Twitter is the new black, according to Kevin Rose

by Karilyn Kempton

During his presentation at the recent Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Digg founder Kevin Rose encouraged startups to communicate cheaply and with immediacy:

"I really believe that email communication is dead," says Rose. "Twitter is more of a real-time communication."

Now is a great time to launch a start-up, he declares. Less competition, argues Rose, means it will be easier to get press. Rose encourages new companies to keep their PR aggressive but as cheap as possible by doing it yourself. I follow Kevin Rose's Twitter, and usually find his brief updates genuinely entertaining.

This conveniently segues into a plug for Techvibes on Twitter: read our rationale in Greg Andrews' "Introducing Techvibes on Twitter."

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Twitter is a privately funded startup with offices in the SoMA neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. Started as a side project in March of 2006, Twitter has grown into a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. In countries all around the world, people follow the sources most relevant to them and access information via Twitter as it happens—from breaking... more

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Karilyn Kempton

Karilyn Kempton

Karilyn is a tech writer, a nerd and a ski bum. She is particularly interested in mobile innovations, and always has her hands in a few projects at a time. She will be living in Revelstoke, BC for the winter, splitting her time between skiing and writing. Send her an email at karilyn.kempton [at], check out her blog at, and stay tuned to for her... more

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