June 17, 2007

What is Twitter and what makes is good?

Joe Cascio has written one of the best summaries of why Twitter is good and compelling.

Here's an example.

Honesty, Good Manners - Because of the control aspect people are a lot more honest about who they are they and behave well. It's immediately obvious that Twitter is all about having friends and followers. If no one follows you, there's really not much point to being on Twitter because you'll never have anyone respond to you. I've rarely seen or heard of any abusive activity because word gets around fast, and bad actors get dropped instantly. So, it really rewards nice, friendly, funny people and weeds out weirdos. So groups of co-respondents tend to get better and better.

Read the whole thing.

Posted by jackhodgson at June 17, 2007 09:43 AM