Kyle Reed // @kylereed

If you haven’t heard about twitter, I really don’t know what you have been doing with your spare time. I know that most of you have, but if you haven’t the best way to describe it is giving updates to your daily life via text message/web based to a bunch of people that follow you online. It is best used on an iPhone or through text messaging.

Know if you have heard of it and are a hater and think that you are too cool for this, your not. This is a great tool to keep up with friends from afar or close, and people you don’t know but wished you knew. To me I was one of the early adapters to twitter thanks to my tweets at the Crossing in Las Vegas. They were way ahead of the curve and alerted me to this new trend, specifically @benparker aka @rileyrichter. So I have had twitter for a little while now. But it seems that more people are catching on and twitter is starting to become the next big thing.

So with that said, this post is not about getting twitter, it is about getting de-twitterized. Yes it is a phenomonon that I have recently experienced. One of the great features on twitter is that you can follow people on your cell phone by getting device updates (getting text messages about what they just twittered in) when they twitter. I love this part because it makes me look popular by getting a lot of text messages and I get to see what cool things people are doing. But what has taken place most recently has stung, it has brought the joy out of getting these updates. I have been de-twitterized. What does that mean? Let me explain…It is a word that I made up that brings the idea of having someone turn off their device update on you. This happened to me last week when Josh Long (@calumusink) decided that he was too good for device updates and left me off the list. The reason I know this is because I wrote him with a message and he never responded. Now I don’t write this with guilt, and I really don’t want him to feel like he needs to turn that device follow back on. I write this because I want to make you aware of what could be going on in the world right now, being de-twitterized can be a very surreal and painful thing. Almost as bad as when you send someone a direct message and you get a text back from twitter telling me that they are not following you. So next time you write @soandso or d soandso (direct message) and don’t get a response you could have been de-twitterized.

What is your favorite thing about Twitter? Who is your favorite twitterer?

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Kyle Reed

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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville
  • Joshua Long

    Ahahaha. At least I still read your blog! I’m so tired of twitter running my life. It runs down my phone battery and makes me ignore important text messages because I assume it is just another twitter about so-and-so deciding which brand of peas to buy. Don’t be hurt. I still love you, Kyle.

  • Tyler

    I’m trying it out, but not fully committed yet. I want to know why you reference people in the way that you are: @johndoe

  • Ben

    Ha ha – there is a website dedicated to telling you who quits following you and they try to tie it to your most recent tweets. I forget the url. It’s funny though. Don’t feel hurt, I’m not sure I ever made the cut in the first place.