This idea has always been bugging me for quite some time now and though I have my own opinion about it I’d still want to ask you people which is better, Plurk or Twitter?
Out of curiosity after checking out Mashable’s post on @ConanOBrien as being the verified Twitter account of the former host of the Tonight Show, I just had to log in and see for myself. I found it amusing to see Conan O’Brien tweet usual funny quips and even if borrowing one from George Carlin‘s “Jumbo Shrimp” line, still it was very funny.
@ConanOBrien not only has a huge and almost immediate following in the hundreds of thousands but it is also worth noting that there is a funny side story to this Twitter account with Conan’s local squirel, @ConansSquirrel, as a follower and tweeting in tandem with Conan’s tweets. I find these squirrel point-of-view tweets to be the most funny part of it and can’t help not to laugh at every tweet coming from both accounts. At one point the squirrel was tweeting about Conan leaving the house, wearing his “big boy clothes” and all this while Conan tweets about going for a job interview at Home Depot.
Here’s one of Conan’s tweets…
“Today I connected all the freckles on my arm with a Sharpie. It spells out RIKSHAZ9LIRK. Clearly I am The Chosen One.” 3:54 AM Feb 27th
And here is one from his squirrel…
“Hey, where’s my sharpie?” 4:01 AM Feb 27th via web
He is doing a good job at keeping his supporters and the rest of the world in the loop while waiting for the time he can legally appear elsewhere. Conan is bound by contract to not appear on any other network until September 2010 as part of the end-of-contract conditions agreed upon with NBC.
Conan O’Brien definitely is bumming out until that time but one thing is clear, he has cornered for himself a crowd that would follow him wherever network he goes. And to think this article is written by a loyal David Letterman viewer.
Like in a science fiction film when a small town suddenly becomes alien infested and starts abducting the locals where you’d find people who used to talk like normal people say “Don’t Pay for White Teeth…” or something else on that same robotic tone.
Personally, I don’t like advertisements on Tweets as it destroys the purpose of what tweeting is all about. Let me know your thoughts on this whether you think advertising on tweets is okay or not.
I remember a few months ago I was toying with the idea that Microblogging was all part of a grand conspiracy and that Twitter was turning us into a horde of mindless thumbs thumbing away on our mobile phones with every single thought that came through.
My twitter experience began in 2007 and has since been fun for the most part tweeting stuff between people you know and back and forth. Now fast forward to 2009 with all the third-party tools and gadgets making Twitter into a very powerful platform. Tweetdeck and Tweetboard are my Twitter tools of choice as if allows me to communicate with more people faster and with much ease.
The recent addition of the lists feature has also kept me occupied trying to organize my followers and synchronize them with my Tweetdeck columns and tweet away on the Tweetboard on my site and see how the backlinks would help in the long run. I’m no marketing guru but to having a lot of Twitter followers gives you a big marketing advantage. It empowers you and allows you to do all sorts of powerful things to your Twitter feed and that includes the option of auto-tweeting paid ads.
It’s still a no for me, putting automated tweets with advertising, but I would be glad to hear your thoughts on this.