Twitter, twitter, twitter – there, I said it!

I was once accused of talking too much about twitter on this blog. I’m not sure I agree with that accusation, but I’ll write about it today, because I couldn’t let this article go by without posting it here:

BakerTweet, the Arduino-based pastry early warning system

With the growth of twitter use by companies to do direct advertisement to their core clients (clients that are interested in what you are doing, so they follow you explicitly), I shouldn’t have been surprised by somebody creating a hardware piece that integrates with the company in more fundamental levels, but I was. My mind still had twitter being this computer thingy that allowed short, but free text messages to go around that were produced by a person.

This company is now proposing the scheduling of static, “soul-less” messages… But I think it’s great! Not because of what it’s trying to do, but for what it means. Easier direct communication between people. The part of the implementation that I don’t enjoy much is that it now loses the human side of being able to get feedback from your customers, which I think is 100 times more powerful than being able to message things out. It creates a sense of power to the customers, and make them want to come back.

Anyway, all is going to be over soon, as Google will take over twitter

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