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PostHeaderIcon Tweet, Tweet

In honor of Candy’s new Twitter addiction (yes, I am kidding) :

Micro-blogging is all the rage. Ad Week has a nifty story on micro-blogging by businesses here.

I have no objection to general commercial use of a service like Twitter, but I am a bit creeped out by the people who “Follow” thousands of people. How can they keep up? It’d be like being a mind reader in a shopping mall, too much information and no way to filter it…

I admit it, I’m on Twitter, mostly to use it as a wide-open IM/whiteboard with friends, but I do occasionally, if obliquely, discuss my work, but it is far more social than networking to me. I also rigorously screen my followers. I’m boring like that.

For more variety, check out Candy (candieb) , Tom (tombeau) , Lanel (lanelt), or our friends at Linux Journal (linuxjournal) on Twitter.

One Response to “Tweet, Tweet”

  • Lanel says:

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one creeped out by random 14 years old who are following 14,000 people showing up in your followers. Anyone who is following that many people doesn’t need to hear anything from me. Sorry.

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