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June 13, 2009

Twitter Overload?

Since geological times, the day has only had 24 hours but we are obsessed with filling them with more, more, and more.

Don't write letters, don't use email, don't blog -- they use up too many bytes. Twitter instead.

Is a Twit too short? No problem, make up for missing quality with bulk. Follow anything that fogs a mirror.

After a week of playing with Twitter, the benefits still have not shown themselves, you see, I sell nothing.

The mantra is add followers by following. But who has the time and inclination to read 100,000 Twits a day? It's a sham!

Quote: "Specifically, the top 10% of prolific Twitter users accounted for over 90% of tweets." http://tinyurl.com/kouaf9

To avoid overload, don't follow prolific Twitterers. By avoiding the litterers, you get to talk to more people. Less is more!

Collecting non-prolific Twitterers is easy, follow everything in sight and then cut anyone who Twits more than twice or so a day.

Beat the system. Low activity Twitteres make for great numbers with little overload.

Denny Schlesinger

New Twitter Research: Men Follow Men and Nobody Tweets

PS: Let's face it, this essay is "visually" horrible! Since Twitter limits Twits to 140 characters, the natural flowing together of ideas into paragraphs is lost. Text is much more than the meaning of the words. Text is expressive through typography, an art that is lost on Twitter.

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