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The Ferret is now Twitter plated – we succumb to hype in the name of research and goodwill

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After watching in astonishment the unprecedented amount of hype accorded to Twitter – gee guys it’s just a fancy form of broadcast SMS ain’t it? – we’ve succumbed and signed up for a Red Ferret service. Here’s the link to subscribe to our Tweets (yuck!) so knock yourself out (there’s also a permanent link on the top right sidebar). Sometimes it’s hard to be a muppet y’know. Sigh!

7 Comments

  • Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

    Fight it Nige, fight it!!!

  • Man I tried to Dan, God knows I tried. They were too tough for me to beat. They just kept coming, it was a wave…a wave I tell you. Sob!

  • I wish you guys had fought it, I really do. We just had a raging debate over the service on our blog last week, I think my side (anti-twitter) is winning so far.

  • To be honest the battle’s not nearly over yet, Andy. :-) So far I’m super un-impressed. I reckon this is nothing more than a Silicon Valley flash in the pan… but for the sake of good research we’ll keep tracking it.

  • you might enjoy the analysis of twitter over on our site then. here.

  • You mean here. :-)

    “…the staggering burden of information overload..” that you mention really sums it up for me Andy, and is a perfect phrase to encapsulate the problem with Twitter, and all these other attempts at faux communication.

    …So there ya go- basically I hate “web 2.0″ aps that discourage real communication by making lazy, dispassionate, unnecessary communication easier and more appealing. Perfect again.

  • Yeah- not sure how that url got so garbled! I figured, based on your usual posts and the tone of this one, that you’d fall on my side of this fence; glad to see I was right :) Let me know how twitter treats ya.

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