Appreciating Twitter – Six Years After Joining

6 years ago I signed up for a Twitter account, it was new, it was unknown and I liked experimenting with new stuff. For the first few months my Twitter profile was devoid of any content with a whopping 8 tweets in the first 9 months the first of which being “eating dinner and watching anime” which was sent at 7:08pm on May 21st 2007.

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My first Tweet

Web 2.0 Wave

Quite honestly I didn’t trust Twitter, not in the sense that it was going to run off with my random ramblings; more in the sense that it was one of the the gazillion services riding the “web 2.0” wave at the time. It was clunky and unreliable with a logo that tried to hump your eyeballs when you looked at it for extended periods. Fast forward a few years, various redesigns, updates and almost 20,000 tweets later and like an old geezer, I rub my chin and smoke my imaginary pipe thinking about back in the day when Twitter was for geeks.

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The Most Social Social Network

I love Twitter, I use it frequently but have nowhere near the tweetcounts of the Twitter junkies in my extended Twitter circle. I have said it many times but Twitter is the most social social network I have used and trust me I have at least tried them all. I have made many friends, stayed in touch with others, learned so much and stayed in the know in today’s age of information overload.

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My most popular Tweet in recent months

There is Youtube, Google+, Facebook, Instagram and so many others vying for my attention but the simplicity and control that Twitter provides has kept it useful to me for many years and I can’t see that changing anytime soon. You can always find me in the twitterverse @Jamaipanese, (un)fortunately nothing has changed since I announced my arrival on Twitter as you can still follow me to “read random useful (and not so useful) crap about what I am doing, reading, feeling, hating, loving or killing”.

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One thought on “Appreciating Twitter – Six Years After Joining

  1. Twitter is interesting and its not for me. When I had an account I enjoyed your tweets and often times responded as well as retweeted your posts. There is a certain part of twitter than is hilarious but I’ll discuss that with you at another time lol. Its good that you can look back and acknowledge your twitter journey.

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