Why We Love Twitter

A few months ago I asked my Twitter followers why they loved Twitter. This video is a compilation of their responses.


  • November 3, 2008

    This is fantastic! There are sooo many reasons why I love Twitter, and you captured them with video! Brilliant!

  • November 3, 2008

    Hi Darren

    Great idea using a customer testimonial video to talk about Twitter but it is also interesting that the video runs for over six minutes.

    Some feedback for what it is worth.

    Most people unfortunately won’t watch through the whole clip (I stopped at just over a 90 seconds) – having got the key messages (love the stuff about like being a pub).

    As we know with Twitter people want their information in short, sharp, easily digestible chunks – their attention span is decreasing – the ability to quickly click to relevant links.

    Like a good blog, an effective video needs to take the reader/ viewer on a journey – with a call to action or emotional close.

    So what are the key messages? Could the key points be delivered in 30 seconds.

    Maxy – Twitter advocate.

  • November 3, 2008

    thanks Angela – it Twas fun to make :-)

  • November 3, 2008

    Great idea! Everyone is using screenshots of Twitter answers to their Twitter questions to write a post, but the video looks great!

    I love Twitter because it gives me a chance to meet people that I otherwise wouldn’t be able to, and form and keep connections with people all across the country.

    Plus, it’s become its own community, and if you give to the community, it gives back tenfold.

  • November 3, 2008

    Twitter rocks! Everyone should have it especially if you have a blog. Great way to meet new people and at the same time, exposure to your blog.

  • November 3, 2008

    Hi Darren,

    I just started using Twitter today and am still learning the ins and outs. Seeing the responses in the video is interesting and helps me see why Twitter has became so popular. I think I already have about a dozen updates on this first active day. My favorite aspect so far is the quality of information and articles I’m finding. Even though the postings are brief, I’ve found many to be informative with some great links posted.

  • November 3, 2008

    The common threads in the video were interesting: the “water cooler” and social aspect for the “anywhere” workforce and the opening of horizons in meeting new people. Twitter has always seemed more of a never-ending party to me than a water cooler, but maybe that’s just because I’m often up late at night when I use it. :)

  • November 3, 2008

    Having just started a blog targeted at all of my clients and peers who either haven’t taken the social media plunge, or still don’t understand why they should, this blog is a top 3 resource on my list of recommendations. Hope I adequately credited and linked to you in my most recent post that drives traffic to your post, which is, of course, outstanding.
    Thanks for this blog and for showing an outsider how to find his or her way IN.

  • November 3, 2008

    the water cooler comments resonated with me actually – I guess working at home alone I miss that social interaction that I’ve had previously in other environments.

  • November 4, 2008

    Hi Twitter is really great. I signed up for twitter long ago, but havent looked into it much. But when i came back to it before few days, i have started enjoying it more n more per day. Its a great portal to know others and to talk anything which comes in your mind

  • November 4, 2008

    This makes me feel like i’m a couple of years behind! LOL
    I will have to start using it, and i’m sire your blog will help me a lot.

    Thanks a lot and congrats on your work.

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