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Twitter as a way of creating new forms of communication

One of the reasons I’m interested in Social Media is because it’s using the Internet to bring people together. Humans are social animals, and the Social Media is constantly finding new ways to allow people to find each other and have interesting conversations.

I really like Twitter. Not just because it’s a great way to find new people, but because it also is extremely extensible. Sure, you can use it just like it’s intended. Since it has the ability to be a public broadcast system, you can use it to keep groups of people in touch with each other. Fred Wilson had been posting lyrics to Twitter every day. So he asked for someone to create a Twitterbot that would rebroadcast lyrics to everyone who followed the Twitter account LOTD.

Whitney stepped up and did exactly that. And thankfully he posted all the code he used. It’s actually pretty simple, even for someone who doesn’t know programming. So, partially because I’m more of a movie guy than a music guy, and partially because I just wanted to, I copied the code and created the Movie Line of the Day Twitter bot.

So it works exactly like the LOTD Twitter bot. Subscribe to MLOTD on Twitter to receive the notifications. Then post a movie line starting with @mlotd. If you have room at the end, say which movie the line is from.
Hopefully other people will find this interesting as well. But expanding on my original point I don’t really see Twitter so much as a product that can be sold It’s just a specific, easily accessible communications channel. It’s use is only limited by your creativity.
My next step is integrating my company’s technology with Twitter. I’ve already successfully posted to Twitter after receiving a voicemail, but I still need to tweak it a little bit. Should be done soon.

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