Thursday, June 19, 2008

Twitter Honeymoon

I am finishing the second full day of learning about Twitter and how this thing works. Observations so far:
  1. An interesting mix of characters makes it enjoyable to listen in. I definitely see the water cooler benefits for the folks working on their own. I have been out of the team and office environment for more than a year and miss the camaraderie.
  2. So far it has not been as distracting as I anticipated.
  3. Getting an applet to get tweets is definitely the way to go if you want to keep up with things. Turning it off is easy to do. Right now I am using twhirl because it seemed the most popular of the people I follow. First Adobe Air product I have used.
  4. Learning to write in short sentences is not as easy as I thought it would be.
  5. Short sentences not easy {g}.
  6. I am learning about FireFox 3 from several people jumping in the pool before I do.
  7. I am surprise to see Twitter put up pages about how it is too busy and to try later. This happens a lot. I would expect it to be scaled by now.
  8. Guy Kawasaki is a twittering madman and often off the wall. Different person than what you read on his blog.
  9. Alan Griver is a soda junkie, or it seems his day revolves around the choice of beverage he partakes in at work. I actually had a craving for a Coke the other day. Have not had one of those in a long time. I have been off caffeinated beverages for two and a half years.
  10. Craig Bailey is a caffeine junkie and has a new coffee maker in the office he worships.
  11. Rick Strahl actually takes vacation. I am surprised that this surprises me.
I am still not 100% sold on Twitter, but I am definitely not disliking it either. Time will tell.



At 6/22/2008 11:56:00 AM, Blogger Carl said...

Are Developers Bailing On Twitter? You Tell Us

At 6/22/2008 12:17:00 PM, Blogger Rick Schummer said...

Interesting reading Carl, thanks for the post.


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