Follow Me on Twitter

Since everyone is talking about it, I figure it was time to find out what this Twittering business is all about. So, I went over to to set up an account and what do you know, some squatter took my name (six months ago, no less). I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by such things.

What The Hell is Twitter?

I’m still trying to find the answer to that question. As far as I can tell, Twitter is like a dynamic IM that anyone can read. According to the Twitter home page:

Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?

The twitts are limited to 140 letter posts and can be updated from the web or any SMS enable device, like a cell phone. So far, I’ve made only eight updates, which either means I’m still getting use it or I have a very boring life.

I only have 29 people following me on Twitter at the moment. I’m sure that number will increase as more people find me. If you want to see what goes on in the daily life of a dot com mogul, then add me to your Twitter account.

Follow Me on Twitter

40 thoughts on “Follow Me on Twitter”

  1. Followed.

    Now you can reciprocate here


  2. Jarel says:

    Yeah, i’ve been meaning to get going on there. So much to do in a day (especially with a full time job) and so little time.

    Here’s mine:
    Although I’m not really a fan of the idea of it. I have better things to do with my time. maybe I just haven’t figured it out yet though.

  3. Caleb says:

    I couldn’t quite figure out what this service was all about as well…so if I insert a message it goes out to everyone within the Twitter system or what ❓

    1. Robert says:

      If anyone answers your question, let me know. I’m interested in figuring out how Twitter helps us.

  4. Caren says:

    Followed. I’m sure once you get the hang of Twitter you’ll come to be as addicted to it just like the rest of the blogging world (while our families get tired of our lack of real-world communication :D)

    I think it’s a great tool. Sure you have people who write what they do..and you have some people who do nothing but spam their website’s links . But then you have people who offer (honest) links to pages they find good, or people who’ll talk about a program they’re considering, twitter contests, ask others for advice you wouldn’t usually get from a blog, and of course the fact that you can learn so much about other people’s personalities.

    1. Robert says:

      What intrigues me so much about the blogging world is that so much of it becomes addictive. I love writing new posts. And I love promoting my blog. Perhaps this addiction is a reflection of a passion we all have for expressing ourselves through blogs.

      1. The hard part is sorting through all the options to get at the good stuff. Twitter, FaceBook, MyBlogLog, Stumble, Digg, EntreCard, SiteHoppin, . . . .

  5. do you think twitter is a good traffic genarator? Ive heard some confusing arguments that why I haven’t tried it yet but I do have a twitter account

    1. Robert says:

      Perhaps that’s because no one knows enough about it (as this review demonstrates).

  6. Woohoo John! See you on Twitter!!!
    PS: Here I am! http://www.twitter/com/Terra111 – Add me!


  7. JohnChow:

    Welcome to Twitter. It’s never too late to be on Twitter. Add you. Don’t know if you ever care to add the rest of us. I guess you will soon have over 1000 followers. πŸ˜‰ Maybe someone here would like to add me.

    Just be sure not to bad mouth someone, you never know who is following you .. πŸ˜‰ All I can say is that Twitter is more powerful than I imagine. When you follow someone very rich and famous, you just want to learn something from them. What if one day, they come back to follow you?

    Trust me. You could be the Britney on Twitter. πŸ˜‰

  8. says:

    Thats cool. I am following too… 😎

  9. Chetan says:

    Following you now John.. I know you wont, but please reciprocate that.

  10. eBusinessguy says:

    Yeah I am still wondering what the hell it is and all the hype is about too?? The site doesn’t look like much… but everyone is doing it so why not…?

  11. Sha says:

    I know some people who swear by it, but I’ve never been able to get into Twitter.

  12. Man, everybody is into Twitter, it seems like just another time waster, but I’ll have to force myself to check it out one of these days.

    1. Sha says:

      Yeah, that’s how I feel. It feels like another BlogLog-kind of fad.

  13. Terry Tay says:

    I’m not sure how important Twitter is right now for me. Is it going to be like MySpace where everyone tries to get as many friends as possible, just without all the pages full of images, music and video clips?

  14. Bookmaker says:

    Never heard of it before 😳

    Twitter dot com had a really good ring to it. Gonna give it a shot πŸ˜‰

  15. Azrael says:

    I think that I will try them too!

  16. Azrael says:

    I just joined but I can’t seem to understand how does it work.

  17. Robin says:

    Hope the dude that take your name don’t do like one who took Seth Godin’s.

    Anyway, i’m following you

  18. Robert says:

    Sounds like a big forum, but you nevertheless get a lot of exposure it seems. I might try it out.

  19. ourmonmouth says:

    John – I think we all take social media tools with a grain of salt but I do think there is a lot of potential with Twitter. I have seen a number of people using Twitter to effectively promote and engage their audiences. I’m sure it won’t take too long for you to figure out how it can a a few credits to your balance sheet!!

  20. Fitness Site says:

    twitter is a nice way to get traffic too. πŸ˜‰

    Following you. πŸ™‚

  21. Simon Lau says:

    John Chow – I Make Money Online by Telling People What I Do Minute by Minute! πŸ™‚
    It probably won’t be long before you or someone else finds a way to make money via twitter. neat idea, I think it only works for certain individuals. Can’t twitter at a corporate office

  22. Andos says:

    I got the link

  23. Jeff says:

    Does anyone else find the twitter interface extremely crappy and (at least for me) very buggy?

  24. JM says:

    Following you now john! πŸ˜›

  25. Robin says:

    @31 you might want to give twirhl a try. awesome.

  26. Budi Putra says:

    Yeah, I already follow you, John.

  27. Budi Putra says:

    I already followed you on Twitter, John πŸ™‚

  28. Mike says:

    I’m really not that interested in Twitter. I think I’ve had enough of these social sites.

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