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Twitter Redux

December 23, 2008  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Not Exactly Random   6 Comments

Yes, I know many people think of Twitter as some teeny-booper thing and there is an element of truth in that.

I was a skeptic, but I decided to try it to figure out just what it was. And, essentially, it is a communication’s network similar to groups of people on Instant Messenger, but not in real time.

Not in real time appeals to me greatly. But the convenience of that is not the real reason I joined.

Twitter has improved my blog. I feel less inclined to post about inane things, fun as though that my be. Now I just tweet them. That’s not while I joined either.

I have good online friends on Twitter. They point out interesting posts they made and often from other people. I like that. I like it very much. There are some very sweet and kind people out there, it it gladdens my heart to hear a little 140 character snippet of goodness.

That’s not the reason either!

A very good reason is owning my Internet presence. Owning my own identity. This is not a massively popular blog by any means, and I am an unpublished writer. Still, establishing a presence on Twitter prevents someone else from taking my identity. Yes, someone can make a Twitter account “Tony_HackWriter”  but if I have been linking  from my blog to my Twitter feed for any length of time to Anthony_HW, the fake account means nothing to the people I communicate with via my blog.

Get it?

This is not my exact area of expertese, but I do work in the software secutiy business and know quite a few things about social hacking. This has been a Public Service Announcement from Anthony Pacheco, Hack Writer. No need to thank me, that’s just the kind of guy that I am.

6 comments on: Twitter Redux

  1. J.C December 23, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    You know, I hadn’t even thought of the ‘internet presence’ thing, but it’s a really good point. As is the comment about inane blogs – unfortunately Twitter hasn’t changed that for me 😉 lol

  2. Anthony December 23, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Your blog is prefect, especially if you keep posting baby pictures where I can pretend I am nibbling on those chubby little arms NOM NOM NOM NOM!

    Alas, our baby days are behind us.

  3. J.C December 23, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Aw thank you! That’s sweet to say 🙂
    And I have to enjoy this baby, apparently it’s the only one I’m having lol, we’ll see 😉 I think I can change his mind in a few years time. I’ll make sure I post pics on a semi regular basis! lol

  4. Anthony December 23, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    nom nom nom nom!

  5. d.w. drang December 23, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    On a more serious note, apparently a major source of more-or-less real-time intel during the Mumbai terrorist attacks was Twitter feeds.

  6. Anthony December 23, 2008 at 7:22 pm


    The main stream media is increasingly becoming irrelevant because they are not adjusting with the times.

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