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If you're in to this Twitter thing then you can follow me here.

I'm not an obsessive Tweeter (yet?) but I'll try and post stuff on a semi-regular basis and of slightly more interest than most of what gets spewed on to there.


  1. I promised myself that I would last out 100 tweets to see if it is actually worth staying with Twitter.

    As far as I can see, the answer is no.

    RSS feeds offer information and rich content. Which I why I use Netvibes to subscribe to about 120 various feeds, and I use Planet Lotus to monitor everything Domino related. That gives me just two places I need to check for all of the necessary content I enjoy.

    Twitter, on the other hand, offers a lot lower signal to noise ratio where you really have to hunt through it to find useful content. That useful content has been very thin on the ground and takes a lot of time and effort just to be able to find it before it gets lost in the "wealth" of chatter. If you like gossip and inane chatter then yes I suppose Twitter will work for you. But for me, I am finding it less so.

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    • Jake Howlett
    • Tue 29 Sep 2009 04:25 AM

    With you on almost all your points Dragon.

    I held off "announcing" my tweeting for a while as I too wanted to give it a while before committing myself to it.

    Not that I'm saying I won't give up at any point. Like you I find it hard to find anything of use on there. While it seems fun I don't really have time in my working day to read about anything other than stuff that's will benefit me in some way. Whether people are "on the bus" or "taking a dump" is of no interest to me at all.

    I think the trick is to know who not to follow. I'm in the newb state at the moment and am just following anybody who follows me. Going to stop doing that though and remove some of those I do follow.

    Ultimately I think I'll make it a one-way publish-only channel and won't even bother reading it. If people want to read what I put then that's fine...

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    • Jon
    • Tue 29 Sep 2009 08:47 AM

    I'd probably read it, if the twitters were a feed into Codestore.

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    • Jake Howlett
    • Tue 29 Sep 2009 09:08 AM

    I'll look in to it Jon.

  2. But thats what RSS feeds are for.

    Still, just one more pointer into a useful Domino resource.

  3. Well, I am following you, Jake. But I won't be offended if you don't follow me back. I pretty much use Twitter as a clearinghouse for status updates that don't make the cut for Facebook. (And I'm convinced that's the most worthwhile use of Twitter I can possibly make.)

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