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What happened to the tech dream?

This post is dedicated to the original technology dreamers and honors the unique contributions of John Perry Barlow – a dreamer. More and more it seems the dream of technology as a positive agent for change and empowerment is slipping … Continue reading

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Reaction to longer tweets

When Twitter announced the intention to double the length of tweets allowed, the results were mixed. I thought it was a great ideal especially for those wanting to use Twitter as a chat tool. Other disagreed and threatened to block … Continue reading

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More than 140

  Rumors has it that Twitter may move beyond the present 140 character limit.This makes a lot of sense to me and is something I have been supporting for a long time. Some of the speculation regarding the motives makes … Continue reading

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Twitter may allow deeper conversation

Within the various ways I think Twitter can be applied, I do not include serious discussion. The 140 character limit is simply not suited to formal discussion and the common practice of using the tool for group chats seems to … Continue reading

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What Twitter is and what it is not

I am not a fan of Twitter chats. These seem an example of the “I only have a hammer” mentality. Twitter facilitates. It is the means to various ends. It may motivate the engagement some need to pursue certain ends. … Continue reading

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The 140 character limit

I see that Twitter has removed the 140 character limit for direct messages. I wish there was a way to extend the limit for the tweets generated as part of “chats”. As an observer, I have not found the “edchat” … Continue reading

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Twitter and your apps

Twitter may not have informed you of their new strategy (I wish I could remember if I was contacted – not that I remember), but they intend to collect a list of apps you use. Their rationale and what you … Continue reading

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Bait, then switch

Twitter has a new policy for dealing with those who post stuff you do not want to read. In addition to blocking them (which I guess lets them know you do not want to read their content), you can now … Continue reading

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Misapplication of Twitter

The Twitter IPO is today. While Twitter often directs me to resources I find valuable, I cannot say that I find Twitter itself as that useful. I have two complaints: 1) The control of audience should be placed in the … Continue reading

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Twitter expands into Posterous Space

Hi Mark, I’m thrilled to announce that Posterous has been acquired by Twitter! The opportunities in front of Twitter are exciting, and we couldn’t be happier to bring our technology and expertise to hundreds of millions of users around the … Continue reading

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