Jan 26, 2009  •  In Blogging, Geek, Twitter

Twitter Follower Mosaic

The popularity of text-messaging has surpassed actual phone conversations.

E-mail is following a similar path with the convenience of instant messages.

Some experts even predict the replacement of blogging by microblogging.

However, can microblogging also replace instant messages?

In my case, yes.

In the past few months, I have found that I communicate with friends more often through Twitter than through actual IM conversations.

(BTW, if you are looking for a good Twitter client, I wholeheartedly recommend Twhirl. An added incentive: they just released a kickass update over the weekend!)

Why open an IM window when you can have threaded discussions right through Twitter? Why start a chatroom when you can have open discussions with the @ command?

There are, of course, the coporate/marketing side to Twitter. However, for a casual user like myself, I prefer to use it as a fun medium to keep in touch with friends.

So here’s to you, my Twitter followers. A tribute to my Twitter friends through a nifty mosaic generator.

Via Web Distortion.

P.S. – You can follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/geekinheels

2 Responses to “Twitter Follower Mosaic”

  1. Amy says:

    That mosaic is super cool, I’ll have to give it a try. I’m also going to look into using Twhirl… I have an irrational fear of Twitter clients after my hard drive died last fall right after I installed one (though obviously the 2 events were unrelated)! I think I may be ready to try again :)

  2. ec says:

    Have you run your username through Tweetstats? http://www.tweetstats.com/

    Now, that’s illuminating (as I pointed out to @mehbee, my usage shot up the moment she joined, part of the JHU network effects of using Twitter as IM).

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