Talking about Twitter on NPR

This morning I was on NPR’s OnPoint radio show, along with several others talking about Twitter, including Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO. You can listen in, if you have Real Networks’ player. It’s a balanced look at Twitter, includes those who think it’s a lame service to those who think it’s world-changing.

I loved how Jack answered one caller who said that Twitter reminded him of the borg: “Twitter is best when you limit it to your circle of friends. If your circle of friends is the borg then you’re going to have some issues potentially.”

18 thoughts on “Talking about Twitter on NPR

  1. Maybe some Twitter fans can help me out there. I emailed Twitter this question, but have yet to hear back from them. I have made some random comments to test out Twitter, but I am unable to find my comments at any point in future public scrolls. I do have my account set up for being publicly viewed too. thank you

  2. Maybe some Twitter fans can help me out there. I emailed Twitter this question, but have yet to hear back from them. I have made some random comments to test out Twitter, but I am unable to find my comments at any point in future public scrolls. I do have my account set up for being publicly viewed too. thank you

  3. I just dont get this whole twitter thing. It seems like the stupidest waste of time ever. Who has time to type “Im at the grocery store”…im taking a crap…whatever.

  4. I just dont get this whole twitter thing. It seems like the stupidest waste of time ever. Who has time to type “Im at the grocery store”…im taking a crap…whatever.

  5. Dave Winer makes mention of Microsoft courting Twitter? Any more news (gossip) on this? They wouldn’t buy it would they? Buy it. Re-write it in ASP.NET, put MSN Passport on it and kill the thing?

  6. Dave Winer makes mention of Microsoft courting Twitter? Any more news (gossip) on this? They wouldn’t buy it would they? Buy it. Re-write it in ASP.NET, put MSN Passport on it and kill the thing?

  7. Your blog is important, cause you mentioned Twitter.
    I love this “Twitter is best when you limit it to your circle of friends. If your circle of friends is the borg then you’re going to have some issues potentially.”

    Thanks for Your Info,
    BEST REGARDs
    ngadutrafik 2007

  8. Your blog is important, cause you mentioned Twitter.
    I love this “Twitter is best when you limit it to your circle of friends. If your circle of friends is the borg then you’re going to have some issues potentially.”

    Thanks for Your Info,
    BEST REGARDs
    ngadutrafik 2007

  9. I am so happy that you mentioned Twitter on your blog when you did! As soon as you started talking about Twitter, I went to see what it was and was instantly hooked. I have just jumped off the MS ship and put Ubuntu on my pc, so I have been twittering online, but as soon as I can find a Twitter to run on here, I will back on. I love it and its something I tell everyone I know about.
    Congratulations to you and your wife on the baby, children are the best gift of life.

  10. I am so happy that you mentioned Twitter on your blog when you did! As soon as you started talking about Twitter, I went to see what it was and was instantly hooked. I have just jumped off the MS ship and put Ubuntu on my pc, so I have been twittering online, but as soon as I can find a Twitter to run on here, I will back on. I love it and its something I tell everyone I know about.
    Congratulations to you and your wife on the baby, children are the best gift of life.

  11. Interesting take on the phenomenon.

    Looking at Twittervision, it seems to me that Twitter has become a collection of snippets of two-way conversations taking place in public, rather like being in a hall full of people all talking on their cellphones. It’s diverting to watch but certainly not yet attention-grabbing.

    Perhaps as the user base expands towards the mainstream, that will change.

    Already I’ve been reading of stories that have broken first via posts on Twitter before any other medium – just as they broke first via photos on Flickr a couple of years ago.

  12. Interesting take on the phenomenon.

    Looking at Twittervision, it seems to me that Twitter has become a collection of snippets of two-way conversations taking place in public, rather like being in a hall full of people all talking on their cellphones. It’s diverting to watch but certainly not yet attention-grabbing.

    Perhaps as the user base expands towards the mainstream, that will change.

    Already I’ve been reading of stories that have broken first via posts on Twitter before any other medium – just as they broke first via photos on Flickr a couple of years ago.

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