I wanna get something off my chest. Some people don’t like that I use Twitter to take notes at conferences. Several people stopped following me this week while I was at Web 2.0 Expo. I’m sad to see them go, but I don’t apologize. I get an enormous amount of support for my live-tweeting (see below).
I don’t do it as a substitute for pen and paper. I do it because I want to share what I’m learning with as many people as possible — with those of you who couldn’t come to the conference due to price, timing or location, with those of you who didn’t even know the conference was going on. The more we share information the more we learn, and the more we learn the more we grow and become more creative and create better products and become more fulfilled and help those around us. So it’s cyclical. I get so much from each of you and desperately feel the need to give back in any way I can.
So to those of you who are still following me on Twitter, thank you. And to those who aren’t: oh well. This is how I choose to use Twitter, and I’m not offended if you aren’t interested. After all, Twitter is an opt-in service. We choose whom to follow, we choose what to Twitter. What’s the point in telling me how you want me to use my account? When have I ever told you to stop doing what makes you happy?
P.S. @bpapa suggested that I buy whitter.com, but unfortunately it wasn’t available. I bought twhitter.com instead :)
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