Follow Me On Twitter

by Ed Lau on April 22, 2008

Twitter

After nearly the entire Dot Com Pho crew told me I’m living in 2007 by not being on Twitter, I finally broke down and joined it today. If you’ve heard this story before, it’s most likely because I’ve told it before prior to joining Facebook. Honestly, I’m not too keen on most of these new social networking sites. It was somewhat cool to be on Friendster back in high school but…geez, it’s been a long time since high school.

I honestly didn’t see too much of a point in Twitter but I’m willing to try it as another tool to promote my blog. I honestly didn’t see why I needed to tell people what I’m doing every second of every day…or know what other people are doing for that matter. When we were in Whistler, Stephen Fung received countless Twitter notifications on his mobile phone and I thought that must be the most annoying thing in the world to receive notice every time someone has to go to the can or make a run to Starbucks. What’s the point of this quasi-instant messenger when we have actual instant messengers already?

However, this seems to be the way things are going and I’ve never been one to not follow tech trends. The effects of Facebook have been well documented in both increasing my traffic as well as the number of RSS subscriptions so I’m hoping Twitter has a similar effect. Michael Kwan says that Twitter is great for finding posts for speed-linking so maybe I’ll revive Speed Link Sundays as a use for Twitter.

You can follow me on Twitter here.

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James - DigitalKeyToInfo April 23, 2008 at 6:00 am

It seems like everyone is talking about Twitter now. Especially today.
I dunno. I guess it is time to take a serious look.

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Mike Huang April 24, 2008 at 11:27 pm

I really don’t understand the concept of Twitter, but since everyone uses it, I do :P

-Mike

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Michael Kwan April 25, 2008 at 7:00 pm

Everyone says that you won’t understand Twitter until you actually start using it. I know that was the case with me, because I didn’t “get it” before either.

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