Re: Twitter

Subject: Re: Twitter
From: Collin Turner <collinwrites -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 09:46:56 -0700

On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 9:31 AM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>wrote:

> I don't think Twitter is being over- and misused because I'm
> technophobic. It's precisely because I'm a technophile that I'm in a
> position to judge.
>

My point exactly. Putting the term "phile" after anything scares me a bit. I
used to call myself an "Audiophile" until I tested a $3,000 pair of speaker
wires against a $30 pair in a lab. That little experiment taught me to crack
open my mind a look around a bit.


> I think it's mostly an ego trip, a 99.9% write-only medium, like blogs.
>

Really? A write only medium? Really?

I ask questions, I get answers. I get feedback. I have a phone number,
people call it, they leave comments, they re-tweet, they message me. I'd say
that's interactive.

Twitter is like anything else. One could say that 99.9% of the people who
pick up a pen have nothing to say while .1% change the world with a word.

It's a tool, if used properly (powered by hard work, research and sweat) you
will get the results you need. I'm not the expert. I just see it's potential
and use it.
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References:
Re: Twitter: From: David Neeley
Re: Twitter: From: Dossy Shiobara
Re: Twitter: From: Char James-Tanny
Re: Twitter: From: Collin Turner
Re: Twitter: From: Robert Lauriston

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