Daily Archives: February 28, 2008

Twitter — What am I doing?

I’m still not convinced Twitter is right for me. If you’ve never used it, this is how it works:

You sign up and then send updates to the world of what you are doing. The updates must be short – 140 characters or less (that includes spaces, I think).  Not much happens until you start following people though. Then you get their updates. You can reply to them by typing @ before their username. Sometimes they reply, but sometimes they don’t. It’s like a dysfunctional chatroom.

I only “follow” 12 people. I can’t imagine what it would be like if I followed hundreds – I’m already distracted when one of the 12 I follow updates what they are doing.

We’ll see.