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How to shoot yourself in the foot

13 May 2009 at 2:50 pm

Twitter has become an important part of my day, but today it lost a lot of it’s value to me. By changing this ‘tiny’ setting, I no longer see the conversations that my friends have. I only see people twittering for themselves or directly mentioning me. I now get only 1/6th of the messages I used to get.

This is not how I use Twitter. I use Twitter to follow what my colleagues in the community and friends do and chat about. By removing this feature, the value of Twitter is now VERY reduced and I feel like quoting Eivind Ingebrigtsen that tweeted last week: “Assumption is the mother of all fuck ups. If you assume, you’ll make an ASS of U & ME”. By ASSuMing things like this - Twitter could easily kill itself… You’ll find some good commentary on this topic at the Ajax Blog as well.