Holy crapola but the number of Irish folks joining Twitter is really taking off. I have a piece in the Tribune this weekend talking about it too. Anyways, hello to some of the New Twits on the block:
Award winning Gavin Mullan
Mr. Dogg.ie – Brian White
Paul M. Watson
EDIT, and more again:
it sure is alot of fun.
Without wanting to sound like a real old codger who doesn’t know his arse from his elbow, what is this new star-fangled thing called Twitter?
Twitter is damn addictive! I fear that as the communities grow that it will become too fast and furious. BTW Damien, I added you recently but you never accepted. 🙁 Did my twit stink? 🙂
I have to accept? I did not realise that. I thought it was an automated thing.
I think you’re right about the automatic thing, it was just that my friends and followers count didn’t add up and I noticed that you were the missing follower. Wasn’t sure if you could receive my tweets then or not but I guess it’s ok. Cheers for the contact back anyhow – lazy Sunday’s are great for community building, if I didn’t have exam papers to write. 🙁
my 10cent on this, you get back more than what you put in, you get to a degree free group txt. its neither blogging nor social networking its what Conn Ã“ MuÃneachÃ¡in would call “micro: thinking out loud”
it really does cut out a new peer group, and 140 char limit might be fueling its attraction, I was think it was great then I fused it with GTalk IM and now im buzzin………
Coming to this conversation a bit late, but did anyone check out http://www.swarm-it.com, a NI based outfit (I know Ken at Swarm-it fairly well). IT has Twitter type functionality, but with some twists. What might be interesting is to see if the Geographic location of Twitter as a start up has given it critical advantages. This is important for anyone looking to launch a “social application” or “retail product”.
Paul I think that’s a great point/question. Haven’t twitter type services been around for ages now and yet never really exploded in popularity like this? Why is it that we had a long lead time in Europe in terms of SMS understanding/usage and yet it’s a Valley company that finally nails a fusion of SMS with web/IM? Is it all Scoble’s ‘fault’? How much of it is luck and how much of it is down to the exact ingredients to the twitter recipe?
James, there might be a concept here of “innovation clusters”, where complementary resources are available to be mixed and mashed to create new opportunities. In this instance, one of the key capabilities was “marketing fashion based products to teens”. Perhaps we should ask why London wasn’t the starting ground here?
Key to exploiting retail based offerings is having experienced, second generation entrepreneurs step up for the next play, maybe as CEO, maybe as Chairperson. They introduce, guide, and help you get the funding and relationships in place quickly. They help you spend the right money, to get on the right radar…
Irish people are great at knowing each other, yet we seem to be pretty poor in collaborating with each other to take on global markets. Perhaps there is just the fact that so much innovation takes place on the ground in the US, that some of it “just sticks”. For every Twitter, there were 9 others, but Twitter bumped two waves and was then on everyone’s radar
Actually set it up a while ago and never got around to using it much.
I’m at twitter.com/neildorgan