Friday, August 08, 2008

Twitter Reconsidered

twitter If you've been hanging around here for awhile, you know I gave Twitter the official kiss-off a while back. Drove me crazy. Hated it.

Actually, what I hated was people misusing it. My gripe was that it polluted good, focused blog content with minutia and garbage that I didn't care about. My complaint is still valid. Ken Wilson from Ridgestone agrees with me, and recently posted his own set of Twitter rules.

Ken also nails what I think is the key value that Twitter brings to the table. It's all about keeping up with friends. If you have a content focused blog, don't make the mistake of assuming that all your readers want to know every time you stop by Starbucks.

I do think it's cool that the SENDER is willing making an effort, investing in relationships by taking the time to send tweets. I like being able to keep up with Andrew and Todd.

And, if you care, you can follow me @klonghofer. Not promising I'll be there all the time, but if something funny, or irritating or interesting happens, I'll probably shoot out a tweet.

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