Doug Haslam: Gischeleman’s Blog

December 12, 2007

Jeremiah Owyang makes Twitter go nuclear

Filed under: social media, Twitter — Tags: — doughaslam @ 12:58 am

I mean that in the best possible way. Yesterday, Jeremiah Owyang of Forrester Research, in a post about the microblogging service Twitter, invited people to leave their Twitter ID in comments in an attempt to connect as many people as possible.

Boy howdy, did he succeed! More than 300 comments later, I personally have over 120 more people following me in my Twitter network. Why is that important to me? It will come as no surprise to those who know me that I have more people following my twitter posts than my blog. No big deal, Twitter suits the “spur of the moment” way my brain often works. Quick messages, comments on what’s going on, questions, thoughts, observations. It all combines to make a nice stream of thought; even more so, combined with my entire network.

So, what a day– I am looking forward to more enlivening conversations going forward. Thanks Jeremiah– great idea to connect like-minded people!

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(edit: Jason Falls has an even better post about the Owyang Twitter explosion.)

So, am I a social media addict? Ask Jeff Sass:

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  1. Doug, I’m just proud to have been one of your followers before the great @jowyang rush of 12-11-07. What a wild day!

    Comment by rsoluri — December 12, 2007 @ 1:21 am

  2. Dough, I’m just proud to have been one of your followers before the great @jowyang rush of 12-11-07. What a wild day!

    Comment by Connie Reece — December 12, 2007 @ 1:23 am

  3. So am I the leader of the addicts?

    Comment by Jeremiah Owyang — December 12, 2007 @ 7:36 am

  4. It would appear that way. Switch the letters around and you get “dealer.”

    Comment by Doug Haslam — December 12, 2007 @ 9:28 am

  5. […] folks are blogging about it today or did last night, including a long time Twitter friend Doug Haslem, and folks I’ve not yet met but want to like David Armano, Nick O’Neill and Gavin […]

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  6. […] For example, Jeremiah Owyang blogged about the shift of conversations to Twitter. Others, such as Doug Haslam and Jason Falls posted about the aftermath following Jeremiah’s original […]

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