Thursday, August 28, 2008

Throw the baby out with the bathwater award, or (twitter -= SMS) == pointless


Twitter has stopped sending SMS to UK numbers.

Sadly that was Twitter's USP as far as I was concerned.

I suppose using some API client or IM would work when I'm at the PC, but I got most fun & use out of twitter when I was unleashed on the real world. I used to like getting people's updates when I was mooching about the house, in the pub, or travelling.

I can still send updates by SMS, but why bother if I have to wind up the laptop to see the replies.

So Twitter gets an award, for shoot-yourself-in-the-foot-ism, sorry guys but as far as I can see you just threw the baby out with the bathwater.


Comments:

the_angry_angel said...

You might be interested in a service James Burgess started a few days after twitter stopped sms'ing :)

http://jamesburgess.co.uk/blog/2008/08/18/twitmobile/

the_angry_angel said...

Hmm, ok I hadn't realised they store your twitter details =(

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