what COLAB should be (and is) all about

From: Vo
Date: Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 11:46 AM
To: Mary McPherson, Kim Karalekas, Bryan Davidson, Allison McKeever, Megan Nuttall, Heather Schwartz, Luke Rolka, Melissa Casillas, Whitney Bard, Heather Dougherty

 

So I was visiting Fastcompany.com and this is the intro that I got (see attached)
 

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From: Allison McKeever
Date: Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 11:49 AM

Not surprising….

 
Twitter’s got it made. Just take a look at their founder

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From: Kim Karalekas
Date: Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 12:01 PM

Do you agree?

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From: Vo
Date: Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 12:03 PM

I haven’t used it enough to really know. Seems like those who are really using it as a tool have really benefitted from it. Best thing? Nahh.. I think that all varies from person to person. YOU?

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From: Luke Rolka
Date: Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 12:04 PM

When I went to the PDX Mindshare, I met Amber Case, “Cyborg Anthropologist,” and she shared with me a thing done with twitter that tracked tweeting during a lecture and put the frequency of tweets onto a graph. When the guy was saying something interesting, the tweets grew like loudness on a sine wave. Pretty crazy stuff. I don’t know if I agree that Twitter is going to be “the best thing” in web socializing, though. I think it hasn’t been well known long enough to be established as a post-fad tool. I personally find it a little mindless, but maybe I just haven’t been shown how to make it worth my time yet.

 

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From: Allison McKeever
Date: Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 12:42 PM

If you don’t use it for its intended function “What are you doing?”, but use it as a networking tool or a place to discover new and informative things online than it becomes very useful.

 

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From: Luke Rolka
Date: Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 12:46 PM

Is it possible for Twitterto announce whenever you update any of your other social sites without you doing it manually?

 

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From: Allison McKeever
Date: Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 1:01 PM

Yeah it is called twitter feed. There is also a facebook app that links your updates to your facebook page.

 

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From: Kim Karalekas
Date: Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 1:06 PM

Yup, Amber is hardcore into twitter. At cre8camp this weekend people were tweeting like crazy (at one point, it was the 2nd most…tweeted? thing on twitter at the moment!)I’m still trying to figure it out, but the 2 extremely attractive things I’ve discovered about it thus far is:1. Provide updates for what’s happen “right here right now”:
Ex. on facebook you can post events, but people forget about them, on twitter people can be informed about an event in real time. So, this weekend, at cre8camp during breakout sessions, people were tweeting about session topics and so everyone could know what was being discussed in each room – this way they could attend whichever discussion they found most interesting. PDX Pop Now also had a twitter which was actually a pretty sweet marketing tool as I continually was reminded of the event which I otherwise would have forgot about…2. Info Database:
It’s kinda like a condensed/succinct basecamp…again, at cre8camp whenever someone suggested a good website/blog/program, etc., someone would tweet it – well now we can go back through the #cre8camp group and find these links…

Regardless of this, still not sure if I subscribe to the whole twitter world, but I suppose in theory, it’s pretty sweet…

From: Heather Schwartz
Date: Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 1:15 PM

Great email thread! For a person who doesn’t really know what Twitter has to offer, you guys are a great resource. Now I know who to go to with all my Web 2.0 questions… lucky you!

Hope everyone is having a great Monday!

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