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Slow Twitter: Users Who Take Their Time Tweeting

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2010 SXSWi Panel with Nick Douglas, Darrin Robertson, Alana Reynolds, Adam Lisagor, Abby Finkelman

Event Description:Slow Twitter is like Slow Food, but much sillier. The people who use the most impulse-driven site for the most thought-out one-liners have created a new art form with its own poetic language, economy of space, and a million ways to … see full wiki

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Twitter as a Creative Platform

  • Mar 15, 2010

The session was by and about Twitterers who use the 140 character format in thoughtful, creative ways. In an interesting twist of the technology, a community has grown around these more creative (funny, artistic, thoughtful) people thanks to the use of the Favorite (star) feature in twitter.

They talked a bit about the various services that have helped nurture that community, especially the late, great Favrd.

Interesting note- a lot of these users also have a presence on Tumblr, which has a thriving creative community.


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March 16, 2010
I don't think that slowly crafted, premeditated tweets are necessarily the best. Once acclimated to the Twitter environment, it becomes possible to peg some tweets or their posters as being manipulative. This is because the tweet can sound "too manufactured". The spontaneity of tweeting can provoke the most creative talents whereas pre-planned tweets can come off as deadpan or simply unauthentic. Yes, the slow-stew approach can be as effective in tweeting as it necessarily is in professional writing but to hone Twitter into a guild arena for testing bits for wider ambitions could transform Twitter from a free-wheeling fun house into a sterile, occasional forced laugh. Slow tweet but mix it with fast, rapid fire, off-the-cuff tweets. This is the true beauty of social media. (written in 1 minute; spell-checked)
March 15, 2010
I would say that twitter can be a great creative outlet.  I actually created a themed list of some of my favorites with Lunch's twitter list feature -- Most Awesome Fake Twitter Accounts to Follow.  Check it out for the lulz ;)
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