Before this , I’ve been using a crappy chatbox whereby my visitors can drop me any sort of comments right from nasty ones to good ones. Unfortunately it was being abused by spambots trying to capture by traffic by posting spam messages and we all do know that we hate spams and on top of that it has caused by Google Page Rank to drop to rank 2 (currently now its back to Rank 3). This is when twitter kicked in.
Not long ago , I registered a twitter account. Well I simply registered it because at that upon of time – I didn’t find the reason nor the purpose of twitter. Then bam , one day after taking a look at how it works. Its kinda of having a controlled chatbox , which is great. I can get to make good friends (and who knows – enemies too) while keeping spammers at bay. Generally twitter works in one way , if you want to geet updates of someone and what they are up to – you simply hit the follow button and follow them. Twitter alerts you that there is a new follower , its up to you if you want to follow that guy back or simply block him – which I think is great as I don’t want spambots to follow me spamming all the unwanted messages or what-so-ever.
Sure some of you may disagree and say that Friendster/MySpace or Facebook is the way to go. But you must understand that the purpose of facebook and such is to build great network of your friends and family whereas with twitter you can build up your network with people that you don’t know who may be later your best friend or who knows your life partner too. With twitter you don’t have to share much of your personal information unlike facebook or friendster whereby most of us would be publishing our private photos and videos whereby we only want our selected friends and family members to view
On top of that twitter enables me to know whats going on and it seems to be a microBlog for some. Generally a blog entry would be pretty long and the author tends to write it pretty long whereas a microBlog is basically something like twitter whereby you just simply post your thoughts or whatever you’re up to without the bells and whistles , I mean like have to write long and lengthy explanation such as this ! Its a good way for me to know on whats going on. For instance ,
I’ve managed to find out the latest update on Michael Jackson’s death via twitter as opposed to watching CNN. Its because CNN is also on twitter and its easier for me to get updated news from my iPhone or from your mobile phone
So its up to you how you’re going to use twitter. Personally I am using it as a microBlog + chatbox together as I think its the best way (at this time of writing) for me to make new friends and also find new people who do share the same interest as me. You may never know , as for instance if you travel to one country , the friends that you made through twitter could be the ones that would offer you aid when you’re in that place 😛
I would like you – what are you thoughts on twitter ? Do you use twitter ? If so how do you use em – as in a business tool or a communication tool to keep in touch with your friends. Oh yeah if you have twitter , don’t hesitate to follow me. Don’t worry , I’ll follow you back if you’re a genuine user and not a spambot 😛