Selection of My Twitter Favorites, Edition 15

Twitter is a microblogging service where people answer the question "What are you doing?" via 140-character messages from their cellphone, laptop or desktop. You can select the messages you find useful, amusing, or both. Here is the 15th edition of My Twitter Favorites (the oldest post is at the bottom, the newest at the top):

Joshua Schwimmer
KidneyNotes Little two minute hourglasses with colored sand -- shockingly helpful.
Joshua Schwimmer
KidneyNotes Still here: writing, and consuming a lot of Nespresso capsules.
First Aid Team
firstaidteam Hello and welcome to the first ever attempt at USMLE Step 1 board prep through Twitter.
Paul Kedrosky
pkedrosky All day I've been desperate to get home and plant carrots. Something trips in my brain to agriculture In response to feeling over-scheduled
Chris Seper
chrisseper Icon_red_lock Son just turned to me and said: "I'm the decider."
Dave Winer
davewiner Watched the first weekly address from Obama. There are two Obamas, one that drones and that other that's fired up and ready to go.
wheezemd @AllergyNotes Great work at the ACAAI meeting. Definitely enjoyed your commentary on Twitter.
Paul Stamatiou
Stammy It's @garyvee's birthday and all he wants is 97 more followers to hit 20,000. help him out!!
DrGourmet Obviously a bit slow in clinic but when it rains in New Orleans people don't go out.
John Battelle
johnbattelle Just did change of address on Smart site, easy to use, good marketing integrations. Did I just say that about a govt site?!
Evan Williams
ev First - "listen." Second - "be confident, but not certain." (Madeleine Albright, via @bfeld (via @timoreilly)
Ves Dimov, M.D.
AllergyNotes Twitter works well for creating a searchable, "no login required" archive of notes. A bonus: You can use later it for blogging ideas.
Steve Rubel
steverubel What would the Romans say if they visited in our offices in a time machine and saw us pecking away at computers all day?
atask Fail Whale! Couldn't get on Twitter for at least 15 min. Disoriented. Short of breath, lightheaded. Barely functioning...
Ves Dimov, M.D.
AllergyNotes Google Trends: searches for "suicide methods" show a steady increase in the same time period (scroll right to see)
Ves Dimov, M.D.
AllergyNotes Google Trends shows searches for "Obama hope" went way up in Q4 of 2008 (scroll right to see):
HowardKurtz Google stock has dipped below $300. On other hand, GM stock is $3.08. And one actually makes things.
Paul Kedrosky
pkedrosky people. i'm kidding about the $GE boardseat. We taxpayers are all GE boardmembers now. I should learn to be less opaque/sarcastic.
Paul Kedrosky
pkedrosky Awesome. I'm now a GE board member. This has been such a good year for me getting on marquee boards.
Aaron Logan
pyknosis The last time I bought gas, it was $4.10 per gallon. Now, it's $2.45. Crazy.

Micro-blogging on Twitter is easy, fun and can be very useful and educational if you follow/subscribe to interesting people.

You can read more here: A Doctor's Opinion: Why I Started Microblogging on Twitter and
visit my account at Twitter/AllergyNotes.

Obama: "Fired Up? Ready To Go!"


  1. Wow, I didn't know First Aid was on Twitter. That's pretty handy. Thanks!

  2. I know. It's great.

    The way to use blogs is to share information.