Comments on: Twitter losing its cool http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/niallcook/2009/02/03/twitter-losing-its-cool/ Combining marketing and technology to develop new markets and grow existing ones Sun, 27 Mar 2011 11:35:19 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 hourly 1 By: I Don’t Care When You Joined Twitter | davefleet.com http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/niallcook/2009/02/03/twitter-losing-its-cool/comment-page-1/#comment-1684 I Don’t Care When You Joined Twitter | davefleet.com Mon, 04 May 2009 12:01:36 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/niallcook/2009/02/03/twitter-losing-its-cool/#comment-1684 [...] the new people using the tool they’ve been advocating for for months. Post titles like “Twitter Losing Its Cool” and “Twitter Has Jumped The Shark” became [...] [...] the new people using the tool they’ve been advocating for for months. Post titles like “Twitter Losing Its Cool” and “Twitter Has Jumped The Shark” became [...]

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By: ftmf.info » Blog Archive » Twitter’s demise has started… apparently http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/niallcook/2009/02/03/twitter-losing-its-cool/comment-page-1/#comment-1020 ftmf.info » Blog Archive » Twitter’s demise has started… apparently Mon, 09 Mar 2009 17:59:44 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/niallcook/2009/02/03/twitter-losing-its-cool/#comment-1020 [...] Check out a great piece on why Twitter is so over… [...] [...] Check out a great piece on why Twitter is so over… [...]

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By: Niall Cook http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/niallcook/2009/02/03/twitter-losing-its-cool/comment-page-1/#comment-793 Niall Cook Fri, 06 Feb 2009 09:48:55 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/niallcook/2009/02/03/twitter-losing-its-cool/#comment-793 Of course they should. But if they are going to show their public faces, then they should at least engage with people. Of course they should. But if they are going to show their public faces, then they should at least engage with people.

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By: Xian http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/niallcook/2009/02/03/twitter-losing-its-cool/comment-page-1/#comment-791 Xian Thu, 05 Feb 2009 20:41:03 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/niallcook/2009/02/03/twitter-losing-its-cool/#comment-791 As Dan Akroyd often said, "Jane, you ignorant slut!" ;) Since when has celebrity action (or inaction) had any real effect on the inherent "coolness" of utility? Sure, the T-Mobile sidekick was cool because Paris Hilton (and other celebutards) used it, but Twitter? I don't care which celebs are on it (publicly), nor do I care what they post or who they follow, especially when calculated as a reciprocity index. Twitter is cool because because Metcalfe's Law reproves itself every day. Twitter is cool because you can participate in the daily musings and thoughts of your friends and cohorts without having to leave your desk. It's more productive than getting locked in a conversation at the water cooler with the one co-worker whose inane stories have no end or point. Twitter is cool because Twitter is cool, regardless of the TRI. As one who lives in LA with several celebrity friends, I think you fail to recognize that many have public and private faces. Public figures can have a difficult time balancing the demands fromhttp://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/niallcook/2009/02/03/twitter-losing-its-cool/ the public. Twitter "follows" are no different. I imagine several -- if not many -- of the celebs you castigate have private twitter and facebook pages that are restricted to their friends. Shouldn't they enjoy the same privileges as the rest of us? Communication with a defined, known group of people instead of the random hordes? As Dan Akroyd often said, “Jane, you ignorant slut!” ;)

Since when has celebrity action (or inaction) had any real effect on the inherent “coolness” of utility? Sure, the T-Mobile sidekick was cool because Paris Hilton (and other celebutards) used it, but Twitter? I don’t care which celebs are on it (publicly), nor do I care what they post or who they follow, especially when calculated as a reciprocity index.

Twitter is cool because because Metcalfe’s Law reproves itself every day. Twitter is cool because you can participate in the daily musings and thoughts of your friends and cohorts without having to leave your desk. It’s more productive than getting locked in a conversation at the water cooler with the one co-worker whose inane stories have no end or point. Twitter is cool because Twitter is cool, regardless of the TRI.

