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Why I Love Twitter

Posted By Darren Rowse 18th of April 2008 Social Media, Video Posts 0 Comments

Two days ago I asked my followers on Twitter why they loved Twitter.

There were over 100 responses within 2 hours and some of them were really good – I wasn’t sure what to do with them all but just yesterday I’d seen a video with a whole lot of screen caps of Tweets at Rocketboom. The idea was still fresh in my mind so I decided to make my own with the responses from readers.

The above video is a compilation of the responses from followers. I hope I got them all!

You can see a full sized version of it on it’s YouTube page or a slightly better quality one at Revver.

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  1. When will it end? It’s like watching somebody try to balance a handfull of marbles on a plate.
    Message me dude!
    No, text me! I got a new Sidekick!
    A new Blackberry!
    A new IPhone!
    Blog? You gotta do one man-and read mine too!
    Myspace? Sorry about the mixup, this is THE one!
    Mashable? Dude now we’re totally connected?
    Facebook? No this is THE one!
    Squidoo? Oh my God, Godin knows about Longtial, go!

    Listen Darren aint givin’ up blogging anytime soon. So let’s mark today as a “day one” and I’ll meet you all at the NEW place to be in 6 months, oh wait Moore’s law, 3 months.

  2. I’ve embraced twitter for all it is, and have setup a (Pulse) site for Birmingham Alabama http://bhampulse.zerosource.org it is a site to aggregate the live updates of scores of Birmingham Alabama Twitter users. It has a good following and there have been twitups (twitter meet ups). I can feel these Pulse sites happening everywhere. I know there is one for Ubuntu now and for Ireland.

  3. I was apprehensive about Twitter when I first started using it and now I can’t live without it.
    I’ve summarized ways in which people use twitter in my blog

  4. Great article – I’m going to check out Twitter! Thanks for the great marketing tips.


  5. I have not used twitter before for the blogs but will have a look into it now!

  6. Nice video. But it goes faster than I can read. Get a professional to make it next time.

  7. Hi Darren,

    My wife almost “killed” me when I mentioned to her about Twitter 3 days ago when I heard from it from another friend.

    Up till today, I have not setup an account, however, after looking at all comments over here, I will do so right away.

    And the reason why my wife almost “killed” me, is that she thought that Twitter is another “girl” name…

    Roy Phay

  8. Favorite one: it helps me pretend I’m a geek

    The reason I use twitter: for human interaction throughout the day, since I work from home I don’t talk to people much throughout the day and twitter gives me that little bit of communication that helps me get through the day.

  9. I will be using Twitter more often.

  10. peter parker says: 07/04/2008 at 11:05 pm

    Dave Winer, father of RSS says “Twitter, as it was conceived, was never meant to live.”

    “It’s very possible with better engineering its architecture might have gone on for a few more years, but eventually it would have hit this wall, where there were too many people posting too many twits to too many followers. The scale of the system as conceived rises exponentially.”

    So is the end of Twitter getting near? I hope not. Twitter I hope that you are listening and you better start taking things more seriously.

    Here’s my two cents.

    For instance there are about 100m users of yahoo messenger and usually 2-3 of them talk at a time that means scalability of 300m conversations. On the other hand with 100m twitter users who usually send messages to 100-10,000 other users the scalability required is 10,000m to 10^6m I have never known any current architecture based on webservers to handle such a scale. So according to me Twitter was never meant to live. It is like a concept car that will never see production. Users of twitter don’t understand this and they don’t care.
    They don’t know whats happening when the website is down. The sad part is that the best analysts claim that Twitter is a billion dollar company in one year of operations. There is an old saying before the days of when people understood permutation combinations. One peasant asked a king to give him rice equal to the total amount gotten by placing double the number of rice grains on a chess square than the previous square, starting with one rice grain. There are 8×8=64 squares. We seriously need to visit grade 7 mathematics.

    I know of only one News/Messaging system that supports around 1 billion users sending messages to all 1 billion users each. Thats a scalability of 10^12m. It is not Web based but rather on a massively scalable serverless P2P architecture based. The team is soft spoken and when I last talked to them I was told that they don’t care about money or hype or fame but rather for just the passion of next generation global systems that will stand the test of worldwide use. Its called Mermaid News Mermaid

    They have other softwares too but this post is about Twitter and Messaging. Once everyone comprehends basic mathematics that goes behind scalable algorithms they would go past the flashy screen and hype to actually want a system they can trust. To the analysts I would say it is easy to create a business plan, create a hype and raise $20m funding it is far more difficult to create something of use.

  11. I joined twitter just because of you pro blogger.

    best regards



  12. We need a word for Twitter love. I nominate “Twitterpated, ” which is what the animals said about Bambi when he first noticed Faline: He’s twitterpated.
    What do you think?

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