Some people are saying Twitter is nonsense. Fair enough.
But I think the app can have some real utility, above and beyond ambient intimacy. So I am looking for 1000 followers to the RedMonkRSVP twitter id. The idea is that we will be able to run instant polls according to our, and your, research ideas. Sort of a lightweight yougov poll. Twitter was never intended for this but I would like to try it and I need your help. Please get people to sign up and lets start twittering the wisdom of the crowds. I don’t have an infrastructure in place to aggregate and query results, but when did that ever stop anyone from achieving cool things? I am hoping that the folks from Adobe will grab the jump ball and build a Flex app to record results from inbound replies (Ted, Duane?)
We can use simple tags on the questions which can be stripped out and used to identify the Q&A. Meanwhile the user name will identify the voter. Maybe I am crazy or maybe its a great idea. What I do need is help from my fellow twitterers, to get more folks to sign up. If it works out we can then segment according to particular areas of interest but for now I just want to see if I can build an archiecture of participation. Wouldnt it be cool to be able to poll 1000 people to support an argument on your/our/my blog? I think so. So please head on over to RedMonkRSVP and become a follower. I promise not to overload the group with too many questions, but Twitters are easy to ignore anyway.
The first question- is this a good idea yes or no?. Go here to vote and please tell your friends. Just a twitter that says Poll1 and yes or no. That means you tooDevil Boy.