Category Archives: Thoughts on Twitter

Opinions and commentary about Twitter.

The Oreo tweet: The double-stuff you can’t do by committee is king

A few seconds after I saw the Super Bowl power outage “Oreo Tweet” last night, this is what I tweeted (note: the time-stamp is GMT). Below it, you’ll find my “Monday morning” 5:30 a.m. thoughts: What Apple 1984 is to … Continue reading

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Why the death of a celebrity lights up Twitter

I used to blame the vacuous nature of a pop-culture-obsessed society for why we all seem so pre-occupied with the death of celebrities. But when Michael Jackson died, even I felt a little saddened — and frankly, the guy creeped … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Twitter #10: Why we all view Twitter differently

[Part of the RexBlog "Thoughts on Twitter" series.] (Note: This is adapted from a segment of a recent project that included an explanation of how Twitter is not just what one sees on the Twitter.com website. For many readers of … Continue reading

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Twitter is something you’ll never understand, so stop trying

[Note: I posted this in February, 2008, but it has continued to be one of this blog's most visited pages. Thanks.] I’m sorry if you landed here thinking this was going to be a helpful explanation about what Twitter is. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Twitter #9: Twitter is getting too big to fail, and that’s a whale of a problem for all of us

[Part of the RexBlog "Thoughts on Twitter" series.] Anyone who knows me “online” knows this: I’m a big fan of Twitter. At Hammock, the service has long-been a part of a standard set of content distribution, aggregation and conversational tools … Continue reading

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