I received a few emails about my twit-out post and I figured while I don't won't post the address of the posters I would answer them publicly. If you want to comment on my blog, please use comments and not email. Thanks!
Subject: This is why!
Twitter is down right now. This is why we need to have a boycott. Get it now?
Subject: It's not hard why don't you get it
We're protesting to get twitter fix their *%^!.
Still, I don't get it, not really. If you think that a day of staying off of twitter is sending a message, go for it, but I think that Biz and Co are already passionate about getting this fixed and all a boycott is going to do is make you feel better. If you're really annoyed about it you should be considering leaving for another service not a one day boycott.
OK let's break this down:
- Believe me, for every comment I'm out, I gain 2. If nothing else the fact that folk's comments show up an friendfeed brings me traffic that I wasn't getting before.
- The comments that disqus users leave are, on average, of a higher quality then comments in general. I could feel that way because of the lack of spam.
- I tend to prefer comments with a lower exclamation point to period ratio.