This morning, I read a post by ThatEdeGuy on his twitter reflections. Now around a month ago we had been discussing Twitter and how we didn’t really see the point, but let’s give it a shot. I personally had tested Plurk before, but found it clunky and just didn’t keep up with it. So like Ede, I anticipate having issues with keeping updated with it. I use text enough, but I tend to notice a long lag time between txting in a tweet and actually seeing the update. So don’t often.
I have found myself using Twitter much *much* more than I thought I would. Twitterfox has had a lot to do with that of course. Firefox is always open, whether at home or at work. I have discovered that it isn’t as disruptive as I thought it would be to getting actual work done. That being said, it is fairly addictive as I try to make sure I keep updated and follow along with other conversations.
ThatEdeGuy out it well:
Twitter is somewhat addictive. It’s way more conversational than a blog or any other website. It’s the closest thing to a IM client that there is currently available. The nice thing is that you can “follow” several conversations at once without a separate window open for each and also, without the clutter that having all those conversations would be in one place. They are still in one “stream” but, with the @ reply function, it makes it much easier to find the twits that are aimed at you and those that belong to a different conversation.
I have noticed moderate trafic from Twitter URL’s, so I believe there is potential there the more one grows their followers. Growth from 1 follower and 1 post to 42 followers and 189 posts might also have something to do with that. I am finding it quite enjoyable… there are a number of people who are not only fun to follow, but extremely helpful as well. (@wilw and @problogger being a couple persons of note.)
If you haven’t already found my Twitter via the sidebar… here is the link: