I have 469 followers on Twitter. Very amazing service growth. Many of the world’s technologists are on it. Interestingly enough, the guy who started the company (Obvious) that made Twitter only has 578 followers.
Twitter is like the weird offspring that would happen if blogging mated with IM. It lets me write very short blog entries to my friends, letting them know what I’m doing. It’s addictive, especially when you get friends of your own, cause then you can follow them.
Anyway, I have a few problems with Twitter. First, I’d like to add all my followers to my list so I can follow their lives. Instead I have to add them one-by-one, which, makes my job 469 times more difficult. I can understand that they don’t want to see n*n growth, though. Makes scalability a much worse problem than it is.
On the Followers Page, I can’t see which ones I’ve already added as friends. It would be really neat to put a little icon next to each of my followers saying “add as friend.”
Also, I keep forgetting to use Twitter. I set it to automatically SMS me if I forget for 24 hours, but I’d like a toolbar app or something that lets me enter right from the desktop. I know some developers have been working on such Twitter apps, anyone know which one is the best? Since I use Mac and PCs now, which is the best on either platform?
Anyway, I find I keep coming back to Twitter. It’s an interesting way to keep in touch with the lives of your friends, or followers, as it were.