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Is My Twitter the Same as Your Twitter?

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Before we start, you should probably read How Twitter’s Staff Uses Twitter (And Why It Could Cause Problems) at Read Write Web.  You might also want to read How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live at Time for some background, but that’s up to you.

All done?  Good.

Now here’s my question: who says that the so-called “power users” of Twitter are using it the right way?  For that matter, is there even a right way to use Twitter?  Here’s what Read Write Web says:

What if the people working at Twitter Inc. aren’t using the service the way many of its power users are, though? … This could be cause for concern among power users who depend on the service as it exists now, much less for those hoping it will be developed for even more powerful use cases.

What I want to know is who set the rules?  Who says that we all have to follow them (no pun intended)?   Who decided that reciprocity rules the day when it comes to followers?  And who decided that power users are the ones I should be seeking to emulate on Twitter?

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June 6th, 2009 at 12:57 pm

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