Posts Tagged ‘twitter


on the tweeting edge

Robert Scoble wrote a post about early adopter angst, basically ripping on people who rip on early adopters. He says that early adopters are the ones who are changing the way the world works by using new services, such as Twitter, Friendfeed that are out there. Not because they use these services, but because they are the type of people to use them. He talks about why he follows 20K Twitterers: 

I want to study what early adopters are doing and thinking. Twitter is the best place — by far — to do that.

So to all those Twitter users out there – way to be the wave of the future!



@ consumers – follow me on twitter

Paull Young posted on his blog recently about how twitter can be more than just random blurbs about where people are eating or what airport they’re waiting in. He cites examples of how a twitter conversation turned into a third party agreeing to post a blog on a new blog site for a company he works with (Graco), and how a tweet from a web site follower helped them fix a link in minutes outside of office hours. Another post by Doug

If there is one thing you need to remember about this space—keep in mind that it’s never about the tools. it’s about how people use them. It’s about the interactions.

Will it be only a matter of time before Twitter becomes a series of billboard ads, or will brands be able to have an effective conversation with consumers that add value – in 140 characters or less?