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TwitterGrams, Day 3

Monday, June 25, 2007 by Dave Winer.

A picture named pupinpot.jpgTom Simonite at New Scientist has mixed feelings about TwitterGrams. Permalink to this paragraph

Here's an example use-case. You're driving in your car and thinking of your dog at home, alone, missing you (and you missing your bud too of course). So you pick up the cell phone, speed dial the TwitterGram voice service (it doesn't exist yet) and say some reassuring words to your pal. Permalink to this paragraph

Now at home you have a special PuppyGram client running on your MacMini or AppleTV or somesuch. Your picture comes on the screen, and the computer barks three or four times to get the attention of your best friend. And then your little message comes on screen. Permalink to this paragraph

Okay, that's a trivial example, but Twitter is all about trivial examples. It's the stuff of no importance whatsoever that make us feel nice about being human.  Permalink to this paragraph

In any case I'm having a blast writing the web service. it's almost ready to deploy.  Permalink to this paragraph

PS: Almost every domain with the word "cast" is taken. We have podcasting to thank for that. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

PPS: Yesterday there were 29 hits on Google for TwitterGram. At noon today there are 406. Permalink to this paragraph

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