Twittertastic

By | December 1, 2008

This morning, I read a post by ThatEdeGuy on his twitter reflections.  Now around a month ago we had been discussing Twitter and how we didn’t really see the point, but let’s give it a shot.  I personally had tested Plurk before, but found it clunky and just didn’t keep up with it.  So like Ede, I anticipate having issues with keeping updated with it.  I use text enough, but I tend to notice a long lag time between txting in a tweet and actually seeing the update.  So don’t often.

I have found myself using Twitter much *much* more than I thought I would.  Twitterfox has had a lot to do with that of course.  Firefox is always open, whether at home or at work.  I have discovered that it isn’t as disruptive as I thought it would be to getting actual work done.  That being said, it is fairly addictive as I try to make sure I keep updated and follow along with other conversations.

ThatEdeGuy out it well:

Twitter is somewhat addictive.  It’s way more conversational than a blog or any other website.  It’s the closest thing to a IM client that there is currently available.  The nice thing is that you can “follow” several conversations at once without a separate window open for each and also, without the clutter that having all those conversations would be in one place.  They are still in one “stream” but, with the @ reply function, it makes it much easier to find the twits that are aimed at you and those that belong to a different conversation.

I have noticed moderate trafic from Twitter URL’s, so I believe there is potential there the more one grows their followers.  Growth from 1 follower and 1 post to 42 followers and 189 posts might also have something to do with that.  I am finding it quite enjoyable… there are a number of people who are not only fun to follow, but extremely helpful as well. (@wilw and @problogger being a couple persons of note.)

If you haven’t already found my Twitter via the sidebar… here is the link:

http://www.twitter.com/olorinpc

Ede’s Twitter:
http://www.twitter.com/thatedeguy