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Follow me on Twitter

A behind the scenes view of my work and process

Posted Aug 18, 2009

OK, so I just signed up on Twitter.

I have mixed feelings about this. I'm not a writer and frankly writing is kind of painful for me. So, while I don't normally go out of my way to make myself uncomfortable - this is an exception. 140 characters at a time, I get to practice writing...and it's been fun.

For the past few weeks I've been feeling out Twitter, letting it fall into and out of my daily routine. Here's what I really like:

  1. posting behind the scene photos of my shoots
  2. sharing inspiration and interesting stories
  3. promoting local events
  4. 're-tweeting' other people's posts - micro publishing is addictive
  5. getting news directly from the people making the news, not 3rd parties
  6. a supportive community, excited about the future of independent publishing

The grip of the whole system rests on it's immediacy of course. With such a small amount of data going back and forth, Twitter applications are relatively simple to program. Apps that extend it's functionality are showing up everywhere. It's now easy to tweet from your iPhone, Android Phone, Facebook page or Google Desktop.

What's really interesting though is how all of this highly specific data is being now be parsed and searched. Twitter Search engines are predicted to fill a local niche that search giants like Google are lusting after. The idea is that your friends know you better than Google does, so why not tap into their collective knowledge? Twitter connects you with your friends quickly and with just enough info to get the point across.

So, If you're interested in being part of this next jump communications and connectivity - join me on Twitter. I promise I won't be posting about my breakfast.