Twitter is growing on me

by Volker Weber

Twitter has grown on Ed:

Now, two weeks later, I totally get it. I'm even enjoying it. It is fun to watch the banter as tweets cross the wire about anything and everything. I've learned about new sites and tools, and been able to track the goings-on for friends and colleagues. It's a conversation starter. It's a news service. It's even a way to let off some stream.

It's also growing on me. I stopped checking Facebook and instead added a Twitter feed to my RSS reader. Since I am updating my Twitter status more often, I also added the last three tweets to the sidebar.

Although Twitter has the most simple interface of all, there are a ton of apps to update your status or consume tweets from your network. If you have not done so, sign up on Twitter, follow a few people, and shake your head on how useless this is. And then wait, until it grows on you too. :-)

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It's too bad that the wiki does not live anymore. twitter-ids would have been a great addition. here is my tweet-stream.

Stefan Domanske, 2008-03-18

I see a blog post on how to use some of the Twitter tools and searches out there to catch all of you up :-)

Chris Miller, 2008-03-18

Hello Mr Vowe-Sir. You'll have to sort out that URLs in your twits are clickable in your right-hand bar, but I'm sure you're on it!

Frank Quednau, 2008-03-18

If you tell me how to do that, I will get right to it.

Volker Weber, 2008-03-18

I like twitter, too. It's an online background noise, like the hum of a happily busy office.

Esther Schindler, 2008-03-18

It's great to see you on twitter. I'll be sure to follow you. (In case you're wondering who I am, I'm the one who gave you your gmail invite many years ago).

Ed Saipetch, 2008-03-18

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Samuel Orsenne, 2008-04-18

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