The Facebookification of Twitter [Whatever you're doing Twitter, STOP]

by Mike Rastiello
I love Twitter. I first signed up in June of 2007 and never looked away. I was instantly hooked, and I'm very vocal about my love for Twitter, as well as helping new users learn how to use the service. Things on Twitter moved a bit slower back then. It was easy to follow a couple hundred people and still read your entire feed easily.Read the full article

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