Thanks to Loudmouthman for tweeting about The Campaign For Real Blogs - Turn off the A list in May
I'm a big fan of Twitter. If you wonder what it is then read Twitter explained thanks to Steve Clayton et al.
I particularly like the Twitter mobile site which works beautifully from my Windows (or any other decent) mobile phone.
For me the reason Twitter is interesting is that I can listen to ("follow" in Twitter parlance) people I find interesting and receive their (max) 140 character micro blog posts and conversely they can follow me. Some people (referred to as "the a-list" in the post referred to by loudmouthman) follow thousands of people - there's no way they can establish meaningful relationships/conversations with that many people! Presumably they use automated tools to sort the wheat from the chaff.
Note: I use it for business (to forge working relationships and keep up to date with what's going on) and socially.
Where do I find the time? Well I spend even less time on email and hardly use Facebook any more. I still like the group membership (and notifications of changes) in Facebook.
How many people do you follow? How many follow you?
I've been off twitter all day... to get some work done. :)
Steve - add http://apps.facebook.com/twitter/ to Facebook and then Twitter can update your Facebook status.
Keith> I follow 57 people and have 43 followers myself.
I've been using Twitter for a couple of months and have posted 766 updates so far. I find it really useful to keep tabs on what's going on and to network with interesting people
Tobie> Thanks - I know of the app you refer to. I choose to be selective over whom can follow me hence don't open it up to my facebook audience as a whole. I'm trying to manage the signal to noise ratio