Actually, there are bunches of downloadable clients, and at least one (NatsuLion on the Mac) supports a sort of "conversation" mode in its most recent release. I myself consider extended dm discussions to be counter to what Twitter is for: put words out there, and yes, your friends will see them, but so can anyone else, and jump in or comment as needed.
Ultimately, it's the aggregate data that could be the gold mine for Twitter, and it's what will keep them growing. Even the back channel stuff goes through Twitter, so for them at least, it may be a wash vs losing data to the backchannel (they *are* the channel after all). The marketing folks would love to know what everyone is *really* thinking, and doing... instant trend-spotting, etc. The more people that use it, the more/better data, the more monetary growth, the bigger Twitter gets... repeat until such time as Twitter isn't cool then sell the whole thing to Time Warner :)
Then again, if I was that smart, I would have invented Twitter... who would have thought that a silly little 140-character micro-blogging tool would become the information outlet for presidential candidates, newspapers, corporate customer service orgs... wow.
@Turtle - exactly, but it seems most of the traffic is moving towards DM's, almost as a chat service with a definite amount of short text you must cram stuff into. Everyone hates writing more than one.
@Dave - exactly, the hidden content is the king I think and we don't see it. And could Twitter monetize on it? Sure. They know the real content with Summize in the mix. So why didn't you think of it by the way?
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Yes this is a blatant theft of the outline that Jess uses on her page, but I asked permission. Why?? Because I am a hardcore admin and can make ugly tables to make you developers frustrated, but this was too nice to pass up.
Yes, I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out.
One dog, a Pug. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me.
Let us now also add a deranged cat that is in the process of being toilet trained. Update: Toilet traning was very very close.
Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks.
I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Next is the MP3 hard-drive for the car that I found. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.
Get back to you here
Hershey’s Stomach of Holding: Jess and I are fighting over who eats more chocolate. TWDUFF can help me out and vouch for me.
This will take far more time than I have today. I will start with I was born and still live in St. Louis, MO. Even though for a couple years I was never, ever here and always on the road, this is smack in the middle of the US. Everything is just a few hour flight. That part is nice. No beach/ocean/coast isn't the best. But with the travel I make up for it.
Looking to find me in person? Here is where I will be.
|delayed||customer visit||Minneapolis, MN|
|Mar 31 - Apr 4||Lotus Notes and Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Apr 30 - May 2||Admin2008||Boston, MA|
|May 10 - 15||Lotus Notes and Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar||London|
|Jun 4 - 6||Irish Lotus User Group 2008||Dublin, Ireland|
|Jun 16 - 19||Lotus Notes and Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar||San Francisco, CA|
|Jun 21 - 29||Vacation||Some island I am not telling you|
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