Twitter Story For Marie Claire India Sept’ 09


I wrote an article about Twitter which was published in the September 2009 issue of Marie Claire, which has just come out on the stands right now. If you’re already an avid Tweeter, it won’t say anything that you don’t know already. If you’re a techie, you’ll probably turn your nose up at what I’ve written. But if you’ve just been hearing about the Twitterumours everywhere and are wondering why it’s so hot, you might find a few answers. Because this is a layperson’s understanding of the Twitterage, an account of personal experience, which is really how I believe a tool should be explained and understood.

Marie Claire Sep09 p213 - Twitter story

I’m happy with the way it looks. And hey! I even got my photo in the contributors page. Thank you so much Aekta for the opportunity (and Sumit for the photograph)!

Marie Claire Sep09 - contributros

And again, considering that the book I’m writing is about the ways that ordinary people (the mango junta as Saif would have us know) experience the internet….writing this piece was almost like a test run. I hope you enjoy it!

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9 thoughts on “Twitter Story For Marie Claire India Sept’ 09

  1. Deepti Lamba September 4, 2009 at 08:32 Reply

    Congratulations!
    .-= Deepti Lamba´s last blog ..Memories Of India’s Partition =-.

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  2. Hey.. COngratulations..

    Good Connecting with you…

    @rungss on Twitter
    .-= Bijay Rungta aka @rungss Sharing Knowledge´s last blog ..The Past Week 2009-08-29 =-.

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  3. Gautam Ghosh September 4, 2009 at 19:06 Reply

    This is too awesome, Ramya!

    Congratulations! Kudos!

    Looking forward to the novel!!
    .-= Gautam Ghosh´s last blog ..Tata Sons wins case against Oktatabyebye.com =-.

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  4. Ms Taggart September 8, 2009 at 21:18 Reply

    Nice article! Like I already told, I am going to either pre-order your book or get it the first day! 🙂
    .-= Ms Taggart´s last blog ..Hong Kong notes =-.

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    • IdeaSmith September 10, 2009 at 15:46 Reply

      @Deepti @Bijay Rungta @Gautam: Thank you! I enjoyed writing it!

      @Ms Taggart: You are so sweet! That’s really encouraging, especially in times when I start to think I should just give it all up for the ‘normal’ life!

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  5. Sudeep September 10, 2009 at 16:01 Reply

    Congrats! 🙂
    I always seem to fail to explain twitter to colleagues, I hope it is ok to circulate your article next time someone asks. I especially liked the ending of the article.
    .-= Sudeep´s last blog ..Life is an old lady’s tears =-.

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    • IdeaSmith September 10, 2009 at 16:04 Reply

      @Sudeep: Do go ahead. That’s the purpose of the article after all, to explain how Twitter works and why it’s great to sign up for an account!

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  6. Ms Taggart September 10, 2009 at 16:16 Reply

    Please dont quit that. I have read debut novels of other blogger turned authors, and know how pathetic they are, and know for sure that you can do a far better job with your book.. This is the confidence I have by purely reading your posts and not to make you feel good.. it would be a pity if you ever thought otherwise and quit…
    Cmon.. every blogger starts the blog with the intention to publish a book someday, and I personally know some brilliant writers who dont care to write anymore. So it feels good to see atleast one of us going ahead and writing a brilliant book.. the book certainly doesnt need to have a great subject or a flowerly language like Marquez’s, but if it makes sense and grips the reader, in my opinion, its a good book, and you can do it!
    .-= Ms Taggart´s last blog ..Hong Kong notes =-.

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    • IdeaSmith September 23, 2009 at 21:55 Reply

      @Ms Taggart: Thanks, love! That’s really, really, really encouraging!

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