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I really can’t say I left Twitter for 24 hours because all we discussed was Twitter the entire time. It was a great experience and the atmosphere was completely positive contrary to what many thought it would be.
So, was it successful? I think so.
My goal from all this was to spark discussion and raise awareness about the Twitter situation. We did that and then some. What started as an experiment among four people has hit major outlets in a short amount of time (less than a week!).
Something very important: It was always about the high-road. We talked about many topics during the Twit-Out. Most of them involved improving Twitter, ways of submitting feedback to Twitter, things we love about Twitter and finally, Twitter alternatives and competition. In no way was anyone out to sabotage or take down Twitter. As a matter of fact, everyone who organized the Twit-Out was ecstatic when Twitter admitted they don’t know what the problem is. Communication!!
I’m not going to go on and on about it since I expect many more conversations to follow the event. I’ve summarized many of the conversations that occurred on FriendFeed, while Shey has given a great summary as well as ways to find out what happened. If nothing else, skim over the conversations, and tell us what you think. Do you agree or disagree?
I’d also like to point out that this was a great example of how to utilize FriendFeed to promote discussion. No, this wasn’t a ploy to get everyone to switch to FriendFeed, but it definitely was meant to show the power of discussion on the site. Even though I ran into some technical difficulties during the Twit-Out, FriendFeed was a great place to discuss the Twitter situation.
We don’t want Twitter to fail and we were willing to stop using it for an entire day to talk about what could possibly be done to help. I think today’s admittance of the problem is a giant first step in the right direction.
Post written by Bwana