I know am pretty late in doing this, but i just signed up with Twitter.com.
Honestly, i originally saw Twitter as an useless tool. I don’t like many of the social networking sites anyways. So Twitter was no exception. But i guess something about the way it works. It really caught my attention once again. And i ended up signing up with them.
Those who do not know what Twitter is, well, it is a free social messaging utility. It is a great application to stay in touch and keeping up with your friends, no matter where you are and what you are doing. You can send instant mobile updates for friends or you can simply message via twitter from web. In summarized words, Twitter is free messaging service for friends.
Why i thought Twitter was useless?
Well, very honestly, no one cares what the hell you are up to. No one cares what you are doing. Everyone is busy in his/her own damn life. But this didn’t stop increasing number of twitters and tweets from coming up. People telling the world what they are doing in 140 characters or less.
What interested me now?
I am now on twitter. This wasn’t a sudden interest. I have been reading a lot about it in recent few days. And what i realized after all was that Twitter is not just a web application. It is a great social networking tool. But the fact that all the user status are searchable, it makes it more of a search engine. Now, i started searching for people who thought about on same lines and ended up visiting ArtFagCity.com weblog wherein i found this post on twitter.
Here are his four major point that he mentioned
“Twitter isn’t just a web app, it’s a search engine.”
“Twitter is a filter.”
“Twitter is a headline generator ideal for scanning.”
“Twitter is a semi-permeable membrane (excuse the cliche), that allows users to filter the information coming in, while maximizing the distribution outwards.”
In just four points, Twitter was compared to Google, Feedburner and Facebook. And in many ways it turned out to be better than Google or facebook. And that was it. This post prompted me to sign up with twitter immediately.
By the way, the news that Twitter is integrating a search engine on it’s homepage also prompted me for signing up, as this shows that this social networking application ain’t gonna stop ith major hurdle cleared. They are going to come into search engine industry, the move that will make them a competitor of Google or Facebook. They can surely be better than Facebook with that move but perhaps they won’t be a big threat to Google. Anyways, i see bright future for Twitter. So joining em, isn’t something worth ignoring.
Hey, if you didn’t notice. Facebook redesigned the user’s home page and the profile page. I see that more as a twiiter page now. Many have felt that this redesign is actually an attempt to compete with the real-time social messaging offered by Twitter. So tough competition ahead for everyone.
Anyways, enough of talks. I have signed up with twitter and that’s the major news in this post . I have no followers as on yet but you can add me to your twitter if you want some crappy, useless, not bothering updates from me. 😀
I will try to add you to my follow list as well. Just let me know if i don’t.
My Twitter Profile: http://twitter.com/SharatJaswal.