What use is Twitter?

(cross posted from my personal blog, Mad Young Thing)

When I describe Twitter to people, I often get blank stares.

“Why do you need more interruptions in your day? Aren’t you already busy?”

Here are two examples of the true power of Twitter:

* Last Friday I was having real trouble with WordPress. In frustration I twittered “WordPress, what part of < BR > don’t you understand?”

It was more of a rhetorical question than anything, but within the hour Nick Hodge from Sydney tweeted back the answer! (It’s < BR / > , if you’re interested.)

* Later that day, I sent out a tweet for feedback on some design tweaks to SimonYoungWriters.com. Again, within the hour, I had some feedback from a 16-year old freelance designer in Auckland!! (feedback which I’ll attend to very shortly, Ludwig – thanks again!)

2 thoughts on “What use is Twitter?

  • Ludwig Wendzich

    Haha, no problem πŸ™‚

    The true power of twitter is when lots of people in one area all use it (like some of my friends in the States.) All you need is to tweet that you’re at some cafe and couple of your friends will turn up to join you πŸ™‚ Technology ISN’T here to replace real life interaction but to enhance it πŸ™‚

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  • Ludwig Wendzich

    Haha, no problem πŸ™‚

    The true power of twitter is when lots of people in one area all use it (like some of my friends in the States.) All you need is to tweet that you’re at some cafe and couple of your friends will turn up to join you πŸ™‚ Technology ISN’T here to replace real life interaction but to enhance it πŸ™‚

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