Twitter newbie phenomenon.

December 7th, 2007

I mentioned that I’ve joined Twitter. It’s fun — I’ve posted about 200 “tweets” in the 3+ weeks since I joined up, and it’s already helped me meet interesting people and find out about interesting things, not just in the abstract sense, but in a sense that directly helps my business blog. So, good.

One of the things you notice when you go to anybody’s Twitter page (like mine) is how many tweets they’ve made. You look at some of the people I’m following on Twitter, and you say, “Wow, more than 3,000 tweets,” or whatever. One guy I’m following just passed 4,000 tweets. And so you think, “Hey, that’s a lot.”

And then you find somebody with, I don’t know, 8,000 tweets, and you say, “Whoa.”

I will try not to post 8,000 tweets in the next year.

5 Responses to “Twitter newbie phenomenon.”

  1. Rob L. Says:

    There was only one way to respond to this one.

  2. Tim Walker Says:

    Rob — You may be right, but dang, 8,000 tweets would imply 21 tweets a day for a year. I’m skeptical. It wouldn’t surprise me to hit, say, 3,000 tweets in 2008, though.

  3. Sheryl A. McCoy Says:

    Amazingly, I actually have colleague/friends whose tweet numbers fall within the 3,000 to 8,000 range;D I don’t know how they do it either! Well, maybe I do…sometimes tweets are unedited flow of thought.

  4. Tim Walker Says:

    Sheryl — Even having slowed down somewhat, I’m very likely to average 2,000 tweets per month going forward. It’s like a sickness — but (I hope) a good kind.

  5. What I’ve Learned So Far » Blog Archive » My Twitter usage: an update. Says:

    […] Back in December, I talked some nonsense about trying not to write 8,000 tweets (i.e. the short messages one sends via Twitter) in the coming year. […]

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