It is so sad how they can help other people make money without getting a share of it. Maybe they should go the wikipedia way and start asking users to donate some money for the company to keep running. There is nothing wrong about asking for some help, I guess.
KMT I'm horrified your students are using Twitter-speak in their essays. Fail them! ;) Do many of your students use Twitter, though? I'm still under the impression that young people are using Facebook more than Twitter.
As far as I know, Twitter doesn't get anything from these conferences. In fact, most of the time no one from Twitter even attends these conferences. They mainly consist of a bunch of people who use Twitter who think it worthwhile to spend a few days talking about it. As you rightly point out, JD, the ones I've been to have been largely unproductive. I've never learned anything really novel or been wowed by a presentation that will show what a difference Twitter can make for a business. Hardly anyone has anything like that to share, so people just stand around talking about Twitter's "potential."
Yeah, these Conferences might be the revenue stream everybody's been searching for, no??...
I mean, twitter had to have some piece of these pies, right??
Nicole, I know you did a follow-up piece on one of these "events" and it seemed it was more like a "Jonestown" drink our kool-aid love-in, rather than a presentation of viable business opportunites -- has that changed any with these recent showings?...
People aren't paying $995 to get tips on using Twitter, they're paying $995 to attend a conference with other people who have in interest in Twitter, and can afford to pay $995 to attend a conference about Twitter.
It's very rare that there's a significant difference between a $25 steak, and a $50 steak, except for who's eating it.
Many good points Nicole in this Vblog. i agree that Twitter may be a cause for the demise of humanity and the fact that there are folks paying $995 for a ticket to a Twitter conference is beyond me. Anyway, what scares me the most about the Twitter effect is that my students (I teach college part time) consider Tweeting a way of writing and it shows in their essays...abbreviated phrases, using "u" and "ur"--it's enough to make any writer shudder. What can be done about it though? I think, like anything else, we'll have to ride out the hype and then see where Twitter surfaces (if they have enough money to even make it to the next level).
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