Hard to believe it, I have had a Twitter account since mid 2008.
For a long time it was just something I looked at from time to time, not understanding how anyone could cross-converse in such a hectic and vibrant community. It looked (and sometimes still does) like a bazillion monkeys chattering over the top of each other, all clambering for the highest point to ensure their voice is heard.
Yet it turns out to be the best way to ask questions that a MASSIVE amount of people can respond to and (mostly) give a good response. Here is one great example:
I asked on Twitter earlier this evening…
Looking at getting a decent mini DSLR (compact yet sensible). Canon G?? ? Samsung Galaxy S camera? Suggestions…
— Stephen Mitchell (@eztephen) April 30, 2014
With only one response, I chose to follow the link.
Considering many of my friends are complete arseholes, that was a big risk. Wait, wait, what I mean is they are Australian’s who like to use any opportunity to make fun of each other, which all of us, including the recipient, laugh till it is someone else’s turn. So when an Australian calls you an arsehole or a bastard, more often he is saying either “Aha, you got me!” or “Damn, you take the best holidays!”
— Ric Hayman (@aqualung) April 30, 2014
Turns out this is a great sugggestion for a second camera. So I tried to follow with a less than 140 character reply. Considering all of the amazing features, I had to find just one or two that warranted a twitter response. So, Ric, @aqualung, this is what I have to say about the Fuji X-T1:
@eztephen Thanks aqualung! The Fujifilm X-T1 appears to be an awesome camera. With built-in Wi-Fi and a dedicated button to send imgs to your phone, it’s a winner. But at approx $1500, out of my range.
Read the full review of the Fujifilm XT1. I got what I wanted from Twitter. Which really is amazing.