Today, I decided to give Twitter another try. I know many people who use it and some use cases look quite reasonable. Many topics may not deserve a post on a blog or an article on a site, but will fit nicely into a short twitter message. Many posts on a blog may not get as many comments from your friends as on twitter since saying anything on a blog implies careful crafting of a message. Twitter, on the contrary, aids almost chat-like experience and quick response times.

Another important aspect is that many people and organizations start to take Twitter seriously as a source of public opinion on products, events, people. They build comprehensive data mining systems around Twitter public streams and that’s basically is a good thing since the information you publish gets to a wider range of people in one way or another rather than to your direct followers only. Give it a thought, and let me know what you think.

In a mean time, here’s my twitter page — spyromus.

Feel free to say hi. :)

Comments from the past

Markus Merz Says: August 21st, 2008 at 05:57

Welcome (back) to twitter. You’ll see my German/English tweet on I am still a twitter newbie but I love the floating feeling with this microblogging service.

Hey Aleksey, twitter has an API. What about twitter in/out for BlogBridge :)

Aleksey Gureiev Says: August 21st, 2008 at 09:26

Thanks! I also love it and the ease of use. It’s like text messaging to all interested parties at once.

As for API, I spend very little time with BB these days, mainly supporting our users. I know that it’s not a nice thing to hear to you.