A few things come to mind while watching this video. The first and foremost is WHY does society care about there friends going to get a haircut? Amazes me Twitter was thought up to help his mother find a purse. He goes on to say he started to watch different agencies use short messages (SMS/text messages) to convey a message. Now this idea sounds more like Twitter.
I watch tweets fly by and it seems there is a lot of talk about when Twitter was down last night or having issues again. Seems to be a regular occurrence. If this was your Internet provider you would have changed providers by now. Sure a lot of people have jumped over to FriendFeed and other knock offs but if you look at there feeds a majority are from Twitter.
I think people these days are in a hurry and want simplicity. They want to give people updates quick and on the go (160 characters or less). I notice since using Twitter, FriendFeed, and Tumblr that I do not blog as much. The other morning, 2 am, my brain was wondering why I use these easier services more than I post on Fam5? The simple fact is I like the ability to post small random thoughts I have throughout the day. As I am surfing the vast world wide web I want a way to mark things I enjoy and perhaps that others will find interesting.
I have even tested a few apps (tinytwitter, twitterlicious, and twittoday) for my windows mobile 6 device. Even though you donâ€™t need an app to send tweets you can just text message (send updates to: 40404) your tweet to twitter. The apps allow you to read other tweets and reply to them.
Still trying to find my niche with Twitter. Right now I just send little thoughts of the day or comment on other tweets. I guess I need to get a family member or friend on Twitter and see if it changes my perspective. I tried to put Twitter away a few times but keep going back to it because of how simple it is.
What about you do you use Twitter?
If you do is it useful to you?
What do you do with Twitter?
I can be found on Twitter @admiral70 look forward to following you.