Thursday, April 10, 2008

BlackBerry beating Twitter

On a more serious note, I found an interesting news today: RIM trying to stop Twitter from registering its trademark.

As you might now, I am a Twitter user. Micro-blogging sounds really stupid when you look at it, but it delivers interesting information. For example, when I land in a place and I tell people I am there, often my phone rings and I spend dinner with someone I know, rather than alone in a hotel room.

Then there is the use of Twitter to communicate with others. It is a form of Instant Messaging. But in a confuse way. And it has links to mobile (I use Twitter on my Windows Mobile or iPhone, depending what I am carrying at the time).

The fact that RIM sees Twitter as a competitor is a bit of a stretch to me. But I like the idea they are beating Twitter instead of retaliating against me :-)