[backstage] Twittering on

2009-02-09 Thread Frank Wales
Apparently, there are complaints about how much air time
twitter is being given by the BBC:
  
http://thenextweb.com/2009/02/09/bbc-radio-listeners-kick-fuss-twitter-time-bbc-create-microblogging-service/
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Re: [backstage] Twittering on

2009-02-09 Thread Rob Myers
Frank Wales wrote:
 Apparently, there are complaints about how much air time
 twitter is being given by the BBC:
   
 http://thenextweb.com/2009/02/09/bbc-radio-listeners-kick-fuss-twitter-time-bbc-create-microblogging-service/

Yeah, all the cool kids are on identi.ca now. ;-)

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RE: [backstage] Twittering on

2009-02-09 Thread Ian Forrester
The really cool kids are on both right? 

Surely it's the same as when Radio presenters couldn't help but chat about 
there Myspace pages all the time? Every bar I go into now a days, there's talk 
about Youtube, Facebook and sometimes Twitter anyway. 

Cheers,

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Frank Wales wrote:
 Apparently, there are complaints about how much air time twitter is 
 being given by the BBC:
   
 http://thenextweb.com/2009/02/09/bbc-radio-listeners-kick-fuss-twitter
 -time-bbc-create-microblogging-service/

Yeah, all the cool kids are on identi.ca now. ;-)

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Re: [backstage] Twittering on

2009-02-09 Thread Dave Crossland
2009/2/9 Ian Forrester ian.forres...@bbc.co.uk:
 The really cool kids are on both right?

Given that identi.ca can now supply Twitter and Facebook with messages
automatically itself - just pop in your login details - this isn't as
cool as it sounds. ;p
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Re: [backstage] Twittering on

2009-02-09 Thread Rob Myers
Ian Forrester wrote:
 The really cool kids are on both right? 

I refer the honourable gentleman to the smiley I appended at the
conclusion of my previous statement. ;-) I think Twitter has the more
famous people on it.

 Surely it's the same as when Radio presenters couldn't help but chat about 
 there Myspace pages all the time? Every bar I go into now a days, there's 
 talk about Youtube, Facebook and sometimes Twitter anyway. 

Twitter is breaking through to the mainstream. It's a big enough
phenomenon that ignoring it would be the extraordinary thing.

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Re: [backstage] Twittering on

2009-02-09 Thread Soulla Stylianou
Actually a lot of tweeters complain about the likes of Chris Moyles et al
moving into twitter!

Soulla :)

2009/2/9 Rob Myers r...@robmyers.org

 Ian Forrester wrote:
  The really cool kids are on both right?

 I refer the honourable gentleman to the smiley I appended at the
 conclusion of my previous statement. ;-) I think Twitter has the more
 famous people on it.

  Surely it's the same as when Radio presenters couldn't help but chat
 about there Myspace pages all the time? Every bar I go into now a days,
 there's talk about Youtube, Facebook and sometimes Twitter anyway.

 Twitter is breaking through to the mainstream. It's a big enough
 phenomenon that ignoring it would be the extraordinary thing.

 - Rob.




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Re: [backstage] Twittering on

2009-02-09 Thread Duncan Barclay
I have to admit that I generally don't see the point of twitter.  Having
said that though, this recent spell of cold weather has actually made me
like it, mostly because the university I go to have been updating us on
whether the uni is closed via twitter (http://twitter.com/UniofBath), and
also the local bus company have been doing the same (
http://twitter.com/bathcsc).  Much easier and nicer than constantly going
back to a web page with the service status on (or going out and waiting for
an hour for a bus that never turns up).

Personally I think it is things like that which will bring twitter to the
mainstream, especially when combined with it's ease of use on mobile
devices.

Duncan

2009/2/9 Rob Myers r...@robmyers.org

 Ian Forrester wrote:
  The really cool kids are on both right?

 I refer the honourable gentleman to the smiley I appended at the
 conclusion of my previous statement. ;-) I think Twitter has the more
 famous people on it.

  Surely it's the same as when Radio presenters couldn't help but chat
 about there Myspace pages all the time? Every bar I go into now a days,
 there's talk about Youtube, Facebook and sometimes Twitter anyway.

 Twitter is breaking through to the mainstream. It's a big enough
 phenomenon that ignoring it would be the extraordinary thing.

 - Rob.




Re: [backstage] Twittering on

2009-02-09 Thread Rob Myers
Duncan Barclay wrote:
 I have to admit that I generally don't see the point of twitter. 

You could have fitted that into a twitter message and reached a much
wider audience. ;-)

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Re: [backstage] Twittering on

2009-02-09 Thread Soulla Stylianou
for me I have made some excellent connections via twitter both for work
purposes and for personal. I now have a modest number of followers and I
follower an equal number of people. I have connected on a social level with
Greeks/Cypriots around the globe who are interested in Web 2.0, twitterers
in my region and people who are interested in our Second Life work. In fact
on a better scale than linked in.

I also, I have to admit, follow the likes of Stephen Fry and @wossy. I even
followed Russell Brand just to see how quickly his number of followers would
rise over the hour, two hours and 24hrs etc.

I'm now connected to a wider audience of people which reflect my interests
and my local community and have in turn met some of them either in Second
Life and in Real Life.

As a result of a twitter we found out that we'd been mentioned in dispatches
by a presenter at an Ideas Performance event, I twittered back who then
asked me to write a blog post. As fortune would have it I was meeting the
client for a coffee and between the two of us we responded
http://ideaperformance.com/2009/01/27/birmingham-and-second-life/ all within
an hour of the first tweet.

Now thats what I call magic!

Soulla :)

2009/2/9 Rob Myers r...@robmyers.org

 Duncan Barclay wrote:
  I have to admit that I generally don't see the point of twitter.

 You could have fitted that into a twitter message and reached a much
 wider audience. ;-)

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Re: [backstage] Twittering on

2009-02-09 Thread Mr I Forrester
Feel strongly that the BBC should use something else instead of Twitter,
how about voting or offering your support here.

http://ideas.welcomebackstage.com/ideatorrent/idea/16/

Cheers,

Ian

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Re: [backstage] Twittering on

2009-02-09 Thread Dave Cross
Dave Crossland wrote:
 2009/2/9 Ian Forrester ian.forres...@bbc.co.uk:
 The really cool kids are on both right?
 
 Given that identi.ca can now supply Twitter and Facebook with messages
 automatically itself - just pop in your login details - this isn't as
 cool as it sounds. ;p

Yeah. Because giving your login details to another completely unrelated
site is completely cool.

It astonishes me how many supposedly clued-up IT people are happy to
break this basic security rule.

Dave...

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Re: [backstage] Twittering on

2009-02-09 Thread Soulla Stylianou
I must admit I took one look at identi.ca and came straight out again. It
just looks messy compared to twitter. Perhaps I should take a second glance.
Saying that my twitter feeds my facebook page and I generally don't go into
facebook anymore although when I do I get a number of messages from people
who have responded to a comment I've made on twitter not on facebook! :)

PS Morning all. Snowing up here - again! :(

2009/2/10 Dave Cross d...@dave.org.uk

 Dave Crossland wrote:
  2009/2/9 Ian Forrester ian.forres...@bbc.co.uk:
  The really cool kids are on both right?
 
  Given that identi.ca can now supply Twitter and Facebook with messages
  automatically itself - just pop in your login details - this isn't as
  cool as it sounds. ;p

 Yeah. Because giving your login details to another completely unrelated
 site is completely cool.

 It astonishes me how many supposedly clued-up IT people are happy to
 break this basic security rule.

 Dave...

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