Twitter, day 2
Thursday, March 15, 2007 by Dave Winer.
Lots of flow and lots of follow-up on Twitter yesterday.
Perhaps the most interesting comment was from Tom Morris. "It's fun like blogging is fun. That is, until the kids start using it to tell their friends how much a particular movie sucks while they're in the cinema and Hollywood sees revenue from lame movies drop further." Hmmm.
BTW, I am using it and learning from it. Writing an essay like yesterday's is my way of warming up before using a piece of software, I guess.
A remarkable thing about Twitter is how quickly my network booted up. I already have 200-plus people monitoring my feed -- and you can think of it that way, and they even provide an RSS 2.0 version, of everything, apparently. Thanks!
I find myself thinking of Twitter as an adjunct to this site. I used to send out email bulletins during the day. Perhaps I should send out pointers to new blog posts during the day. Or maybe Twitter is playing the role that the new Today's links is playing.
I said this on Twitter, but it bears repeating here -- if ever an app cried out for bundling the functionality of Tinyurl, this is it. Maybe Evan, with his post-Google riches, should make a deal with them, maybe even buy them. Every link you enter into the Twitter entry box should automatically be Tiny-ized.