Re: Twitter

Subject: Re: Twitter
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 09:02:18 -0800

The 0.1% that's actual communication is still a huge amount, but when
I browse Twitter, I see a lot of feeds that don't look like anyone's
reading them, and lots of feeds that are so bloated that it's hard to
believe anyone has the time to sort them out. Lots of marketing people
posting 100-200 times a day about whatever they're flogging.

The best application I've seen for Twitter so far is for chefs to post
real-time updates to their Web sites from the kitchen, an impractical
environment for computers. For example:

On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 8:46 AM, Collin Turner <collinwrites -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> 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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