Posted by Becky Carroll on May 23, 2008
Well, I am finally Twittering actively! Thank you to Doug Meacham, Toby Bloomberg, and Mack Collier for the gentle encouragement. You can follow me via this link. It is really cool so far (except for those pesky outages), and I am finding a whole new conversation taking place there.
For those of you not familiar with Twitter, it is kind of a cross between a blog and instant messaging. Your posts are called Tweets, and they have to be less than 140 characters. Those people who subscribe to your Twitter stream are your “followers”, and you can “follow” others. You can then see the conversations taking place between them. Give it a try!
Free Groundswell Book!
Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff are graciously giving away copies of their new book, Groundswell, to the first 100 bloggers who respond to their post. There are still a few left, and I highly recommend the book. Here is my book review on Groundswell. Go read it and and do your own book review on your blog!
“Hey, I just returned from a week in Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. In Singapore I heard that when a mobile phone company down in that region removed the upper limit on what their call center reps were allowed to spend to satisfy a customer, it actually reduced the average amount each rep spent!
I worked at PRG with Don and his co-founder Martha for 5 years, and they are both great speakers and wonderful people. Look for more good stuff to come.
(Photo credit: yanc)