For several months now I've been trying to sink my teeth into the whole Twitter thing. I must say I'm still trying, but I'm learning a lot in the process.
Some of the best things about Twitter are not the app itself, but the way the data (in the form of Tweets), is being captured and interpreted via third party apps. Take a look at Twistori and Twistori Desktop to see what I'm talking about.
Tweets and retweets are also being used to create the viral spread of a message. Earlier today I got this email from a New Orleans brass band:
"Bonerama gig on Pearl at Commerce, Dallas, TX 4/2/09. Follow @Bonerama and RT this msg by 6pm CT 4/1 to enter to win 2 tix for this show!"
Novel concept, but my suspicion is that that kind of Tweet will get old fast.
Posted by Matt Laufer at 8:00 PM