Twitter. Oh God.

Thanks to the prodding of Danny Sullivan, I am now on Twitter. God help me. It might mean the beginning of another Searchblog like obsession. I remember when folks said "you blog nearly every day? How do you possibly find the time?!" More when I learn more. Update: It's…

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Thanks to the prodding of Danny Sullivan, I am now on Twitter. God help me. It might mean the beginning of another Searchblog like obsession. I remember when folks said “you blog nearly every day? How do you possibly find the time?!”

More when I learn more.

Update: It’s https://twitter.com/johnbattelle

26 thoughts on “Twitter. Oh God.”

  1. Congrats! (and “sorry”). You’ll get used to it–I went kicking and screaming too. How do we follow?

    Best,
    Joel

  2. I turned up my nose at twitter at first too, but then a week or so ago I got a job interview at a cool startup within about three minutes of the notice being posted, just because I happened to see the tweet go out. I have to admit that’s pretty useful.

    http://twitter.com/charlieok

  3. That’s really weird. yesterday i looked you up on twitter, trying several alias, checking friendfeed, but nothing.

    And now here you are. So, what are you doing ?

  4. John,

    To really be Twittering you need to follow someone. Right now you’re simply blogging in 140 characters. It’s a one-way medium for you right now. Try following only real world friends (just ~20 or so) and see if it hooks you.

  5. John,

    Also be sure to bookmark Summize.com–twitter search for tracking keywords, monitoring trends, threading conversations, translating tweets, filtering by language, real-time updates, attitude search, sentiment detection (in labs.summize.com) and much, much more.

  6. Well John, this just happens to be my last Twitter post and I was not originally one of those Twitter geeks…

    “ok I said last post of the day but was wrong M Baker @firefox is right. We don’t just browse the internet, we live on the internet”

    You are caught in the Twitter web now.

  7. John, what Andrew and Rick say: you need to follow people. Twitter really becomes interesting as a way to keep an eye on what your friends/contacts are doing, rather than just a soapbox to express stuff through.

    It’s about conversation!

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