of communication open.