I have been using Twitter to tap into some fantastic back-channel conversations for the last few months, yet despite my raving about how much fun and insight I am divining from the folks I am following on Twitter, all of the people I work with see neither the value of it’s utility nor the just plain fun Twitter can be. FastCompany.tv has a great interview about the origins of Twitter with the guys that turn the wheels behind the service’s curtain. Interesting background on the service as well as some insight from them regarding where they see the value and usability of Twitter.
I recently plopped my name down on CogDog’s wiki charting the Twitter Lifecycle which got me thinking about the question marks that are on the plateau and if I indeed have made it to this ridge or have been slipping and sliding along the incline for the past year. One thing is for sure, I raced up the incline quickly back in March ’07 to tumble back to read-only use upon returning to the wilds of Northern BC. My new digs at UNBC and activation of my unlocked smartphone on the Rogers newtork have done wonders for my tweeting in the last 4 months. At this point, I am feeling like the addition of TwitBin has brought me to the lofty heights of the Mount Tweet. One thing about the Twitter ascent – it’s anything but lonely at the top.