Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Twitter - Its all about Nobody

Twitter, in short a micro blogging platform. Each tweet (similar to a blog post) is 140 characters long. Its broadcasted to all your followers. Followers - people or a twitter account that's willing to listen to all your updates. Following - people or twitter accounts from whom you would like to receive updates. So whats the deal? What do you tweet? Why another platform? To me it follows K.I.S.S policy - Keep It Simple Stupid. People write about what they are doing right now, what they are thinking right now, what they are watching right now (twitpic), what they are reading (tinyurl, is.gd) and literally anything that can be squeezed within 140 characters.

But why? No one really knows. Why do you want to know that someone is sitting in a football stadium, someone is coding, someone doing something. It never really makes sense. Already there is enough information that one can know in a life time. Its like shouting on public server, where every key stroke is archived. You can analyse using tweet stats.

Its seems like everybody knows everybody, but everybody knows nobody.




My Twitter Friends (I'm following)


My Twitter followers

Stats like this,

9 comments:

Varun said...

I started with a post on Twitter stats few weeks back. U did it b4 me... n mine is still sleeping in drafts.

Vijesh said...

@Varun Chinks! Yeah it happens. It happened to me too today! Someone else in my blogosphere posted the same. So I had to hold. But post it.

revsjoiedevivre said...

I can recognize 2 people in that WHOOOOLE group.

And wait, 140 words?? ONLY 140 words? Knowing me, you know that is impossible for me. No wonder I'm not on Twitter.

Vijesh said...

@revsjoiedrvivre Hey its 140 characters not words. I know even your sms's are bigger than that :)

Nikanth Karthikesan said...

Nice post. I see twitter as off-line shared(multi-plexed) chat rooms.

Tom Praison said...

Being curious how did u bring the pictures of ur followers

Vijesh said...

@Tom I missed to link it! Here is the url http://sxoop.com/twitter/

Puthali said...

he he, I'm leading in something finally... :D :P
btw wht stats are those, ppl whom you have replied to or ppl who have replied to you?

Vijesh said...

@Puthali To whom I have replied. Its generated reading my tweet log.