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joec

Hi Beth,
I couldn't go to SXSW, so I'm really appreciating some of the posts from there. Although to be truthful, they mostly make me even more bummed that I'm not there swilling beer and eating BBQ.
-JoeC

Steve Sherlock

I'll go with the potential angle. Since I live most of my day in a corporate environment where Twitter is blocked by the firewall, I don't get to use it much at all. Hence potential... if it were to be a killer app, it would need to be able to be used anywhere freely.

Bryan Alexander

Nice post, Beth!

I still think storytelling is a real use of the thing. It might evolve through a successor tool, such as a plugin or page widget.

Wish I could be in Texas, too.

Peter Gulka

It's Gulka, not Gulpa :)

The notion of what amounts to eavesdropping on people that I am already connected with excites me. It has particularly good for Allan Benamer and I as we each often have random thoughts that play off and build on the others' random thoughts.

I use Twitter as a thought-broadcasting medium for those thoughts that I need help sorting out.

Beth Kanter

Peter, it's corrected! I told you twitter gives me add and dsylexia.

Ashley Cecil

I haven't used it, and don't plan to. But this is coming from a recent college grad that never especially like IMing, was the last of my peers to get a cell phone, hardly ever sends text messages, and still thinks the ability to screen calls with caller ID is the greatest thing since sliced bread (Geez, I can be anti-social).

I think it would just drive me up a wall, BUT clearly some people are finding that it can be purposeful. As long as I can opted out, more power to those that find it useful.

J Pody

This is cool

Agreed

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