Friday, May 08, 2009

Microblogging

Twitter is now mainstream. The micro-blogging site, (twitter.com) allows you to share no more than 140 characters-long updates with friends or the Web at large, has became mainstream as Ashton Kutcher and Oprah Winfrey began using it. What can this simple service offer?

This free service is a very handy communication tool. It allows the user frequent updates on their status, sort of like a blog or an email. It is also convenient and portable as it is still very much usable on a mobile device such as a phone. (m.twitter.com)

Some people use it as a form of connection with friends and family, and allows them to stay in touch, while others use it for broadcasting and interesting reads.

I've been collecting followers and I'm following people with my twitter account twitter.com/robin_low and I find it very amusing as I get to read about all sorts of interesting things. People update their twitter with things that make them laugh or annoy them.

In conjunction with tinyurl and bit.ly the creative ways of using twitter is endless as an interesting update about a specific subject with a link can become an interesting story. I've sometimes used twitter search as you can generally find what you want on twitter and the description is less than 140 characters!

I've also used twitter as a communication tool as you can "reply to" people over a subject, without ever changing the subject line.

Twitter is a fun way of communication with social media, and I believe it is here to stay. Twitter also makes the user think creatively before he sends out the message as it is limited to 140 characters, making it a lot more interesting than the long rants you find on blogs you find.

Try it, it will change the way you think of communication on the web.

--Iron Bowl.

3 comments:

Mohd Hisham said...

maybe you would want to weigh in the Pros or the Cons(if you like) on the viral games thats hitting Twitter users.

It's more of an eventually, not IF but WHEN will games hit twitter.

Currently the popular one is #PlaySpyMaster http://playspymaster.com . Already there's a split of opinions amongst followers and friends alike. Some love it, others totally abhor it.

Penny for your thoughts? :)

cheers,
@mhisham

Mohd Hisham said...

i meant its more an eventuality. typo on my part, sorry

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