n.b.: Twitter

I’ve been using Twitter as a form of microblogging for quite some time now – and what I really like about it is that you constantly get to meet new people from different backgrounds with fresh ideas and different perspectives. For those who are willing to play this game, it comes close to a virtual BarCamp. Quite inspiring.

I just wanted to mention this once because I often have the impression that not everyone really understood the meaning of blogs – and a microblogging service like Twitter (as opposed to a Tumbleblog with no comment-feedback = no conversations) is a very social, albeit also limited blog version. “Yeah sure”, you may think, “what’s so new about that?”. Nothing, actually – just the pure fact alone of meeting new folks online is something that may be underrated some times.

And for this purpose, Twitter is much better than traditional e-mails, forums, Skype/IM, #irc and even Facebook. Why? Because it’s 1:1, on a personal level.

Oh, and if you’re already busy hiding your papered 1.0 business cards in this fast-paced world, create your own QR code and stick it to the back of your phone – as this post suggests. Neat!

Author: jke

Hi, I am an engineer who freelances in water & sanitation-related IT projects at Saniblog.org. You'll also find me on Twitter @jke and Instagram.

5 thoughts on “n.b.: Twitter”

  1. I am certainly web 1.0. I seem to have trouble keeping up with anything that is not email …

  2. Steve, you know Guy Kawasaki argues that 99,9% of all users don’t even use RSS feeds – which is why he came up with alltop.com.

    How I know that? He twittered it :-)

    Seriously, it’s quite interesting to see how ppl switched from initially being against Twitter to actually appreciating it – and many of those only turned around because they now have an iPhone where Twitter apparently substitutes the crippled SMS/MMS setup.

  3. Steve, you may be a Web 1.x guy, but you are a COOL Web 1.0 guy! btw, HI! I’m on my way to your site right now.

    (I agree with Guy Kawasaki, having [recently] worked with a Web 1.0 company–and a poor one at that.)

    K1, did I miss ‘Your Day’? If so, apologies. Hope it was/is a great one!

  4. Thengiu muno! :-)

    Also, the irony here is that Steve actually is the IT guy (ama?). Twitter is a very time consuming microcosm though, so I can totally understand anyone who needs to reduce this webstuff to a controlable amount of incoming information (RSS feeds, e-mails).

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