Posted by mike demler on May 8, 2009
Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past year, you’ve probably heard about Twitter. It’s all the rage in the social media world, more than doubling the number of users month-to-month lately. Traffic is what it’s all about in the internet business, so there have been plenty of rumors that Apple will buy Twitter, or Google will buy Twitter… even though they haven’t figured out how to make money yet.
You may be thinking, “what do I need Twitter for”? Yes, there is a lot of useless drivel like what I’m having for lunch, but if you look at is as a good way to stay informed in real time – it can actually be very useful. The nice thing is that you get to choose who you want to follow.
I have found myself micro-blogging on Twitter much more, because I just don’t have the time to write full blogs as frequently. There is a growing group of EDA folks on Twitter that I follow, and I recommend you look into following them as well. Information on my Twitter feed is now in the left sidebar here at Analog Insights. You can follow me on Twitter through an RSS feed, or by creating your own Twitter account:
My Twitter RSS feed: http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/20415938.rss
My Twitter ID: http://twitter.com/MikeDemler
FYI, now that I am not employed in EDA, my primary blogging home is The World is Analog. If you want to keep abreast of my latest posts, wherever they are, I always put a “tweet” out so you can be immediately notified.