Friday, August 01, 2008

Follow GeekTonic on Twitter

If you’re wondering what’s going on in-between posts at GeekTonic there's one great way to keep up on the various happenings here.  Many of my “tweets” are about day-to-day stuff, but you’ll find I post about things I’m testing, messing with and upcoming blog topics as well.  You’ll quickly realize that I’m not just posting content on GeekTonic randomly – it’s always about stuff I’m using myself and passionate about (HTPC’s, Gadgets, Media Tech, Digital Photo Frames etc).  I don’t update twitter for every post at GeekTonic (although I will share links to my posts occasionally) so you won’t see the same stuff you see here regurgitated over and over – I promise.

You are invited to follow me on Twitter if you’re interested.
What is Twitter? From Twitter’s FAQ:
Twitter is for staying in touch and keeping up with friends no matter where you are or what you’re doing. For some friends you might want instant mobile updates—for others, you can just check the web. Invite your friends to Twitter and decide how connected you want you to be.
Why Twitter and not another Social App?
I’ve toyed with FriendFeed, Facebook and other social web applications and always return to Twitter because it is dead-simple, works on many mobile devices and mostly efficient.  It’s had some serious growing pains with many outages lately, but I’m sticking with them because I think it’s the best IM/Social App for me – here’s a few of my reasons for using Twitter:
  • It’s easy to use.
  • Accessible by their webpage, most mobile phones and other mobile devices.
  • Large network of users – Almost all bloggers and many of my fellow forum users are on Twitter and it’s a great way to get to know people beyond their normal blogging or forum posts.
  • Short and to the point.  It forces me to get to the point as it does for everyone and that saves you and me time.
  • Twitter has a nice, simple API – and much like flickr, that means lots of third-party apps to tie into.

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Here’s an example of my recent tweets on Twitter: