I’ve posted before about how much I love twitter, but a recent post about twitter from @rog42 made me think I need to post about twitter again. Then I saw a great video today by @missrogue on http://www.whatistwitter.com/ about how Twitter has changed her life. So here are my thoughts….
I reckon that Twitter has fundamentally changed the way we, who are using twitter, communicate with the world. We are now so used to opening twitter at any point in the day to see what’s happening out there in the world and to check in with our friends.
Think about it… what would we do if we could not get that constant stream of communication with our friends? What would we do if twitter went down for an extended period of time or for good (although I think that is unlikely). We would set up another form of communication just like twitter to replace it! This way of communicating is just so… addictive… I think I would have trouble being without it now.
It’s not like blogs or facebook or anything else – blogs, even by RSS take a long time to read and you need to be paying attention. Facebook is just naff and you have to filter through all of the other crap just to get some decent information. (I may do a blog post on how much I HATE facebook). Twitter is Just Right – small snippets of information that you can focus on and become part of, or just let slip by into the ether if you are busy. I love it!
Also twitter has changed my life in so many more ways for the better, like meeting some absolutely amazing and wonderful people, getting much more involved in the Sydney Tech community and reaching out to chat to people in other parts of the country and the world.
Yes, I’m a twitter addict… This week at Interesting South www.interestingsouth.com they want us to come up with a 6 word bio for our name tags. I’ve decided on “twitter changed my life for good” or something like that (will try and think of something a bit better before the event.