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Who would have known that this new form of communication would become such major force in changing how the world shares information.
Happy Anniversary Twitter and Thanks
Did you watch the first Twitter Town Hall? I had it on my calendar but I was in a meeting with my new boss and co-workers. President Obama @BarackObama fielded a lot of questions about jobs and I for one am very very happy to get the opportunity to work again in an industry I so enjoy.
With that said, I wish I had been able to send in a question or two via Twitter to our President and ask a question about healthcare and the current state of the economy. Many questions were asked on this subject and for the first time we got to see the actually Tweet and the President answering that question live.
Biz Stone @biz was a great facilitator of the first Twitter Town Hall @townhall. Even though he seemed a little nervous at first with the whole format. Heck, I know I would be nervous too if I was interviewing the President of the United States, at the White House using a new communication services that I helped create. Can you say “Fail Whale”..;-)
Biz was very quick to break the ice with President Obama and the audience when he made a slight joke reminding the President that he only had 140 characters while he was typing his first live Tweet on camera to his almost 9 million followers.
I am so very impressed with both Twitter and the President for doing this that I am going to step up my blogging efforts here on Twarketing. I believe Twitter has not even scratched the surface of what they are ultimately capable of doing with this new form of communication to the masses.
Take a look at the Twitter Town Hall and give me some of your feed back in the comments below.
I have shoes older than Twitter, yet I seldom wear those shoes. I use Twitter every day since I got my first Twitter account almost 4 years ago. I didn’t understand it at first but my good friend @brentleary kept telling me that sending Tweets will be the next BIG thing. I resisted the urge to Tweet for almost a year then I got my first taste of how powerful Twitter really is in the world of communication.
This whole Twitter thing really hit me when the Twitter account of our current President of the United States, Barack Obama @BarackObama started to follow me. Back then he was only the Senator of Illinois running for President but it meant a lot to me that he decided to follow me. It was not until later on that I found out that he followed everyone who followed him at the time.
The point is I was so impressed that he thought to follow me, I started following others who in turn followed me. This time it was someone who actually knew me personally and wanted to follow the links I was sharing. We have been following each other ever since then and of course now I am hooked on Twitter.
So Happy Birthday Twitter!!! And thank you Brent for pushing me to Tweet for the first time.
All the best
Twitter announced its new redesign of their Twitter site on Tuesday of this week and said that after their announcement they would roll out the new Twitter design to us all. Have you been updated to the new design yet? As of today I sure have not. So, when will we all be able to experience this most eagerly awaited new look and feel? Who Knows.
I have been very happy with web based clients like @hootsuite and @seesmic I am not sure what is taking Twitter so long to roll this new design out to everyone but I guess it has something to do with how many people who are actually using Twitter. Even though, I look forward to seeing the new Twitter design I don’t think it will make me want to give up my @hootsuite or @seesmic Twitter client. Oh well, If you have not seen what the new design looks like take a look at the two video below. Big Thanks to Robert Scoble @Scobleizer for providing the Ustream coverage on the day of the Twitter announcement. If you have been upgraded please let us know what the experience is like in your comments below.
All the best