Sunday, December 6, 2009

Favrd closes but Twitter wiseguys live on

I was so amused this morning at people on Twitter crying about @textism closing down Favrd.

So I created a way to keep up with all the most funny .. or most Favrd Tweets on Twitter: @zeldman, @phyllisstein, @CcSteff, @badbannana and the gang are still working it.

=>=>=> And you can find them at @Textism Is Following.

That's just me being a little silly, but why not follow the people who Dean Allen, creator of Favrd, follows? It's as good a way as any to keep track of some of the funnier people on Twitter.

What I really liked this morning about this Social Media social phenomenon is that in closing down the Favrd page, Dean Allen urged us all to do what most of us came to Twitter (and Facebook and Posterous and Tumblr and.. ) to do. And that is to interact. To engage.

Here are his words:

Alas, stars on Twitter have become mere take-out menus hung on the doors of other restaurants.

There are still lots of clever and funny things to read every day, but finding these is no longer a challenge – you already follow your sources. Sites like this one now serve mainly as fuel for emotional up-fuckedness in the guise of a game.

Just an idea: next time you see something you like, write the person who made it a note telling them so. Even better, explain why.

Take care!

– dca

Thanks for the reminder, Dean. Au revoir.

John Gruber said it well on Daring Fireball.

... oh, if you're still with me: And this is one reason I love Social Media. The story of Favrd led me to this Vancouver Sun story of the romance of Dean Allen and Gail Armstrong, a true Internet love story.

Robin, Tempe

1 comment:

Lavender Luz said...

Thanks for that Favrd list.

And the reminder that it's not always about the shortcuts -- it's about the relating, in which the rewards come from the long cuts.

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