What is Twitter for me?

17 08 2009

Twitter, has been a much acclaimed tool for most of us today. Professionals, Technology Enthusiasts, Media, Famous Personalities, Actors, Politicians etc are all getting on to twitter to make their Social Presense felt across.

I joined the Twitter Bandwagon around one and half years back and since then, it has become one of my everyday addictions. I use twitter to keep in touch with my friends, know what my clients are doing and learn new things which spread like wildfire in News and Technology.

I keep twittering, but only dedicate around an hour every day (30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes before I go to bed) to read through all tweets posted by whom I am following. If there is any interesting read, I favorite the tweet and re-visit when I get more time. I do not want my timeline to be cluttered with any unnecessary information and hence I protect my tweets and ensure I cross check if anyone requests to follow me.

Here is a synopsis of whom I follow:

44% of whom I follow are my friends. In this category, I include people who have requested to follow me or I request to follow even though we do not know each other personally and it is just mutual interests which bring us together.

I work in the HealthCare domain, and my clients are Hospitals and Clinics. (Most of the Hospitals I follow are my clients)

@harinathpv Twitter Statistics

@harinathpv Twitter Statistics

10% of whom I follow share the same hobby with me (Photography, Technology, Gadgets, Innovation etc).

12% of whom I follow are into Market Research across the world.

Remaining are interesting personalities from whom I can learn one thing or the other.

Its a long way to go, but am on my way of using Twitter to keep my passion going and learning…..

Twittering life

9 01 2008

Of late, I am spending a lot of time on my twitter home page. In a day, at least I take 30 minutes to go thru all the twitters over the time. Also, twittering from my Nokia E62 is really being a pleasure. Why is twittring addictive? Is there anything special about it? My friend asked me – “What do you get by sharing what your thoughts are? Why do you want every one to know everything? ” I do understand that it might be sensitive for people to exactly share what is in their minds, but twittering is just not about that. It gives you an opportunity to share information to your friends when you like. Unlike blogging, twittering expects your expression to be shared in 160 characters, which will add to your language skills 🙂

Twittering is a recent development and as on date, we do not have more than 2000 people Indian registrants on twitter. But this trend is soon to take shape.