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I am Joannes Vermorel, founder at Lokad. I am also an engineer from the Corps des Mines who initially graduated from the ENS.

I have been passionate about computer science, software matters and data mining for almost two decades. (RSS - ATOM)

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Sunday
Aug302009

Discovering Twitter

I have been hearing a lot about Twitter for a long time. I am still puzzled a bit by the concept, but apparently a significant percentage of the registrants at Lokad do have a Twitter account. So now, I can start wasting time on Twitter too while pretending it's company work :-)

More seriously, it appears that a couple of competitors, prospects, customers are actually discussing of sales forecasts out there, so it might be worth keeping on eye on that.

Thanks to Rinat, a twitter account for Lokad had been setup a while ago. Since this account is intended to be a company account, we need to handle several users here. Sharing passwords isn't such a great method, so I have decided to give a try to CoTweet.

I have also setup a personal twitter account, although, since I am already lagging behind with my various blogs (including the present one), it's not clear if I will be able to keep up with the frequency that appears to be expected by the Twitter community.

Reader Comments (2)

The expected frequency is in fact much easier to reach than for a blog, mostly because it's not that high: another popular use of twitter is to serve as a backchannel for events, allowing participants to exchange real-time questions and impressions on, say, a given talk if they all attend the same a conference (and yes, the practice is starting to take academic conferences by storm, after having subdued developer conferences pretty easily). Anyway, enjoy!

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