If you haven’t given Twitter a look, I’d definitely recommend it. It’s a free Web application with transformative potential.
If you have given Twitter a look, and weren’t impressed, or just didn’t get it, I’d recommend trying it again. Consider this quote from Al Tompkins of The Poynter Institute: “I have hated Twitter for more than a year. It always seemed silly and a waste of time. But having used it steadily for about three weeks, I find it is a great way for me to pass along quick story ideas as they develop throughout the day.”
It took me a couple-three weeks to begin to see the possibilities, too.
What is Twitter?
If you’re a FaceBook user, I’d compare it to the “Status Updates” box on your FaceBook page—that’s the general idea, in the same way that a theater is something like a TV.
The two videos that follow help to convey what Twitter is all about. View the first one (about 2.5 minutes) for a good overview, the second (11 min.) for implications and for ideas of how to use the service yourself.
By the way, here’s where you can find me on Twitter. (That link is always available under “Social Network Pages” in the sidebar of this blog, too.)