March 6, 2009

Twitter, explained. By Evan Williams.

17 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Does this mean that 140 characters makes people get to the point and cut the BS ,like a good translator does?

John Althouse Cohen said...

I just wish the limit were a little more generous, like 300, even 200. That would still force you to be super-concise. 140 seems sadistic.

EDH said...

Still not sure what Twitter is or that it isn't one more giant time waster.

Is the idea to build a network/following of people who want to hear my pithy comments on a range of topics, either proposed by me and put to me by others?

Aside, a really good idea would be to limit Charlie Rose's questions to 140 characters, not specifically in response to this video clip but generally.

Michael Hasenstab said...

I njoy Twitr. Short n sweet.

Wsh blog cmmnts cud b kpt to 10 sntncs max. Weed out windbags.

Clrity of thot a gud thng.

Chip Ahoy said...

Bien, él lo explicó, pero todavía no lo entiendo.

Chip Ahoy said...

Also, I'll give that guy three to five years until full on male pattern baldness.

Triangle Man said...

Chip Ahoy said...

Also, I'll give that guy three to five years until full on male pattern baldness.


Hey, Nostradamus, how about some lottery numbers?

Xmas said...

Agh...must escape the Tweets!

and tinyurl.

veni vidi vici said...

160 characters is the limit for texting on my Treo. Texting limits on wireless service probably got something to do with the 140 char. limit.

SteveR said...

In the latest episode of Worlds Collide, my horrible typing and texting skills intersect with a medium that requires no skill.

But alas, I remain true to the idea that real men don't twitter.

BJM said...

Rather amusing that Rose's producers didn't offer a twitter link.

Doyle said...

Still not sure what Twitter is or that it isn't one more giant time waster.

Said the blog commenter.

Greg said...

Twitter will never catch on in Germany, heck some single words are more than 140 characters.

BJM said...

Ironically the valley is laughing it's ass off. I've been flooded with emails and tweets all day as the gossip mill turns.

However Amazon was written off in the early days too.

bill said...

traditionalguy said...
Does this mean that 140 characters makes people get to the point and cut the BS ,like a good translator does?


No, it's just smaller BS.

Michael Hasenstab said...

Do those overinflated chuckleheads from Silicon Valley understand that the messiah is measuring them for a super special tax bracket?

Robert said...

So,like, every statement is a question? If I were a VC, I wouldn't give Evan (sorry, Ev) any money? Until he stops talking like a valley girl? I've never seen Charlie Rose so quiet? I guess I like Evan because he left Rose speechless?