I noted earlier that Yahoo had joined Twitter, and thought out loud about a combination of those two. I’ve also thought out loud about Google, and this week the company also joined Twitter. It’s interesting to note the differences between the two.
First, Yahoo joined earlier, but has 5200 followers, compared to Google’s nearly 30K – all in the past two days. Second, the voice. Google’s first post was too clever by .5:
“I’m 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010”
Sorry, I have no idea what that signifies, though I know it’s binary for something.
“Hello, world. We’re going to give this Twitter thing a whirl. (Hey, better late than never)”
Human, but a bit cute.
Yahoo joined mid Jun and is averaging about 300 new followers a day.
Google joined two days ago and is averaging about ten times that many a day.
Can that keep up?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: If a team at Google and at Yahoo (and Microsoft AND Facebook, for that matter) are not scraping Twitter and figuring out how to build TweetSense, they most certainly should be.