As one who lives in LA with several celebrity friends, I think you fail to recognize that many have public and private faces. Public figures can have a difficult time balancing the demands fromhttp://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/niallcook/2009/02/03/twitter-losing-its-cool/ the public. Twitter “follows” are no different. I imagine several — if not many — of the celebs you castigate have private twitter and facebook pages that are restricted to their friends. Shouldn’t they enjoy the same privileges as the rest of us? Communication with a defined, known group of people instead of the random hordes?

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By: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy » Blog Archive » Famous Twits: 50 Celebrities on Twitter http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/niallcook/2009/02/03/twitter-losing-its-cool/comment-page-1/#comment-788 Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy » Blog Archive » Famous Twits: 50 Celebrities on Twitter Wed, 04 Feb 2009 13:04:39 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/niallcook/2009/02/03/twitter-losing-its-cool/#comment-788 [...] Who else? Any soap stars, minor B grade stars, Cafe Tropicana hangers on?   Kevin Rudd is not on my list in the same way that Obama is not on The Times list - it has to be really them, not an aide. So none of those faux Agency run Twitter accounts for musicians/bands either. Agreed?  I noticed that Drew Barrymore only twittered a few times, and even though Ev helped her, she stopped. Niall Cook at Hill and Knowlton has a good take on the “celebrity broadcasting following but not following back/no engagement” thing. He calls it Twitter losing it’s cool. [...] [...] Who else? Any soap stars, minor B grade stars, Cafe Tropicana hangers on?   Kevin Rudd is not on my list in the same way that Obama is not on The Times list – it has to be really them, not an aide. So none of those faux Agency run Twitter accounts for musicians/bands either. Agreed?  I noticed that Drew Barrymore only twittered a few times, and even though Ev helped her, she stopped. Niall Cook at Hill and Knowlton has a good take on the “celebrity broadcasting following but not following back/no engagement” thing. He calls it Twitter losing it’s cool. [...]

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By: Al Shaw http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/niallcook/2009/02/03/twitter-losing-its-cool/comment-page-1/#comment-784 Al Shaw Tue, 03 Feb 2009 21:11:18 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/niallcook/2009/02/03/twitter-losing-its-cool/#comment-784 Fair point, however - I've been lobbying colleagues and friends to get onto Twitter for an age, usually being met with a 'Twit-what??'. Now it's getting a bit of publicity and they're suddenly curious. The key bit is the quality of the follows. I only recommend comms people to colleagues and ones that are, say, music-related, to friends. They're closer to signing up than ever now, thanks to Wossy, Fry and - on Sunday morning - Richard P Bacon! Fair point, however – I’ve been lobbying colleagues and friends to get onto Twitter for an age, usually being met with a ‘Twit-what??’. Now it’s getting a bit of publicity and they’re suddenly curious. The key bit is the quality of the follows. I only recommend comms people to colleagues and ones that are, say, music-related, to friends. They’re closer to signing up than ever now, thanks to Wossy, Fry and – on Sunday morning – Richard P Bacon!

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By: Gail Nelson http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/niallcook/2009/02/03/twitter-losing-its-cool/comment-page-1/#comment-783 Gail Nelson Tue, 03 Feb 2009 14:46:46 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/niallcook/2009/02/03/twitter-losing-its-cool/#comment-783 Saw your post on Twitter, and I couldn't agree more. A community thrives on shared values. Not only does this lack of reciprocity make Twitter less cool, but eats at its social norms in a very visible way. I will continue to use Twitter, but not to follow celebrities. (I've already stopped following the Mad Men characters, although I must admit, they are still kinda cool.) Saw your post on Twitter, and I couldn’t agree more. A community thrives on shared values. Not only does this lack of reciprocity make Twitter less cool, but eats at its social norms in a very visible way. I will continue to use Twitter, but not to follow celebrities. (I’ve already stopped following the Mad Men characters, although I must admit, they are still kinda cool.)

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