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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 This is not a massively popular blog by any means, and I am an unpublished writer.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.