Twittermobs (& microsponsorship)
March 16, 2007 | By Peter Bihr |
Recently I’ve been talking to a bunch of people about Twitter, what’s cool about it and what isn’t. (Rob has started a little micro poll on his blog about Twitter’s usefulness, too – so far with mixed results.) My main point so far was that Twitter fills a gap in the way we communicate, namely low-level, high-frequency communication. At SXSW, Laughing Squid‘s Scott Beale has shown that Twitter is also particularly well for spontaneous shout outs – what started out as a brief post about a little drink-up after the conference turned into a massive party where companies and individuals alike took turns in giving out microsponsorships in the form of rounds of beer: The first officially recognized Twittermob.
Let’s see how it goes from here.
Update: Rob has the results of his brief Twitter poll on his blog now. Seems like the German blogosphere is pretty critical of Twitter. Why’s that??
Update 2: Volker pointed out that I forgot to post my Twitter ID. Not much use twittering without, is there? http://twitter.com/thewavingcat. Thanks, Volker!