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Monday, October 17, 2011

Why I Love Twitter


Recently, someone who doesn't use Twitter asked me to explain why I love that service which describes itself as a "real time information network".
learning by SReinwald
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As with most of these kinds of things, it is a little hard for me to explain why I love Twitter so, particularly to someone who has never used it. But maybe I will learn something from trying?
Tweet of Dweams by born1945
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Perhaps Twitter is like interesting people from around the world texting and sometimes I text back? But it is more than that. I get most of my news through Twitter and it is like instant messaging with various friends and colleagues and heroes and comedians and ... I used to describe Twitter as being like just the status postings from Facebook. But Facebook has changed so much since then that I'm not sure that description still applies. And the network of people you interact with on Facebook and Twitter are quite different (certainly, the way I use those services).

But, really, Twitter isn't like texting or RSS feeds or instant messaging or Facebooking. Or, actually, it is kind of like all of those things and more and less, all at once. 

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