Twitter Echo = Bad Idea

My latest soap box (no pun intended) is to remind people that you really have to fail a lot if you hope to have one or perhaps a few successes.

I get ideas constantly and being a relentless optimist, I often think that they are excellent. Well, that just isn’t the case.

I am a big fan of twitter because of its simplicity and its potential and this morning I thought, “gee, wouldn’t it be cool to start an echo within twitter” where people were repeating a message. It would be like some unseen wave. I decided to give it a try with an announcement about an event at SXSW being hosted by 30 Boxes, Rocketboom, and Satisfaction.

The experment was greeted with mostly indifference and some mild irritation (akin to being shouted down by your own mob).

It might have been the wrong message for an echo but it may just be the wrong medium especially for those folks who primarily use it on mobile devices.

Lesson learned!

[tags]30boxes, twitter, rocketboom, satisfaction, sxsw[/tags]


  1. Now I feel bad for shouting.
    It was diferently worth a try just it just wasn’t the best use of twitter.

    Keep trying the ideas! 🙂

  2. LOL when I see the word “twitter” I always think of the Bambi and Thumper!

    Trying is how we succeed 😉

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