The proliferation of social networking sites is overwhelming. But, Twitter and Facebook have become just too popular to ignore, so we’re on there trying to figure out what it all means. (anybody know where Mr. Natural is?)
If you don’t know about Twitter – think of it like a micro-blog. People write whatever they want, whenever they want, but they’re limited to 140 letters. So each writing is short. Jim is doing the twittering for Geeks on Tour. If you’d like to follow along, you can do exactly that. It’s called ‘Following.’ You need your own Twitter account (it’s free and easy) and then you just go to the Geeks on Tour Twitter page and click on the ‘Follow’ link. After you do that, all of our Tweets will show up on your Twitter page. If you’d like to just see the last few ‘tweets’, we’ve added that to the sidebar of our blog … on the left, just below ‘Recent Posts.’
Most of us think that it’s weird and frivolous to write a sentence about whatever is on your mind and think that anyone cares. But, there’s no denying that a phenomenon is occuring here, and we want to know where it is leading. Check out this TED video by the co-founder of Twitter, discussing some of the unexpected uses of Twitter.