Based upon the banning of Stacy McCain, I wouldn’t touch Twitter with a ten foot mouse. I’ve heard it can be an effective way to promote a blog, but to me it seems like another platform to maintain, and I don’t have the time.
You know who apparently does have the time? Bill Schmalfeldt. From last night:
Bill of course is suing two people by name, and others by nickname. He hopes to collect the information on every person who has written something offensive about him. Then he’ll sue them. Big job.
What I’ve noticed is that on some Twitter accounts, other people respond. There’s a chance to click “view conversation” and you can see a lively debate or friendly conversation. I’d hate to have an account where nobody else commented. Almost like Bill’s all alone in this. 7 billion people in this world, and the only ones interested in his tweets are the 9 or so people who he can’t actually communicate with because of court orders, plus their friends.
The other odd thing is that Bill actually tells his strategy and motivation behind the lawsuit almost every day. He’s once again telegraphing that what he wants more than ever is the identity of Paul Krendler.
In a game of checkers or chess, the Tweets would advertise every ounce of strategy. Since lawsuits are more than a game, and the strategy should be more complex, it just seems foolish to give so much away.