OK Seriously, this is getting out of hand.
I’ve been pretty clear on how I feel about Twitter, and despite using it, my assessment isn’t pretty. So let’s look at it from the opposite side:
Now open for “business”, or whatever they do there, is Woofer. It looks like Twitter, it acts like Twitter, and people are using the darned thing. But instead of forcing you to compress your thoughts, Woofer sends you away unless you have quite a bit on your mind: No entries of less than 1400 characters are accepted.
There’s a part of me that loves this. Now, speaking your mind and backing it up is encouraged! Woofer is a vehicle that proudly proclaims that soundbites are NOT a good way to communicate. I like VERY much that Woofer says “be literate”.
On the other hand, who has time? Forget how long it takes to write something Woofer-able; People don’t seem to want to read even the short messages that Twitter demands, so how can we get them to read long ones?
BY THE WAY: EVERYTHING WRITTEN BEFORE THIS LINE ADDS UP TO JUST 783 CHARACTERS.
Whichever side you come down on in the verbose vs. taciturn debate that Twitter vs. Woofer opens up, the one thing clear here is that change, as always, is what our business lives have become all about.
Will you change? Let me know . . .