is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired in 2013), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “How They Got There: Interviews with Digital Designers About Their Careers”and “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
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You don’t owe anybody on Twitter anything. Use it the way you want to, not the way you feel you’re supposed to.
I agree with Jordan. On Twitter, you just start back up. No guilt.
The blog, on the other hand, I totally hear you about. I’m up against a similar block.
Personally, I’m into anti-social media!
At first I got the feeling I was not doing my share when I don’t tweet. I am over it now.
Tweets come now when I feel like. It’s hard to try to find something else but what is top of mind to tweet about, but when it’s confidential work or something that is ongoing for a while it’s pointless to tweet about it.
All the same I like Twitter much better than Facebook, which I actually can’t stand. Great source of information in form of links from people I have chosen to feed me.
I’m starting to feel like Twitter is some sort of pyramid scheme, not sure why b/c I use it and it can be fun. I go back and forth about it. I agree with Andrew though, don’t even waste your time going back.
“Social media is too much hard work”
I agree completely, and it’s especially hard work when your the only one doing it! We’ve just started a Blog (two posts to date) and a Twitter (a few more). Twitter is easier and less time consuming but if it’s being used for business you feel like you always need to post something relevant… “who knows who’s listening?”.
I’ve just started tweeting, a bit of a later-starter I know. I’m yet to feel tweet-guilt but I get the same nagging guilt when I haven’t updated my blog (or worse still, not added a new project to my portfolio for over a year…). It’s similar to the feeling I get when I forget to send my mum a card on Mother’s Day.
I agree completely with Jordan. The beauty of Twitter is its versatility – you can use it in whatever way(s) you want.
Another great thing about Twitter is that “most” people don’t take it nearly as seriously as email and it is much less formal.
Forget common email conventions, take a walk on the wild side and use Twitter how you want.
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