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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What You should know about Twitter (2)

By accepting messages from sms, web, mobile web, instant message (IM), or from third party API projects, Twitter makes it easy for folks to stay connected.

Isn’t Twitter just too much information?
No, in fact, Twitter solves information overload by changing expectations traditionally associated with online communication.

At Twitter, we ask one question, “What are you doing?” The answers to this question are for the most part rhetorical. In other words, users do not expect a response when they send a message to Twitter.

On the receiving end, Twitter is ambient--updates from your friends and relatives float to your phone, IM, or web site and you are only expected to pay as much or as little attention to them as you see fit.

The result of using Twitter to stay connected with friends, relatives, and co-workers is that you have a sense of what folks are up to but you are not expected to respond to any updates unless you want to.

This means you can step in and out of the flow of information as it suits you and it never queues up with increasing demand of your attention.

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