What is Twitter (not)?

On: November 5, 2007
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A web 2.0 review in Twitter-style:


– Twitter asks, “What are you doing?”

Personal mini-blog.

– Friends answer with short messages.

Online textmessaging will save you costs and time.

– Updates are sent everywhere – instantly!

Then again you could stick to your mobile phone.

– still have not got your message

Why don’t I see a message change while I’m watching and do I need to reload a page.

– @skampy Can you make me and @richardwinchell some nachos? [slap on ass] from web in reply to skampy

The interface is similar to a chat program; just write up to 140 characters and press the “update” button.

– Can’t upload my photos to Flickr via FlickrUploadr or FlickrExport at the moment.

By not having the option to upload photo’s or movies, you really don’t feel the need to anything else but Twitter. KISS

– I wanna do parkour!

Recognition: “Hey, I’ve always wanted to do that as well.”

– I’m back to work on kottke.org: http://www.kottke.org Tell your damn friends!

Selfpromotion

– OH: I expect that to go pretty viral.

Entertainment; some of the Twitters are T-shirts waiting to be printed.

– This chair is freaking me out.http://tinyurl.com/ysm5dsfrom web

Sharing; not the same as bookmarking (like del.icio.us), because you can’t tag them and find them back.

– My updates are protected. (for example user: ik)

Why would you use Twitter then?

– Back by popular demand, today’s stuck in head song is: Elliot Smith’s Needle in the Hay

It looks like even personal Twitters have some sort of theme to them.

RIP Bill Walsh. Thanks for all the memories, coach.

The user decides on the function of Twitter. Maybe memorial or condolence Twitters won’t be an exception in the future.

– http://twitter.com/cnnbrk

Used for actual newsfeeds (CNN), like a sort of rss.

– Twitterholic (subtitle: don’t your thumbs hurt yet?)

By most users updated with the use of cellphone?

– Twittervision

Completely up-to-date with other services and sites, like GoogleEarth.

– Twitterrific

Use even smaller and simpler application to look at the updates from friends.

– Twidget

Use even smaller and simpler application to update your Twitter. For people that have little time.

– this is awesome

For people who have time to kill, it’s really addictive to just surf around and find little treasures in the pile of rubbish. And that’s exactly the reason why no one has started something like a ‘Best of Twitter’ site, yet.

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