I have been using Twitter for the last 2 months – you can follow me on http://twitter.com/peeyooshchandra.
I initially started looking at Twitter for a project I was proposing to a large tech company. Along the way I had discovered that there were approximately 1600 NZ’ers on Twitter and that it was a relatively active community.
As I did my research I realised that I was majorly missing out on interacting with people that shared my interests and more importantly were pushing the boundaries.
I joined Twitter and started following people who shared my interest, or were geographically close to me. Along the way I have met some wonderful people.
I also got to the point where I wanted to access Twitter on my mobile phone as I travelled between Sydney and Auckland. I installed a couple of clients but have settled on Fring because it integrates Twitter and MSN – meaning I have the best of both worlds.
And that led me to compile my list of things I like about Twitter.
- It is real-time access to information
- It never stops
- I get the most up to date information in my field – as it happens
- I am able to share my thoughts and status with people – ignoring geographical boundaries
- It is asynchronous, which means ppl respond as and when they can
- It gets richer by the day based on the number of people who are joining it every day
- It is really easy to use
- There are a number of desktop applications that make it even easier to use
- It is fantastic for keeping up with presentations at conferences (while you’re there or participating via Twitter)
- Stephen Fry is a regular on Twitter!
And finally a way to keep up to date on what is being said in NZ – a real time twitter feed for NZ.