TWITTER…A TWEET IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS!
January 26, 2009
With new methods of communication emerging everyday, if I had to pick one system that will eventually beat out all the others, that system would be TWITTER!
A tweet is a brief message sent by one member of the social network TWITTER, to another member that consists of only 140 characters, including a link to more information.
This naturally appeals to me, since I am a songwriter and sometime commercial copy writer, used to getting my message across in as few words as possible.
I was originally put off when I heard it was used by “twits” to keep each other informed of their inane activities like going to the grocery store or filling up their gas tanks. Then I heard that Robert Scoble, the #1 blogger in the US, now prefers to TWITTER, sending sometimes 50 tweets a day, and I knew it was time for me to investigate.
I Googled the company to find out more about their service, and was required to give my e-mail address, and other seemingly innocuous information, before I saw a button that said, “Send Out My Invitations”
Suddenly I realized this might be a scam, and I just closed the window!
Less than an hour later, I started getting tweets from people I knew who seemed happy that I’m now on TWITTER.
That’s when I suspected TWITTER had somehow tricked me into joining their network, and appropriated names from one of my address books, inviting them to join their site as my “Friend”.
That’s when I became bloggin’ mad!
All of this happened in the space of a few days and I was impressed with how quickly and effectively they dealt with my problem…even though it was over the New Year holiday!
In the past few days, I’ve seen half a dozen newscasters tell their viewers to send their comments by e-mail, text message or by TWITTER. So before the company gets any bigger, I want to apologize for calling you names, and thank you for creating a service that is revolutionizing communication.
In fact I’m telling all my friends, “A tweet is worth a thousand words”
Copyright 2009 by Artie Wayne http://artiewayne.wordpress.com/about-artie-wayne/