Follow Oracle Mix on Twitter
By tbonnema on Jan 16, 2009
For those of you living on the cutting edge of the social web, you can follow Oracle Mix on Twitter: http://twitter.com/oraclemix
What is Twitter? Here's how they describe it in their own words:
Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?
According to Wikipedia:
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users' updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.
Updates are displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends (delivery to everyone being the default). Users can receive updates via the Twitter website, SMS, RSS, or email, or through applications ... Twitter had by one measure over 3 million accounts and, by another, well over 5 million visitors in September 2008, a fivefold increase in a month.
Why do we find Twitter useful?
Well, there's a growing number of people on it, many of whom are thought leaders in their respective fields (and often quite web-savvy). Twitter allows us to plug into a kind of ambient conversation with our community. We listen to what people are saying about us (good and bad) and can chime in or provide support whenever necessary. We can also keep people in the loop about what we're up to in a light and fairly unobtrusive manner.
If you haven't played with Twitter yet but want to give it a spin, see our wiki for a list of over 100 Oracle Tweeters to help get you started.