“The Twitter Agency” Spontaneously Appears

October 2, 2008

Showing the power of hyper-connected people, a brand new social networking / media ad agency has spontaneously appeared in Australia this afternoon.

Calling itself “The Twitter Agency”, inside of two hours from the first idle mention of the idea on Twitter the blog was created. Fully twenty two people stepped forward to participate in helping businesses not suck on Twitter.

The Twitter Agency

Tagline for the agency? “How not to suck on Twitter”? “Making $30 million from 1 million Twitterers”?

How did this happen? Why did this happen?

The how is simple. Take a group of hyperconnected people, hand them the tools to publish and stand back. See Wikipedia for an example of that.

Why? A better question. Perhaps the main motivator was the entry of Australia’s largest telco, Telstra, to Twitter. With messages like this :

11:47am September 25, 2008 BigPond® would like 2 chat about the concerns U have. Click http://tinyurl.com/5ufhvf & a BigPond consultant will email U back.

There was immediate pushback from the community lambasting the automaton like style and appearance of the registered trademark symbol. Fortunately the BigPond support team have been listening and have already humanised their style.

So – here we are. Ready to help your business learn to communicate humanely with the people you do business with. For we are people. We are here. We can help.


Today’s Tweets

October 2, 2008
  • 11:14 @andrewbarnett sux to be us, huh? Hell$tra do seem to have the coverage game down pat. Which is why we should all share some of our wifi. #
  • 12:41 RT [how do I get a turret??] @angusscown planning a turret refurb so it can once again be my home office. #
  • 13:11 RT [do your bit … eat a Roo] @Costus Eat Kangas not cows?! is.gd/3meg #
  • 13:25 Great to hear @artywah @angusscown @Froosh @aeoth all eat the Roo too. Makes sense – they’ve evolved to be very efficient in our climate. #
  • 13:32 @Froosh Wow, melbournecityromp.com looks way cool. Pity we won’t be there or we’d have joined you 🙂 #
  • 13:44 @aeoth I think we can make a case for both ;-> #
  • 14:13 Compare www.ozforex.com.au/ to forexgroup.com.au/ for a small biz importer. Which would you choose? #
  • 14:27 @andrewbarnett @jjprojects Rather than knowing where it all goes, I’ve automated a known savings amount that happens first. Spend the rest.. #
  • 14:29 Reading up on Wired’s experiences of running OS X on NetBooks. Could be an option … bit.ly/1ggiYL #
  • 15:27 @CathyE How about www.dialanangel.com/gift-vouchers ?? #
  • 15:36 @Warlach you #
  • 15:36 @Warlach you’re just too weird for us, that’s all. #
  • 15:59 @netwurker tried it. love it. totally works. Though we use our own 20 litre bins from hardware store. @aDB Recommends bokashi system 🙂 #
  • 16:03 @Warlach Alright – more like everyone’s got their work brains on and weren’t up for your level of out of the box thinking. #
  • 16:31 @neerav I thought it was a great first show – especially given the pressure to live up to the original. The haters were too hyped up I guess #
  • 18:04 RT @davewiner Amazon EC2 for Windows –> big news for me. bit.ly/3rhWMu #
  • 23:20 @NathanaelB tinyurl.com/23yq6k ? Or if you want to be more manual, perhaps bit.ly/1wPqIF ? #

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