Spolsky on Twitter and Real Conversation

2009-08-05 20:00:00 -0400

Joel Spolsky on the Stack Overflow podcast last week:

The trouble with Twitter though … as soon as the conversation threatens to become actually real, the 140 k limit [sic] and the fact you don’t want to just sit there and tweet all day actually forces you to stop. Then you’re not having any kind of real conversation.

It’s time to escalate.

One of the greatest bits of inspiration for me coming out of the #futureruby conference was this notion of just replacing things. You don’t like it? Change it. Build a new thing. Launch a thousand ships against the ebays and amazons and apples of the world. That clever Panic fellow has the right idea.

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