“Follow me on Twitter” post (am I saying this right?)

twitter_icon At last I had bothered to join Twitter. :) I won’t describe service for those who don’t use it. Because I can confidently say that describing it is useless and I never ever got it until I joined.

Having lots of interesting impressions so far.

Likes

  • twitter sets special mood;
  • original experience – not a chat or IM clone;
  • it’s about personalities, not blogs and sites;
  • minimalistic and powerful home page customization;
  • search .

Dislikes

  • good mornings;
  • good nights;
  • multiply tweets with same link or info from same person;
  • I keep looking and not finding “online” indicators, just an IM reflex.

Neutrals

  • lots of RSS which is good but they have huge update lag and I don’t like HTTP password protection on home feed;
  • conversations are bit hard to follow;
  • dozens of additional tools, will take time to figure out which worth using.

Plans

  • at moment I am twitterfeed ing my posts, post some updates and try to reply to public questions;
  • I need to network more and that’s one more place to manage (but I like this one for a change);
  • seems perfect for sideblog and I’ll definitely get this into custom design update (currently in early stages of development);
  • stuff it into Opera panel, seems I’ll have to do make custom CSS for that.

Link http://twitter.com/Rarst

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5 Comments

  • It’s good you get into twitter right now and analyze how you can make the most out of it! I agree/disagree on the morning/night posts. When it comes from friends I really don’t mind as it makes things more personal and answering a good morning back is no problem ;) I just love waking up and saying good morning to my twitter family hehe

    ANyway, good review of the pros and cons ;)

  • @Ben

    I actually like twitter unlike many other “social” sites. It seems updates will get bit overwhelming when I get more people to follow so I’ll just have to set cut off mark – read only last page of them or something.

  • Do you know what? I joined twitter yesterday itself. Need to know more about it and how to use it effectively.

  • @Nihar

    The more the merrier. :) http://twitter.com/nihar is this you?

    I need to learn about twitter myself but I keep reading that it’s important to keep personal approach there. Some people are just constantly spamming “visit my blog, visit my post” thinking they are “using twitter for promotion”… and everyone blocks them very quickly.

  • Am following you :)

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